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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