At 8pm this evening, in an all too familiar manner, the Prime Minister addressed the nation once again to inform us that England would return to lockdown, instructing people to "stay at home", mirroring his announcement at the start of the pandemic in March.
In a dramatic New Year’s Eve statement on the London Stock Exchange, Countrywide has agreed the terms of a recommended offer for the company by Connells.
Property portals often experience a spike in search on Boxing Day with Britons looking to buy a house ready for the new year. With Boxing Day just days away, an expert has revealed their five top tips for getting your property in shape ready for the "Boxing Day bounce".
The government should succumb to pressure and extend the Stamp Duty Holiday for the sake of the economy and the property market. This was the message from the MD of bespoke property search firm, Index West Midlands, who suggests that without an extension, economic downturn will follow.
Connells chief says it will now pay shareholders £3.25 a share, an increase of 30% on its original £2.50 deal revealed last week.
Franchising giant TPFG looks to land major coup and hoover up rival, but will competition regulators step in?
Connells once more says Alchemy deal to finance Countrywide will not sort out its financial and operational problems.
Berenberg says the 3.5% slide in agent branches listing with Rightmove may accelerate soon as the reality of Covid changes kick-in for the industry.
Viewings at occupied properties can start on 27 July, 10 weeks after England – providing infections don’t rise, says First Minister.
Estate agents across the UK are banning the use of the term master bedroom due to its links with slavery and sexism.
Agents will instead replace the term with 'primary' or 'principal' bedroom, the Times reports.
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.
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.
Secretary of State for Housing Robert Jenrick has made the highly unusual move of penning a column for a property portal in which he reveals that the government always intended to make property the first industry to be allowed back to work.
Agencies scramble to work out how to do viewings after industry exempted from coronavirus lockdown
The government has set out plans to restart England's housing market, which has been in deep freeze since the coronavirus lockdown.
Ministry of Housing confirms viewings can take place but warns that open houses and driving clients to viewings are still prohibited.
Commercial estate agents’ Gross Value Added, a metric of economic productivity, will be hit by 35% due to the COVID-19-induced lockdown, PwC analysis shows.
Three senior figures from the industry reveal how their worlds are changing as the crisis puts a huge question mark over physical viewings and appraisals.
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