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  • As part of their ongoing work on defining ‘Material information in property listings’, the National Trading Standards Estate and Letting Agency Team has issued their opinion on the use of ‘Price on Application’ (POA) in property listings. Deeming it to be unlawful, their publication states that regarding the use of...

  • We’ve seen plenty of reports highlighting how fast the property market is moving, such as sales taking place within around a month, meaning that sellers will likely want a quick sale to ensure they don’t lose the chance of buying their dream home. This Property Road article explains...

  • This weekend saw thousands of people gather to protest against water companies dumping sewage in rivers. The event was organised by the charity Surfers Against Sewage and people dressed up in some interesting costumes (see photograph below). This article describes how water companies discharged raw sewage into British rivers 372,533 times...

  • Propertymark is urging agents to ensure they are aware of the forthcoming changes to the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Regulations, as they could come into effect as soon as Autumn 2022. Since 1 October 2015, landlords have needed to ensure that a smoke alarm is fitted on every floor of their property...

  • Homebuyers are facing the realities of offering much higher than the asking price for properties as people bid to secure a house and lenders then "downvalue" the agreed price. This article from the Telegraph describes how house price growth has hit an 18-year high. Martin Stewart at mortgage broker London...