Technology is driving change in consumer behaviour when buying property with internet quality superseding structural considerations like the quality of insulation and the condition of floors and walls.
Data from an agency comparison website reveals that in the current market it takes well over a year for a home to sell in several parts of the UK.
A trade body has sharply criticised HM Land Registry for its slow progress on digitising local searches after a promising start 18 months ago.
An equity release specialist says the scrapping of stamp duty for so-called last time buyers would lead to more downsizing, freeing up larger properties and allowing more flexibility in the wider sales market.
The Council of Property Search Organisations feel frustrated by the speed and reduced uptake in the adoption of HM Land Registry’s digital Local Land Charges centralization project.
Simon Hayes has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of HM Land Registry.
Reservation agreements locking in buyers and sellers could be trailed with some agencies and conveyancers early in 2020, a government official has revealed.
November 6 has been declared Budget Day – at least if there is a Brexit deal agreed in principle in the next week.
Government plans to end so-called ‘no fault’ evictions and at the same time expand what amounts to a good reason to evict may not improve tenants’ security and risk being unworkable in practice.
The HM Land Registry Local Land Charges fifth annual conference took place in Birmingham recently, leaving delegates buoyed about the potential future direction of the sector.
Much of the anecdotal commentary from the survey respondents working in the market blames heightened economic and political uncertainty.
Fraudsters are becoming increasingly sophisticated with the systems they use to commit property fraud, using new technology and the ability to access personal data.
Introducing a legally binding agreement after acceptance of an offer will end the risk of a transaction collapsing and put an end to gazumping and gazundering.
Reservation agreements to lock in home buyers and sellers to a transaction could be trialled by March, a lead government official has revealed.
Homeowners are angry and worried after finding out their new freehold properties they purchased is riddled with restrictive covenants and rent charges.
The boss of a 15+ branch estate agency group has explained how he thinks regulation could ‘ruin’ the estate agency industry.
The modern method of auction is sometimes called a conditional auction, giving bidders time to assemble their finances before going ahead with their purchase.
Homebuyers/sellers in the UK may have to shop around more to get the best deal on conveyancing due to record high moving costs across the country.
Private sales treaties will simply be unable to deliver sales between now and the end of this year, anxious vendors are being told.
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