All non-essential retailers will be able to reopen in England from 15 June, Boris Johnson has announced, as part of plans to further ease the lockdown.
Fears of another Grenfell-type fire are stunting the spread of wood-based buildings in England.
The government is planning to reduce the maximum height of wood-framed buildings from six storeys to four.
Nicola Sturgeon has today revealed that estate agents must wait until June to see house move restrictions lifted, and that some branches will not be able to open until August.
Financial Conduct Authority says the extended relief period is necessary to prevent a cliff edge of mortgage defaults.
This morning's figures released by HMRC have revealed that the pandemic and subsequent lockdown measures imposed by the government caused a widely expected slump in April's property transactions.
Mortgage lenders are resuming physical valuations in England following a loosening of lockdown restrictions.
Paragon and Bank of Ireland UK have restarted physical valuations, while Virgin Money and Clydesdale Bank will follow suit next week.
Warning comes after elderly couple put down £2,000 to reserve a house within a retirement development but lost their 'ideal home' after struggling to sell their old home within the 21-day deadline.
Andrew Goldthorpe, the CEO of PropertyMutual.com, a property portal that Jefferies said was "An incredibly disruptive blueprint that takes the agent/portal relationship back to its pure-play mutual roots".
Andrew Goldthorpe of PropertyMutual says too many portals including Rightmove and OTM start out promising to be solely for the benefit of agents, but soon lose their way.
Chancellor said to be in discussion about how to continue helping borrowers
Britain’s property market has proved to be a cornerstone of economic activity for decades. Without buyers and sellers alike booking removal lorries and moving home, large parts of the economy can lose momentum and drag on growth.
Avison Young has completed the sale of a Booths food store in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, for £9.1m, reflecting an initial net yield of eight per cent.
Shopping centre operator Intu has warned that it risks defaulting on its debts unless its lenders give the firm significant breathing space.
Dogs are being used to detect Japanese knotweed for Environet UK, a specialist in getting rid of the plant.
The animals can cover a site in minutes, staying completely still if they detect the plant, even if the knotweed rhizome is in small quantities.
Three quarters (77%) of brokers reckon mortgage lending will recover to pre COVID-19 levels within 9 months, while half (51%) believe it will happen within 6 months, research from Smart Money People has found.
Newly released figures from online broker, Trussle, have shown that current homeowners are looking to save money with better rates during the lockdown as application numbers soar by 110%.
New figures released by Howsy have revealed that the number of rental properties hitting the market surged by as much as +44% in some UK cities as lockdown restrictions were lifted and landlords were able to resume business.
The average time it takes to let a rental property rose to a record 29 days in April 2020 due to the lockdown measures, the Hamptons International Lettings Index has found.
Landlord rental collection has fallen by 50% in Liverpool due to COVID-19, the biggest fall across major English cities.
Cambridge is the most resilient location, with rent collection falling by just 7%, compared to a UK average of 30%.
Forecast is made by Scotland's largest and best-known estate agency Rettie & Co as it also predicts 35% drop in sales transactions this year.
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