Eight out of ten lawyers say government red tape has a significant impact on their work
1 Dec 2020
Research by Movewise shows that probate solicitors see delays as one of their biggest challenges
1 Dec 2020
Properties still selling despite lockdown with keen buyers viewing. For those about to list, don't photograph the Christmas tree!
29 Nov 2020
Movewise will be presenting a seminar to the probate industry on Wednesday, December 2
25 Nov 2020
Properties selling well despite lockdown with buyers actively bidding. Stock levels are down suggesting improving conditions for vendors.
21 Nov 2020
Listings and sales are both holding up. Viewing have dropped but the keenest buyers remain active and we expect a December bouce in activity if lockdown ends.
13 Nov 2020
Requires extensive experience in sales negotiation and advisory in either an estate agency or property search background. You must have 2+ years in a senior role such as assistant manager.
9 Nov 2020
Listing in Wales dropped 33% since their 15-day lockdown was announced. We expect this lockdown to have less impact on than before.
8 Nov 2020
Housing market will remain open during the UK lockdown, however we anticipate viewings will drop significantly.
1 Nov 2020
Flats are twice as hard to sell as houses, particularly in London. Prime flats are hardest of all with only 1 in 6 over £1m selling.
24 Oct 2020
Covid hotspots in the North of England are not yet having any material impact on the local property market.
18 Oct 2020
Property prices are up 5-7% year-on-year. The strong growth is outside London and in properties under £1m in value.
9 Oct 2020
UK property market has normalised with sales rates of 54-61% across the country. London is the hardest place with a sales rate of just 22%.
2 Oct 2020
Agents are struggling to keep up with the supply of property coming onto the market. Volumes up +12% in September and +23% in Prime London.
26 Sep 2020
UK property market has normalised outside large cities with sales rates of 47% but London is icy cold with sales rates as low as 13%
18 Sep 2020
Since June London agents have listed 13,000 properties over £1m in value but sold only 2,100 properties.
11 Sep 2020
Stock levels in London have increased +47% since May, dramatically higher than the rest of the UK (+18%), creating a competitive environment for sellers.
6 Sep 2020
Listings slowing fastest in the North of England, lending conditions tightening and Asian buyers returning to London.
28 Aug 2020
Sales rates for properties valued £2-5m are 33% at the moment, meaning most property that comes to market withdraws unsold.
22 Aug 2020
Movewise has listed more than £60m worth of property in the UK in the past year
17 Aug 2020
Lower end of the market is extremely active with volumes up significantly year-on-year and a high sales rate. Prime is more challenging.
15 Aug 2020
Market is strong at lower values, driving average house price growth up, but the top of the market is soft and forecast to decline.
7 Aug 2020
Summer and Covid has made outside space even more important to home movers. Those with it are selling much more easily than those without.
1 Aug 2020
Major west London boroughs see twice the volume of prime stock hit the market than the rest of the UK.
25 Jul 2020
Listings volume +230% last 2 months across all price categories. Demand at the lower end softer as mortgage lending tighter.
17 Jul 2020
Activity remains at the lower to mid-levels. Prime activity is lower but those applicants that are active are real.
10 Jul 2020
Few new prime buyers are entering the market, so active applicants are all already listed with agents. Relisting is required to maintain viewing momentum at the top end of the market.
3 Jul 2020
First time buyers are keenly purchasing property with outside space. Investors have backed off waiting for a softer market later in 2020.
26 Jun 2020
In-person viewings slow down as pent up demand eases and buyers go back to work. Prices remain firm and listing volumes normalised.
19 Jun 2020
Listings fully recovered to pre-covid level. Demand from buyers is high but patchy, 3D virtual tours working well. Significant delays in mortgage valuations being booked in.
12 Jun 2020
UK house price index fell -1.7% from April to May, largest mom drop since 2009. Whilst this sounds bad, so far it represents only a retracement of strong "up months" in March and April . Buyer enquiry volume is high but viewing volumes are 50% of what they normally would be due to safety restrictions. 3D tours remain popular. Seller listings volumes now only -26% below February as sellers continue to re-engage.
5 Jun 2020
Lots of enquiries with phone "ringing off the hook". Large surge in pent up listings last week pulled back this week. Offers are currently high quality but seeking a discount.
28 May 2020
Listings off the bottom. Now -55% down from pre-covid level. Strong rebound in listings the South: London back to early January levels. Some buyers trying to renegotiate prices but relistings are seeing lots of interest (virtual and physical) - don’t be hustled!
22 May 2020
Last night the government lifted restrictions on the estate agency sector permitting viewings. Here are our top 5 tips for sellers in light of this.
13 May 2020
Listings are up +30% week-on-week off the lows. Still -74% down from February. Agents awaiting announcement for indications on when they can host viewings. Buyer enquiries are rising.
8 May 2020
Daily listings are 83% lower than February. Agents are seeing buyers (cash and low LTV) coming back to the market. Listings creating shortage of property on the market - sellers get prepared.
1 May 2020
A property technology start-up that lists a customer’s home with successive estate agents until it is sold has raised £500,000 of seed funding.
21 Apr 2019