Buyer demand continues to climb as market makes a ‘return to health’

The latest Homebuyer Hotspots Demand Index has revealed that buyer demand has continued to climb in Q1 2024, up +1% versus the final quarter of last year and returning to the same levels seen at

New data from Rightmove reveals Thursday 28th March was the biggest day for the number of new sellers coming to market so far this year.   It was the third biggest day for new listings coming

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer is directing efforts towards voters who support housebuilding, particularly in constituencies where there is a significant pro-development sentiment, according to The Times. The party’s strategy is buoyed by analysis indicating

Against a tough economic backdrop and with the cost of living rising sharply, law firms saw profits go only marginally down, according to the Law Society’s Financial Benchmarking Survey that provides an overview of the

The government has updated its guidance calling for second staircases in all new tall residential buildings over 18 metres – further enhancing the UK’s world-leading building safety standards. The change in guidance adds to a package

Lloyds Banking Group, Nationwide, NatWest, and Rightmove have announced an investment in Coadjute. This is the first time that the UK’s three largest mortgage providers have come together to fund a PropTech. Lloyds Banking Group,

Mortgage approvals for February soared to 60,383, marking a significant rise from January’s figure of 56,087, according to the Bank of England. This represents a robust month-over-month increase of 7.7% and a  39.8% surge year-over-year

New data from HM Revenue & Customs has revealed the number of UK residential property transactions in February 2024 was 3% lower than the same month in 2023. The provisional non-seasonally adjusted estimate of the

The Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (LUHC) Committee has today launched an inquiry on improving the home buying and selling process in England. The cross-party inquiry will examine the transaction process, the information available to

The cost of conveyancing rose by 5.1% in the first quarter of this year, compared to Q4 2023, according to analysis of approximately 82,000 conveyancing quote forms on home mover comparison site reallymoving. Published quarterly,

In 2023, full-time employees in England could expect to spend around 8.3 times their annual earnings buying a home. The equivalent figure in Wales is 6.1 times their annual earnings. At the national level, these

A report by the Resolution Foundation think tank has unveiled alarming findings about the state of housing in the UK, describing it as “expensive, cramped, and ageing,” and offering the worst value for money compared

Fisher Jones Greenwood (FJG) has promoted a number of experienced team members into senior leadership roles. The firm, which is currently based in 10 locations across Essex and Suffolk, is embarking on a period of

The Geospatial Commission, part of the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT), has partnered with The Alan Turing Institute to explore the role that artificial intelligence (AI) can play in long-term decisions about how

The number of sites that gained planning permission in 2023 dropped to the lowest level for a 12-month period since The Housing Pipeline Report began in 2006. The 10,527 sites were granted permission in 2023

The Legal Services Board has confirmed its interim leadership arrangements while its Board recruits a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). This follows Matthew Hill’s resignation from the role in January 2024, ahead of his departure

A new TA6 Property Information Form that supports National Trading Standards material information guidance has been released by the Law Society of England and Wales. It includes the information that the National Trading Estate and

SRA sets out new approach to financial penalties

The SRA have launched a consultation on rule changes needed to allow the potential regulation of non-authorised Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEX) members. The suggested arrangements explain the rules that would apply to CILEX paralegals

Thackray Williams, the London and Kent law firm, has bolstered its management and commercial teams with a number of new hires after witnessing a combined 82% increase in revenue for its employment and commercial departments

MoneySuperMarket has announced a partnership with the Equity Release Group (ERG). The introduction of ERG’s smartER™ technology  on MoneySuperMarket gives people the flexibility to research different later life lending options in their own time before