The Property Ombudsman has issued guidance on dual fees where two estate agents have been instructed and both are claiming a fee for selling a property, an issue that is a regular source of complaints.
Estate agents in England need to improve their anti-money laundering standard following a crackdown by HMRC and a survey finding that over a third admit they have no AML officer in place.
The UK's largest estate agent group, Countrywide, has reported widening losses and says the uncertainty surrounding Brexit is hitting business.
New guidance has been published on referral fees received by estate agents across the UK, which will make previously hidden fees open and transparent to consumers.
Five senior judges have thrown out an appeal by a developer who believed he didn't have to pay an estate agent a £42,000 fee.
Expectations, demand and sales expectations all down in latest market snapshot
The property market in the UK is still moving despite ongoing Brexit uncertainty with the supply of homes available to buying at its highest level for the month on December for four years.
Demand from prospective home buyers in the UK and the supply of available properties for sale both fell by 13% in October, the latest report from estate agents shows.
Estate agent hit by slowing sales in capital amid high prices and Brexit uncertainty
Thousands of online property adverts in England are discriminating against tenants who are in receipt of housing benefit, a study says.
Housing Minister Heather Wheeler announces plans to raise standards across the property agent sector.
Investors in Countrywide. the UK's largest estate agency owner, approved a £140m emergency fundraising at its annual meeting on Tuesday.
We haven’t exchanged contracts yet, but the agent wants more than £1,200 in commission
Upmarket estate agent also blames extreme UK weather as property deals fall sharply
Countrywide is what happens when you take on too much debt.
Four years ago, Foxtons Group Plc was riding the crest of London’s housing wave as surging demand sent home values in the U.K. capital soaring.
The beleaguered company's shares dropped to 14p today, down from over £1.50 a year ago and over half yesterday's price.
London-focused estate agent chain Foxtons has reported a loss for the first half of the year as the capital's property market continues to stagnate.
It said losses were £2.5m, after a £3.8m profit last year.
High street operators face triple whammy of internet competition, falling prices and fee cuts
Two Somerset estates agents who secretly conspired with their competitors to fix prices have been disqualified from trading by the Competition Markets Authority (CMA).
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