Britain set for housebuilding boom

Housebuilding boom

Lee Martin, Head of UK for property development optimisation platform Unlatch, has suggested that the housebuilding sector is already showing signs that it is set to rebound from a decline in pandemic output. The housebuilding sector was hit hard by Covid-19 following an initial industry lockdown, and a return to the workplace was made all […]

Calls for Trustpilot to publish data on fake reviews


The UK’s largest property review website,, has called for Trustpilot to publish the split of fake reviews removed between paying and free listing customers after they highlight fake reviews on estate agent comparison website getagent’s profile., a website that aggregates scraped estate agent data and reviews from online sources in order to give what […]

Estate agency AML compliance is second worst of all UK sectors

AML compliance

Anti-money laundering (AML) analysis has shown than the estate agency industry’s compliance with the regulations is the second worst of all sectors within the UK. Tim Barnett is chief executive of Credas Technologies, the company behind the research. He commented: “There was certainly a grace period of sorts offered following the implementation of money laundering […]

BLG summer conference set to launch this June in London


Bold Legal Group (BLG), the membership organisation for the conveyancing community, has announced that it will launch its inaugural summer conference on Tuesday 28th June at Regent’s Conferences & Events, London. The event has been launched with a view to bringing the conveyancing community together to foster collaboration and share knowledge and ideas from sector […]

Landmark webinar: The Completion Crunch


Landmark Information are hosting a free webinar – “The Completion Crunch: why property transactions are taking up to 49% longer” – Tuesday, March 22, 2022, 12:30 GMT. The average time to complete on a home purchase has increased from 83 days in 2007 to 122 days in 2021; sales completions have lagged even further, taking […]

Government takes aim at scam adverts with changes to Online Safety Bill

Online Safety Bill

A new legal duty will be added to the Online Safety Bill which will require social media sites and search engines to stop paid-for fraudulent adverts appearing on their services. These companies will need to have the correct systems and processes to prevent the publication and hosting of fraudulent advertising, and remove it when they […]

Purplebricks CEO resigns


The chief executive of Purplebricks, Vic Darvey, has resigned from his position, citing “personal circumstances”. He will be replaced by chief operating officer Helena Marston on 4th April. Darvey joined Purplebricks in 2019 following the departure of Michael and Kenny Bruce. The online estate agency recently posted a loss for the year, partly due to […]