The Rise and Rise of Property Prices Continues – For Now

The latest Land Registry figures confirm something we all already know – house prices have continued to soar in August, at least in some areas. The average 8.4% increase across England and Wales has been bolstered by a massive 21.6% annual increase in London. That’s compared to just 3% in the North East of England… read more →

Ombudsman Services Report 40% Increase in Complaints

Ombudsman Services, one of the three property industry redress schemes, has reported a 40% increase in complaints since the same period last year. The scheme includes surveyors, letting agents and estate agents. Surveys and Valuations accounted for 42% of complaints with many also being in respect of letting agents, particular in the area of poor.. read more →

The Rental Sector Falls Under The Spotlight

With the sustained upward pressure on property prices even the Government’s Help to Buy Scheme isn’t enough to get everybody on the housing ladder. For millions of people there is no hope of ever achieving the Thatcherite Utopia of a home owning society. For many the wage/purchase price gap is simply too high. For others.. read more →

How Is The Property Market Impacting On The Quick Sale Sector?

Much has been said recently about the so called Property Boom, or Bubble depending on your viewpoint, with the London market being especially busy. So has the buoyant market meant a slowdown for companies in the Quick Sale Sector? Surely it has if people are able to sell so easily using more traditional methods such.. read more →

The Property Ombudsman launches Code of Practice for newly-formed The National Association of Property Buyers

New national trade association created to raise standards in the ‘Quick House Sale Sector’ following OFT Market Study. Some of the UK’s largest and best-known property buying companies have collaborated with the Property Ombudsman (TPO) to create a new Code of Practice1 to address the issues raised in the Office of Fair Trading’s (OFT) market.. read more →

NAPB Launched!

Today sees the long awaited launch of The NAPB. We have been very busy for months getting everything ready, most importantly the Code of Practice for Property Buyers by which all members must abide. Today we’ll see a lot of excitement in the press about the industry especially as property is such a hot topic.. read more →