The Most Affordable Housing Region in the UK 2023

Looking at the latest House Price and Salary Statistic data from November 2023 of regions around the UK, Compare My Move have calculated the most affordable housing region in the UK, looking at how much a 10% deposit will be for the average house, and how many years it would take to save that deposit […]

Landmark Information Group expands its location-based data capabilities with completion of full ownership of PointX


Landmark Information Group, the biggest resource for land and property data in the UK, today announces the completion of the acquisition of Ordnance Survey’s shares in PointX, a Points of Interest (POI) database which provides essential information for businesses delivering location-based services.  PointX was formed in 2001 as a joint venture between Landmark and Ordnance Survey. Now […]

‘Left-behind’ towns have outperformed the market for commercial property transactions with spend growing four times faster

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The ‘left-behind’ towns across England and Wales earmarked for £20 million endowment-style funds each under the Government’s Long-Term Plan for Towns, have outperformed the property market for commercial transactions, according to a study by Search Acumen, the property data insight and technology provider. The Prime Minister and the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities […]

How is technology shaping the next generation of conveyancers?

The demand for digital services and the convenience they can offer has embedded itself into our daily lives, with everything now easily accessible online. Consumers naturally expect the process of moving house to be the same. The next generation of conveyancers must continue to drive digital transformation in the legal sector. With the continued expectation […]

ESTAS winners have their say…

It was a double celebration at the 2023 ESTAS Awards three weeks ago, as this year we marked our twentieth birthday and the hailed the best of the best from the property industry. Although it’s been a somewhat challenging twelve months, the cream really has risen to the top and over the last year the […]

Open Property Data Association appoints LMS CEO as executive committee member

Open Property Data Association (OPDA) has expanded its Member Executive Committee with the appointment of Nick Chadbourne, CEO of LMS. This appointment is to further the OPDA ambition of transforming the house buying process through the creation of property data standards in the UK. Maria Harris, Chair of OPDA: “The OPDA launched in June this […]

How is the UK housing market set to change in 2024?

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In recent years, property prices have largely followed a consistent upward trajectory; however the last 12 months have been anything but smooth sailing for the housing market. A combination of factors from rising interest rates, falling property prices, and shaky public confidence have been a perfect storm for the property market that looks to have […]

Demystifying the SQE: A Comprehensive Guide to the Solicitors Qualifying Examination

The Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) has been a topic of conversation and interest in the legal community for some time. As the newest route to becoming a solicitor in England and Wales, it represents a significant change in the traditional path to legal qualification. In this blog, we aim to demystify the SQE by exploring its […]