• May 3rd 2017

House price growth slows 'as consumer prepare for cash squeeze'

House prices recorded their second consecutive monthly fall in April, while the annual rate of growth slowed to 2.6 per cent, the weakest since June 2013.That’s the latest housing market data from the Nationwide, which says the recent softening in price ... more

  • Apr 28th 2017

Supply drought goes on as NAEA declares stock level 'a record low'

The number of properties available to buy on agents’ books decreased to 39 last month - the lowest amount recorded for March since National Association of Estate Agents records began 15 years ago. Year on year, supply is down 28 per cent as agents ... more

  • Apr 7th 2017

Purplebricks called "cynical, disingenuous" by agents' trade body

The bitter war of words against Purplebricks waged by the fledgling Charter for Independent Estate and Letting Agents reached a new intensity last night with the release of a scathing attack on the hybrid agency’s recent consumer report.In the report ... more

  • Apr 6th 2017

RLA Warns: Be Alert to Property Fraud Risk

Written by Sally WalmsleyThe Land Registry said residential landlords are a high risk group when it comes to property fraud and are encouraging them to sign up to protect against criminal tenants by joining the Property Alert scheme.A free service alerting ... more

  • Apr 4th 2017

Good news: easier to get mortgages now than any time since 2014

Mortgage brokers say they are encountering fewer difficulties sourcing products now than at any time for three years. Research from the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association suggests almost a third of brokers reported that they encountered no problem ... more

  • Apr 3rd 2017

New leasehold scandal? Retirement villages face clampdown

A two year investigation by the Law Commission has ended with a claim that some owners of leasehold retirement properties, and their families and carers, are hit with “huge bills” hidden in “complicated formulas.”The Commission says that the charging ... more

  • Mar 30th 2017

Article 50 may be huge for UK but housing market stays calm

The triggering of Article 50 may have been regarded as a historic event but it appears to have left the housing market largely untouched.“My fundamental belief is that Brexit is irrelevant to the domestic housing market.  Quite simply, there is no ... more

  • Mar 16th 2017

Landlords told: 'Use letting agents, don't rely on listings websites'

The founder of eviction specialist Landlord Action is advising landlords to use accredited letting agents and not try to take the cheap option of advertising for tenants on websites. Shamplina is a host of Channel 5’s TV show Nightmare Tenants, Slum ... more

  • Mar 7th 2017

Trade body explains Purplebricks complaint as war of words continues

Fledgling trade body The Charter for Independent Estate and Letting Agents (CIELA) has described Purplebricks as the 'biggest enemy currently facing independent agents'.The organisation has taken to its blog to explain why it has written a complaint ... more