• Property listings down 4% in April May 15, 2017

    Property supply fell by 4% in April at a time when the housing market would normally expect the number of new properties being listed to rise, the latest data from ...

  • Landlords to slash spending following tax increases May 15, 2017

    As their tax burden increases, over a third of landlords in the UK are looking to cut their annual spending, a move that is described as being a blow to ...

  • Former Dragon’s Den star launches PropTech Innovation Challenge May 8, 2017

    Shaf Rasul has launched a new property technology competition in partnership with the Strathclyde University.

  • RentalStep launches with new ‘Tenant Passport’ May 4, 2017

    RentalStep, an online service which is aiming to do for home renting what Airbnb did for the holiday business, has launched throughout the UK.

    RentalStep allows both tenants and landlords ...

  • YourWelcome raises £1m in new funding April 28, 2017

    The round was led by Flux group, alongside strategic angel investors including Simon Emeny, CEO of Fullers and Sir James Devitt of Herald Hotels.

  • New proptech report to be launched April 28, 2017

    University of Oxford Professor Andrew Baum is set to launch a new report on the proptech sector.

  • SPCE achieves investment target April 27, 2017

    SPCE has raised £245,748 in seed funding on crowdfunding platform Seedrs – smashing its target of £215,000.

  • Labour councils account for 70% of vacant properties April 27, 2017

    Labour councils have 70% of vacant properties across England in their areas, according to online estate agent eMoov.

    eMoov submitted 270 freedom of information requests to London, Metropolitan and District councils ...

  • Launch of rogue landlord database welcomed April 27, 2017

    The launch of a rogue landlords and letting agents database by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan (pictured) has been welcomed by both the National Landlords Association and the Association of ...

  • Number of empty homes on the decline April 26, 2017

    More than 200,000 homes worth over £43bn were lying empty in England last year with Kensington and Chelsea in London having the highest number, new research shows.

    London rogue landlord database to be launched April 26, 2017

    Landlords and letting agents who exploit their tenants in London will be named and shamed on a new online database that will be published on the Mayor’s website.

  • No Agent raises £500k April 26, 2017

    Investors include Gillian Kent, former CEO at Propertyfinder.com (acquired by Zoopla), and Nick Hynes, former founder and CEO of Overture Europe (acquired by Yahoo).

  • RSA and Hood Group launch connected home pilot April 24, 2017

    Global insurer RSA has partnered with Hood Group in a connected home pilot programme designed to evaluate escape of water sensor technology and inform the development of new home insurance ...

  • Appear Here expands to the US with New York City launch April 24, 2017

    New York brands joining Appear Here’s existing users of Kanye West, Net-a-Porter and Loewe include Away,
    Opening Ceremony and Google.

  • Empty property value in England stands at £43bn April 24, 2017

    New research by Property Partner has revealed that England has 200,145 long-term empty homes worth more than £43bn.

  • Qube Global joins RICS Tech Affiliate Program April 24, 2017

    Qube Global Software has become the latest firm to join the RICS Tech Affiliate Program.

  • New home planning permissions up again April 21, 2017

    Permission for 293,127 new homes were granted in 2016, the highest yearly total since the HBF Housing Pipeline survey began in 2006 and a strong indicator that increases in house ...

  • Landbay: Coming months will see housing market change April 20, 2017

    The coming months could see considerable change for the housing market, John Goodall, CEO and co-founder of Landbay, has warned.

  • GuestReady to join Station F’s inaugural Founders Program April 20, 2017

    London-based proptech startup GuestReady will be joining Station F’s inaugural Founders Program in July 2017.

  • CBRE acquires US proptech firm April 19, 2017

    CBRE has acquired the business of Mainstream Software,, a technology company that provides mobile and software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology solutions for facilities management operations.

  • Revolut and Trussle link up to provide mortgage broking service April 19, 2017

    Banking challenger Revolut has joined forces with the mortgage broker Trussle to give users direct access to its mortgage broking service.

    Trussle searches thousands of products from over 90 lenders to find ...

  • Investors looking to well known names April 19, 2017

    More than half (57%) of investors looking to buy into businesses over the next 12 months admit to preferring well-known UK brands such as supermarkets and banks, according to a ...

  • Team behind Propman to hold series of proptech seminars April 18, 2017

    Grosvenor Systems, the team behind property management systems Propman, has launched a series of free seminars to help property managers embrace technology.

    The ‘Introduction to property management software’ seminars, which ...

  • Average house price passes £300k April 18, 2017

    The latest house price index from Your Move has revealed that in England and Wales the price of an average home reached £301,278 in March.

    According to the report, this represents ...

  • General election set for 8th June April 18, 2017

    Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that the UK will hold a general election on the 8th of June.

    Mrs May made her announcement following a meeting of her Cabinet.

    RICS: Residential sales still lack impetus April 18, 2017

    The UK housing market continues to lack impetus, with new buyer enquiries and agreed sales stagnant in March, according to the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

    The number of properties coming ...

  • FORA to hold proptech seminar event April 18, 2017

    Family Office Real Estate Advisers, a network for professional real estate advisers who’s clients are principally family offices and UHNW clients, is holding a proptech seminar on April 25th.

    The seminar and ...

  • Brownfield whitepaper gets developer backing April 14, 2017

    According to new research among property developers, releasing more publicly owned brownfield land for development is the biggest opportunity arising from the government’s recently launched housing white paper.

    Over two-thirds (69%) ...

  • Airbnb model an ‘increasing threat to landlords’ April 13, 2017

    The Airbnb model poses a growing threat to landlords, leading tenant eviction firm, Landlord Action, has warned.

    Over the last 12 months, the number of cases Landlord Action has received, where ...

  • Glide looks to revolutionise broadband for student landlords April 12, 2017

    Following the successful launch of Risk Free Bills Inclusive last year, specialist student utilities and service provider, Glide has launched a new broadband product, fully loaded with Browzer.

    The bespoke platform ...

  • World’s first register of foreign property owners to be created April 11, 2017

    The UK is set to create the world’s first public register of foreign property owners using companies and other structures and arrangements to buy real estate.

    The new register will be ...

  • HPI – Price growth up 5.8% in February April 11, 2017

    Lending to home buyers in the UK ticked up in February on a non-seasonally adjusted basis by 6% year on year and was 2% higher than the same month in ...

  • Holiday Crowd secures seed investment April 10, 2017

    Property investment service Holiday Crowd has closed a £290,000 seed round from angel investors including live Sykes, founder and chairman of Sykes Cottages, and Apadmi Ventures, the venture arm of ...

  • Leverton and LeaseSolution partner April 10, 2017

    Artificial Intelligence firm LEVERTON and lease accounting solution LeaseSolution have signed a partnership which will see the two companies provide a comprehensive solution for the new IFRS 16 /ASC 842 ...

  • Rialto joins RICS Tech Affiliate Programme April 7, 2017

    Rialto has joined the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors Tech Affiliate Program.

    The Tech Affiliate Program (TAP) has been designed to promote the adoption of technology across the real estate industry, benefiting ...

  • CapitalRise funds £1.2m deal in less than a week April 6, 2017

    CapitalRise has raised £1.2m in less than a week to fund its latest property development deal.

    The majority of the investments were made using the new CapitalRise Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) launched last ...

  • Investment in alternative property set to grow in Europe April 6, 2017

    Alternative property investment sectors in Europe are likely to be boosted by urbanisation and demographics with the UK leading the way, followed by Germany and Sweden, new research suggests.

    Long-term trends ...

  • Rightmove founder joins Lavanda April 6, 2017

    Harry Hill, founder of Rightmove and former CEO of Countrywide, has joined Lavanda as chairman.

    Lavanda launched in February this year and aims to blend traditional letting with Airbnb-style short-term rentals. ...

  • SPCE crowdfunds £177,000 within hours of launching campaign April 5, 2017

    A new app that promises to revolutionise the way students find and choose rental properties launched a crowdfunding campaign today and by close of play had already raised 82% of ...

  • HSBC extends partnership with Hometrack April 4, 2017

    HSBC extends long-standing relationship with Hometrack to deliver valuation and risk services for a twelfth consecutive year.

    HSBC has signed a one-year contract extension with property analytics business Hometrack, securing the ...

  • Trussle secures £4.5m investment April 3, 2017

    Online mortgage broker Trussle has received a £4.5m investment from fintech investors.

    Orange Growth Capital, a European and Asian fintech VC and backers of peer-to-peer lending platform Zopa and online insurance ...

  • Build-ID closes £1.1m funding round April 3, 2017

    Proptech firm Built-ID has raised £1.1m from investors including Pi Labs and a number of backers from both the UK and the US.

    Investors in the firm,  previously known as IndustryHub, include ...

  • New data source for property investors launches April 3, 2017

    PropertyData, a new website that enables landlords and agents to obtain data on property prices and yields nationwide, has launched.

    PropertyData uses Zoopla’s open data API, allowing subscribers to the ...

  • JLL, Seedcamp, Starwood and Fora launch Concrete to drive future of proptech April 3, 2017

    Global real estate professional services firm JLL, seed fund Seedcamp, investor Starwood Capital Group, and flexible office provider Fora have joined forces to launch Concrete, a new initiative to enable ...

  • Government rejects rental payment petition March 31, 2017

    A petition that received over 100,000 signatures urging lenders to consider rental payments as proof of ability to meet mortgage has been formally rejected by the government.

    The creator of the ...

  • Qube joins UK PropTech Asaociation March 30, 2017

    Qube Global Software has joined the UK PropTech Association.

    Ben Lerner, director of Strategic Planning at Qube Global Software, said: “This is an exciting time, as the property industry starts to ...

  • Consultation on letting fee ban in England launched March 28, 2017

    New measures to provide a fairer deal for renters by banning letting agent fees in England have been set out by the government at the start of an official consultation ...

  • LendInvest expands development academy nationwide March 28, 2017

    LendInvest is launching its Property Development Academy in four more key cities around the country following overwhelming demand for its London and South East courses.

    The academy is expanded to Manchester, Scotland, ...

  • Cocoon closes £2.46m round March 27, 2017

    Smart home security system provider Cocoon has raised £2.46m in equity crowdfunding on Crowdcube, with its campaign drawing support from 1117 investors, reaching a $15m valuation.

    First launched on Indiegogo in ...

  • Alex Bailes joins CBRE March 23, 2017

    CBRE has announced the appointment of proptech expert Alex Bailes as head of product engineering.

    Bailes has an extensive background in proptech, having co-founded a proptech firm in 1999 which was acquired ...

  • Purplebricks raises funds for US expansion March 23, 2017

    Online estate agency Purplebricks has raised £50m through a share placing as it looks to fund its expansion into the US market.

    The firm placed 22.7 million shares with new and existing ...

  • Kykloud appointed to Fusion21s £290m compliance and FM framework March 21, 2017

    Kykloud has been appointed on to Fusion21s compliance and facilities management framework, which estimated to be worth £290m over a four year period, provides procurement services and OJEU compliant frameworks ...

  • Nested secures £8m in new funding March 20, 2017

    Chain-breaking proptech firm Nested, offers vendors a guaranteed sale of their property within 90 days, has secured £8m in its latest round of fundraising.

    The start-up, which has been trading for just ...

  • Countrywide Surveying rolls out Landmark’s Q-Mobile March 16, 2017

    Countrywide Surveying Services has successfully rolled out property survey, valuation and risk management software firm Landmark Valuation Services Q-Mobile product on Surface Pro 4 Tablet PCs.

    This will streamline mortgage ...

  • MIPIM PropTech Summit to launch March 16, 2017

    Reed MIDEM, the organiser of the MIPIM global property conference, has announced a new annual MIPIM PropTech Summit.

    Reed MIDEM and MetaProp NYC will hold the summit and MIPIM Startup Competition ...

  • Goodlord raises £7.2m from Ribbit Capital March 15, 2017

    Goodlord has raised £7.2m in funding from backers including Ribbit Capital, and existing investors LocalGlobe and Global Founders Capital.

    The company intends to use the funds to improve the technology behind ...

  • CapitalRise launches Innovative Finance ISA March 13, 2017

    Property investment platform CapitalRise has launched an Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA).

    CapitalRise’s IFISA, which will also be available for future investment deals, provides investors with the opportunity to invest a minimum ...

  • Metropix nominated for ESTAS 2017 March 13, 2017

    Metropix, the leading floor plan specialists for the residential market and part of Landmark Information Group, has been announced as a shortlisted supplier for The ESTAS 2017.

    The ESTAS are ...

  • Spring Budget 2017: SEUK responds March 8, 2017

    Trade body Sharing Economy UK, who became part of the CBI this week, has responded to the Spring Budget.

    Richard Laughton, chair of Sharing Economy UK, said: “Detail from the Chancellor ...

  • New CTO for The House Crowd March 8, 2017

    The House Crowd has brought in Manoj Varsani as its first chief technology officer.

    Varsani joins following spells at Moo.com and doctors.net.uk and Ovum.

    He will be responsible for leading and developing user experience, ...

  • Calls made for more 90 day short-let limits March 6, 2017

    Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has called on online short-term letting agents to follow Airbnb’s lead by blocking hosts from renting out homes in the capital for more than 90 ...

  • Sharing Economy UK to become part of the CBI March 6, 2017

    Sharing Economy UK  is set to become part of the Confederation of British Industry in a move reflecting the importance of the sharing economy to the UK economy.

    The CBI will ...

  • LendInvest publishes a blueprint for change March 6, 2017

    LendInvest is calling on the government to revise its treatment of small and medium sized property investment and development companies.

    In a new report, entitled Starting Small To Build More Homes: ...

  • Hostmaker closes £5m funding round March 3, 2017

    Full-service hospitality provider Hostmaker has closed a new £5m funding round taking its total funding to £7.5m.

    Backers included Ventech and DN Capital and the firm intends to use the capital ...

  • OpenRent raises £4.4m March 3, 2017

    Online letting agent OpenRent has raised £4.4m from Global Founders Capital.

    The agent plans to use the funds to for additional product development and further expand its team.

    Adam Hyslop, OpenRent co-founder, said: “Our ...

  • BrickVest secures additional £2m in funding March 1, 2017

    Property investment platform BrickVest has raised £2m from angel investors, including Jean-Romain Lhomme, former co-head of Europe at Colony Capital.

    The company is backed by a 44 angel investors including prominent ...

  • Property analytics firm REalyse launches February 24, 2017

    Property analytics firm REalyse has launched after raising £500,000 in seed capital.

    The London-based firm is designed to help property developers and investors by collecting current and historic data on investment ...

  • New home starts in England up by 5% but completions down February 24, 2017

    The number of new homes started in England continued to rise last year and reached the highest level since 2007, the latest official data shows.

    Some 153,370 new homes were started ...

  • London drops to 7th in house price growth rankings February 24, 2017

    City level house price inflation is running at 6.9% while growth in London (6.4%) is running at its lowest level for 4 years and set to slow further, according to ...

  • LandlordInvest’s Innovative Finance ISA is now flexible February 22, 2017

    LandlordInvest, having recently launched the first residential mortgage-backed IFISA, has made its IFISA flexible.

    Flexible ISA means that an investor can replace, in whole or in part, cash the investor ...

  • Zoopla invests in Landbay and Trussle February 16, 2017

    Zoopla has invested £1m and partnered up with four property technology startups including peer-to-peer lender Landbay and online mortgage adviser Trussle.

    Landbay has previously raised £3m in private equity investment from ...

  • LandlordInvest releases its Innovative Finance ISA statistics February 13, 2017

    LandlordInvest.com, a fully FCA authorised peer-to-peer lending platform and a HM Revenue & Customs approved ISA manager has published the first statistics for its recently launched property-backed Innovative Finance ...

  • Landmark Information launches free Report Finder February 11, 2017

    Property, land and environmental data and technology firm Landmark Information has launched Report Finder – a free-to-use service for consumers that highlights environmental risks relating to a property’s location.

    HeadBox raises £1.4m in Series A funding February 10, 2017

    Creative space marketplace HeadBox which allows users to search, book and pay for creative, offsite spaces has raised £1.4m in a Series A funding round.

    Backers in the round included ...

  • Landmark announces tech integration with Rightmove February 9, 2017

    Landmark Valuation Services (formerly Quest) has  announced a new technology development that integrates Rightmove’s Surveyor Comparable Tool (SCT) with Landmark’s Q-Mobile software.

    The integration between the Rightmove SCT and Landmark’s intelligent ...

  • Government launches Housing White Paper February 7, 2017

    The government claims it will fix Britain’s “broken housing market” by promoting affordable house building and cheaper rents, in a Housing White Paper set to be published later today.

    The report said the ...

  • £1.5m raise for Airsorted February 4, 2017

    Airbnb management platform Airsorted has raised £1.5m in a funding round led by Concentric, with participation from 500 Startups and Pi Labs.

    The firm said it plans to use the funds to continue ...

  • Former Tesco CCO joins Cocoon February 2, 2017

    Robin Terrell, former CCO of Tesco, MD of Amazon.co.uk and MD of John Lewis Direct, has joined proptech firm Cocoon as chairman.

    Terrell who serves serves on the board of William Hill, ...

  • UK PropTech Association launches February 2, 2017

    The UK PropTech Association has launched with the aim of support businesses and individuals with an interest the burgeoning sector.

    Events announced by the UKPA include a trade mission to New York ...

  • BrickVest awarded FCA licence February 1, 2017

    Property investment platform BrickVest has been granted a Full-Scope FCA Alternative Investment Fund Managers License from the Financial Conduct Authority.

    The license, the first granted to an online real estate investment ...

  • Just 5% of property businesses consider themselves technologically advanced February 1, 2017

    Only a tiny proportion of the UK’s leading property and facilities management companies believe they are harnessing technology successfully, according to research by Qube Global Software.

    As the technology landscape continues ...

  • Zoopla to acquire Hometrack January 31, 2017

    Zoopla Property Group has agreed to acquire Hometrack.co.uk, the UK’s leading provider of residential property market insights and analytics.

    Established in 1999, Hometrack is the UK’s number one automated valuation model ...

  • First property-backed Innovative Finance ISA January 25, 2017

    LandlordInvest, having recently been approved as an ISA manger by the Board of HM Revenue & Customs, has become the first peer-to-peer lending platform to offer a property-backed Innovative ...

  • LendInvest opens property development academy January 20, 2017

    Online mortgage lender LendInvest launched its second property development academy in London – a two day course teaching students how to build residential properties.

    The course was kicked off by John ...

  • May lays out Brexit plan January 17, 2017

    Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed that the UK will exit the European single market whilst insisting that she wants to remain “the best friend” to European partners.

    Speaking at ...

  • Landmark receives double honour at BUILD’s Real Estate and Property Awards January 17, 2017

    Landmark Information, the property, land and environmental data specialist, has received two awards at the latest BUILD Real Estate and Property Awards.

    The company has received the ‘Best for Property Risk ...

  • Report sets out barriers facing smaller builders January 17, 2017

    Numerous and varied barriers, including finance, planning and red tape are preventing smaller firms from playing a bigger part in tackling the housing crisis in the UK, according to a ...

  • Landbay secures ISA Manager status January 16, 2017

    Peer‐to‐peer lending platform Landbay has been granted ISA Manager status by HMRC, clearing the way for the launch of its Innovative Finance ISA before the end of the tax year.

    In December 2016 ...

  • Qube Global Software and Engage enter joint venture January 11, 2017

    Qube Global Software has entered into a partnership with proptech firm Engage to deliver self-service portals to residents within the growing Build to Rent sector.

    Following the rise of Generation Rent over ...

  • LandlordInvest to offer first property backed Innovative Finance ISA January 11, 2017

    LandlordInvest, a fully FCA authorised peer-to-peer lending platform for buy-to-let and bridging loans, has received ISA manager approval from the Board of HM Revenue and Customs. The firm may now offer ...

  • SME confidence up by a third January 3, 2017

    Big businesses may be contemplating moving headquarters overseas but SMEs are planning with confidence, with market outlook up by a third in three months.

    Hitachi Capital Business Finance asked 1,006 small ...

  • Landbay secures FCA regulation December 22, 2016

    Landbay has been granted full authorisation from the FCA for peer-to-peer lending, paving the way for the launch of its Innovative Finance ISA in the New Year.

    CEO and co-founder, John Goodall, ...

  • Cocoon raises $3m in seed round December 18, 2016

    Cocoon has raised a $3m seed investment from Aviva Ventures and Breed Reply Investments the firms early stage investors.

    Breed Reply Investments previously invested $1.3m following Cocoon’s successful Indiegogo campaign in December ...

  • Imfuna named top 100 proptech brand December 16, 2016

    Imfuna has been named one of the world’s Top 100 Proptech Brands by Onalytica.

    Onalytica’ PageRank based methodology has analysed 90 days’ worth of data, which included over 17,000 tweets and ...

  • Metropix celebrates nine-millionth floor plan December 14, 2016

    The nine-millionth property floor plan has this week been drawn using Metropix, the floor plan drawing tool for the residential estate agency market.

    The plan was produced by Nick Stilton, a ...

  • RICS launches Tech Affiliate Programme December 8, 2016

    The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors has launched a new Tech Affiliate Programme.

    The programme aims to give firms the opportunity to build their profile and promote the impact of proptech ...

  • LandlordInvest secures FCA authorisation December 5, 2016

    Buy-to-let and bridging loans platform LandlordInvest has gained full FCA authorisation following a 24 months application process.

    Being fully FCA authorised, LandlordInvest has submitted an application to HMRC to become an ISA ...

  • Purplebricks reports strong results December 5, 2016

    Purplebricks has more than doubled revenues in its half year results thanks to an increase in the number of properties sold and the launch of its Australian business.

    According to the ...

  • Airbnb climb down on house lettings welcomed December 1, 2016

    The decision by the holiday lettings website, Airbnb, to ban hosts in London from renting out entire homes for more than 90 days a year without official consent has been ...

  • Airbnb introduces 90-day annual limit for London December 1, 2016

    From 2017, Airbnb’s systems will automatically limit entire home listings in Greater London to 90 nights per calendar year, unless hosts confirm that they have the required permission to share ...

  • Government to publish Housing White Paper November 29, 2016

    A hotly-awaited government white paper on housing will be published in January, according to Communities Secretary Sajid Javid.

    The paper will lay out goverment plans on tackling the housing crisis. It ...

  • London breaks 14x house price to earnings ratio November 24, 2016

    After an 86% uplift in house prices since 2009, the price to earnings ratio in London now sits above 14x with Oxford and Cambridge close behind, according to Hometrack.

    Landmark launches estate agency division November 21, 2016

    Landmark Information Group has appointed Phil Natusch to head up a newly formed business division estate agency division.

    The diivsion will bring together several established products and services under one roof ...

  • GuestReady closes £600,000 round November 16, 2016

    Airbnb management platform GuestReady has closed a £600,000 funding round led by Swiss Founders Fund.

    Additional investors include Georg Bauser, a former director at Airbnb, and Senn & Partner Holding Ltd.

    The startup offers services such ...

  • Pi Labs endorsed by Department for International Trade November 16, 2016

    Pi Labs has been endorsed by the Department for International Trade (DIT) as a Seed Accelerator.

    Pi Labs is Europe’s first venture capital platform that invests in early stage ventures exclusively ...

  • The House Crowd moves into development October 26, 2016

    Property platform The House Crowd has exchanged contracts to buy a disused office block in Wilmslow, Cheshire for £2.5m with plans to covert it into residential apartments.

    The House Crowd aims to create ...

  • Digital Construction Week to take place October 26, 2016

    This week sees the start of Digital Construction Week.

    The event is designed to explore the impact of technology and innovation in the built environment and is an opportunity for professionals ...

  • London records lowest quarterly growth for 20 months October 20, 2016

    The latest Hometrack UK Cities Index reveals that in the three months to September house price inflation in London recorded the lowest quarterly growth for 20 months.

    LendInvest strengthens compliance function October 13, 2016

    LendInvest has appointed Willem Wellinghoff as VP of compliance.

    Wellinghoff is responsible for leading the compliance function, setting and maintaining LendInvest’s compliance and risk management strategy. He also serves as a ...

  • Pi Labs forms strategic partnership with CBRE October 11, 2016

    Europe’s first proptech-focused venture capital investor, Pi Labs, has formed a strategic business relationship with CBRE, the world’s largest commercial real estate services company.

    The business relationship focuses on the mutual ...

  • LendInvest ups lending by 84% October 7, 2016

    LendInvest increased its lending by 84% to £320m in the year to March 2016, its annual figures show.

    The peer-to-peer lender also increased its revenue by 133% from £14m to £32m.

    Despite these ...

  • With student rent strikes looming rising costs revealed October 6, 2016

    Accommodation for Students has released its annual report on the costs of student accommodation. It reveals that the average rental value (ARV) in this sector has risen to £86.76 per ...

  • RiskView Commercial launches to reveal environmental risks for commercial property October 6, 2016

    Landmark Information Group, the land and property data specialists, has launched RiskView Commercial: the first ‘all-in-one’ environmental search to provide analysis on four key risks supported by an online interactive ...

  • LendInvest backs housebuilder fund October 3, 2016

    LendInvest has backed the government’s £3bn housebuilders fund but warned that more needs to be done to make land accessible.

    The warning follows on from an announcement from communities secretary Sajid Javid ...

  • Bricklane.com launches with £1.3m investment September 22, 2016

    Bricklane.com, an online property ISA, has raised £1.3m in seed funding from Zoopla and LocalGlobe.

    The round also drew support from an undisclosed group of angel investors from the financial ...

  • Nested launches to sell houses in just 90 days September 21, 2016

    Proptech startup Nested has launched a new service that promises to sell a house within 90 days, or lend the seller the money for their next house purchase interest-free.

    This follows ...

  • Kykloud wins huge surveying contract September 20, 2016

    The Education Funding Agency has announced the surveying firms appointed to conduct the CDC Programme – its largest ever condition data collection programme – designed to collect data from 22,000 ...

  • LendInvest launches development academy September 14, 2016

    LendInvest has launched a non-profit academy designed to teach aspiring small-scale developers the skills they need to build more homes.

    With the UK needing 300,000 new homes every year to meet ...

  • Habito launches AI mortgage adviser September 12, 2016

    Start-up Habito has launched of an artificially intelligent “digital mortgage adviser” which can provide an illustration of mortgage costs in an average of ten minutes.

    Applicants can access the service 24/7 ...

  • Landmark launches SmartVal September 10, 2016

    Landmark Information Group, which connects residential property agents to new customers by offering free instant property valuations, has launched SmartVal.

    SmartVal uses Landmark’s property data to present consumers with the opportunity ...

  • Rip-off rental fees challenged September 6, 2016

    The charges demanded by traditional estate agents have spiralled out of control despite a promised crackdown as more people rent, rather than buy.

  • Purplebricks launces in Australia August 30, 2016

    Online estate agency Purplebricks has launched in Australia.

    The company will initially offer services to clients in Brisbane and Melbourne before rolling its platform out in Sydney, Perth and Adelaide later ...

  • Cocoon links up with Zurich Insurance August 29, 2016

    Cocoon has partnership with Zurich Insurance to team up its smart home security system with Zurich’s trusted home insurance offering.

    Cocoon said it hopes the partnership will provide greater peace of ...

  • LendInvest appoints new head of HR August 23, 2016

    LendInvest has appointed Erin Stewart to lead the company’s growing HR department.

    Stewart was most recently head of HR for EMEA and APAC at Essence, the global digital agency and the ...

  • Tenancy deposit platform Reposit secures seed funding August 15, 2016

    Alternative tenancy deposit platform Reposit has secured £400,000 in seed funding from Seedcamp and the London Co-Investment Fund.

    The startup, which emerged from the first London cohort of Newcastle-based accelerator Ignite, also ...

  • LendInvest backs online auction house LOT11 August 12, 2016

    LendInvest has become a funding partner for online auction house LOT11.

    Items for sale at LOT11 auctions will be pre-screened, allowing bidders to see which properties LendInvest is prepared to back.

    Summary funding ...

  • PM backs SMEs at Downing Street roundtable August 4, 2016

    Theresa May will meet small and medium sized enterprises to discuss how to create a more productive, higher skilled economy.

    The Prime Minister will say SMEs are the backbone of the ...

  • PiLabs links up with Bosa Ventures August 3, 2016

    Proptech startups in the UK will now have access to £100,000 in funding after the VC arm of Canadian real estate firm Bosa Ventures parterned with PiLabs.

    Launched in October 2014, ...

  • Settled secures additional £1m in investment July 15, 2016

    London-based proptech start-up Settled has closed a £1m seed round to expand operations and disrupt the real estate sector.

    The round was led by 500 Startups, a global venture capital ...

  • Matterport aqcuires Virtual Walkthrough July 14, 2016

    Proptech business Virtual Walkthrough has been acquired by immersive media and VR tech firm Matterport.

    Virtual Walkthrough will now become a wholly owned subsidiary of Matterport with founding partner James Morris-Manuel maintaining a senior ...

  • Mike Nuttall joins LendInvest from Moo.com July 6, 2016

    Specialist mortgage lender LendInvest has recruited Mike Nuttall as the company’s first VP of engineering as it continues to scale up the technology side of the business.

    Nuttall joins LendInvest with ...

  • Plentific raises £2m July 5, 2016

    Proptech start-up Plentific has raised £2m in funding, bringing total investment in the company to just over £2.9m.

    The latest round of investment includes major backing from a number of high ...

  • PM resigns following EU Referendum defeat June 24, 2016

    Prime Minister David Cameron has announced he will be resigning following his loss in the EU Referendum.
    David Cameron has been leader of the Conservative party since 2005 and Prime ...

  • Brexit fears wipe £26k off London house prices June 22, 2016

    London house prices have fallen by £26,000 due to EU Referendum uncertainty, and Eurozone buyers are taking advantage of this 5.3% discount, according London estate agents Stirling Ackroyd.

    The ...

  • Digital Construction Week returns with HS2 pavillion June 20, 2016

    Digital Construction Week (DCW) returns to London on October 26th and 27th with a key new feature – a pavilion for Britain’s biggest ever building project – HS2.

    The £40bn high ...

  • Purplebricks eyes Australian expansion June 16, 2016

    Purplebricks has is targeting expansion into the Australian market which it estimates to be worth £3.3bn.

    Purplebricks also reported its reseults with revenues of £18.6m in the year to 30 April 2016, ...

  • Theresa May set to become the next Prime Minister June 11, 2016

    Theresa May is set to become the next Prime Minister after rival Andrea Leadsom pulled out of the race.

    Leadsom stood down and offered May her “full support” after being embroiled ...

  • Metropix sees growing demand for floor plan tools June 10, 2016

    Metropix, a supplier of floor plan based products to the residential estate agency market, has revealed a further increase in the use of floor plans tools by letting agents in ...

  • Close Brothers: SMEs deeply concerned about economic outlook June 7, 2016

    Britain’s small and medium-sized enterprises are deeply concerned about the outlook for the economy, new data from the Close Brothers Business Barometer has revealed.

    The research suggests ...

  • New BIM Regions website looks to engage collaborators June 7, 2016

    A new website launched by BIM Regions  hopes to engage collaborators and partners across the industry to help drive the UK Building Information Modeling (BIM) agenda forward.

    BIM Regions was set ...

  • Qube PM to launch the Task Hub May 24, 2016

    Qube Global Software has created the Task Hub, as part of its continued focus on developing mobile technology for the property industry.

    The remote access portal will enable users of Qube ...

  • Goodlord closes £2m seed round May 23, 2016

    Rocket Internet has teamed up with London-based venture capital firm LocalGlobe to back property firm Goodlord in a £2m seed round.

    Goodlord, which already transacts thousands of tenancies, says it will ...

  • GeoPhy secures additional investment May 19, 2016

    Venture capital fund INKEF Capital has invested an undisclosed amount in data analytics firm GeoPhy.

    GeoPhy’s database uses sources from around the world to generate a quality score, carbon footprint and valuation ...

  • Aviva Ventures partners with Founders Factory May 18, 2016

    Aviva has partnered with Founders Factory, a leading multi sector digital accelerator and incubator, co-founded by Brent Hoberman, Henry Lane Fox and Jim Meyerle.

    Founders Factory will build and develop over 200 ...

  • LendInvest wins startup award May 12, 2016

    LendInvest has taken number one spot in the Startups 100 list for 2016.

    The list counts down “the UK’s rising start-up stars set for explosive growth” and previous winners have included ...

  • Buy-to-let valuations drop by 30.6% following launch of Stamp Duty rules May 11, 2016

    Following changes to the Stamp Duty Land Tax rules for buy-to-let transactions which came into force in April, Landmark Quest has seen a drop in the number of valuation requests ...

  • Treasury warns Brexit will cause 6% drop in GDP April 18, 2016

    Britain will be worse off by £4,300 a year per household if Britain votes to leave European Union, according to the Treasury.

    The Treasury’s first piece of economic analysis on the ...

  • Opun secures £3m investment from Aviva Ventures April 16, 2016

    Opun has secured £3m in investment from Aviva Ventures, the wholly owned venture capital business of Aviva.

    The investment will look to further strengthen Opun’s customer service team, build on the ...

  • JV partner for Pi Labs’ accelerator programme April 7, 2016

    Europe’s first proptech-focused venture capital platform Pi Labs has brought onboard the property start-up The Collective as a joint venture partner for the Pi Labs Accelerator.

    From this week, the Pi ...

  • Landmark launches RiskView Residential and Plansearch Plus digital bundle April 4, 2016

    Landmark Information Group, supplier of digital mapping, property, land and environmental risk data, has  announced the availability of a new digital ‘bundle’ package for conveyancers, which provides ...

  • TrustedHousesitters nominated for Webby Award March 21, 2016

    TrustedHousesitters has been nominated for Best Community website in the 20th Annual Webby Awards.

    Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honour” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading ...

  • LendInvest secures £17m from Skype founder March 14, 2016

    LendInvest has secured a £17m equity investment from Atomico, the venture capital firm founded by Niklas Zennström.

    This is LendInvest’s second equity investment in nine months after its secured £22m from ...

  • Property Partner raises £15.9m March 7, 2016

    Property crowdfunding platform Property Partner has raised £15.9m as it looks to launch new products.

    Leading the round are Octopus Ventures, an early backer of Property Partner, who are also behind Zoopla ...

  • Andy Murray invests in Landbay via Seedrs March 1, 2016

    Online peer-to-peer mortgage lender Landbay has announced that it has received investment from tennis player Andy Murray OBE as part of its current Seedrs fundraising campaign.

    Landbay is back for its ...

  • Connells makes dual appointment for digital drive February 26, 2016

    Anthony Glasgow appointed to chief information officer and Alex Bailes joins as head of digital

    The Connells Group, one of the UK’s largest and most successful estate agency and property services ...

  • Student.com completes raise to increase global reach February 23, 2016

    Student.com wants to change the way the world’s students book their accommodation, in the same way that Spotify changed the way the world listened to music.

    With these ambitions in mind, ...

  • Digital Catapult launches Building Data Exchange February 4, 2016

    The Digital Catapult has created the Building Data Exchange to stimulate innovation and help constructors build more efficient properties.

    The exchange makes a wealth of data on the performance of ...

  • Landmark Solutions launches Points of Interest On-Demand web portal January 13, 2016

    Landmark Solutions, a division of Landmark Information Group Ltd, has launched a new ‘Pay as You Go’ web portal – POI On Demand – which provides secure, immediate access to ...

  • Aviva launches venture capital arm December 7, 2015

    Aviva  has launched Aviva Ventures a wholly owned venture capital business which will invest in a range of digital and new technology businesses.

    Aviva Ventures will provide early stage investment to ...

  • “Too complicated”, “Slow”, “Needs Modernising” survey identifies views relating to conveyancing December 2, 2015

    A new YouGov online survey of UK-based homeowners, which has been commissioned by land, property and environmental data experts Landmark Information Group, has identified that 42% felt their experience of ...

  • Garage Soho makes investment in Settled November 24, 2015

    Online property platform Settled, which is looking to disrupt the estate agency market by allowing homeowners to sell their own homes,  has secured investment from Garage Soho.

    Garage Soho, the brand incubator ...

  • The House Crowd secures investment October 30, 2015

    Property crowdfunding platform The House Crowd has secured £700,000 from investors just four weeks after the launch of its share offer.

    The House Crowd is an online crowdfunding platform which sources ...

  • Faro & Bespoke to hold DCW event October 8, 2015

    Faro & Bespoke will be holding an event as part of the Digital Construction Week starting Monday 19th October 2015, the event will take place at Bespoke careers London office.

    The ...

  • Pensioners sat on £891bn of property wealth September 28, 2015

    Retired homeowners have seen their property wealth grow by nearly £17.5bn in the past three months as house prices continue to climb earning the average pensioner more than £1,200 a ...

  • UK rents growing fastest for 3 bed properties – up 4.6% in the last year September 25, 2015

    UK rents are rising fastest for 3 bedroom homes, which climbed 4.6% year-on-year in August compared to a rise of 3.3% for all UK properties, according to the first monthly ...

  • The London Homebuilding & Renovating Show marks 25th anniversary September 23, 2015
    Coinciding with the latest report that the South East of the UK has seen the largest rise in self-builders in 2015 with the numbers ...
  • eMoov smashes crowdfunding target September 22, 2015

    Online estate agency eMoov.co.uk has exceeded its £1m crowdfunding target with 9 days to spare.

    The crowdfunding raise, which values eMoov at £20m, commenced on 1st September and does not ...

  • UK leading the European sharing economy September 21, 2015

    Research released today reveals that the UK is leading the European sharing economy, with more startups in the emerging sector headquartered in the UK than any other ...

  • Qube Global Software creates first dedicated software solution for PRS September 17, 2015

    Qube Global Software has become the first UK based provider to announce the development of a unified management tool for the PRS (Private Rented Sector) model.

    For the first time, ...

  • Roundtable: Residential property and how tech can help address market failures September 17, 2015

    On 15 September, Episode 1, the venture capital firm, held a Property Tech roundtable at Bloomberg’s office in Finsbury Square – a space combining traditional architecture with contemporary design ...

  • Commercial property intelligence company GeoPhy launches in UK September 17, 2015

    Commercial property intelligence company GeoPhy has launched the first holistic, comprehensive, vertical and horizontal source of property data for the UK property industry. The platform gives every building a quality ranking, ...

  • UK first time buyers face the toughest conditions in Europe September 17, 2015

    First-time buyers in the UK are facing some of the toughest conditions across Europe when trying to get on the property ladder, research from ING International has found.

    As a whole, Europe ...

  • £3.6bn repair bill for homeowners that failed to survey September 17, 2015

    British homebuyers who failed to fully investigate the state of their prospective property have been left facing a total repair bill of almost £3.6bn in 2014, according to new research from ...

  • London sees 12.8% property price rise September 16, 2015

    Property prices in the UK’s capital city have risen by 12.8% in the last year, with London remaining an attractive option for overseas buyers, according to research by property firm ...

  • New proptech conference set for October September 15, 2015

    Property experts from across the commercial, retail and residential sectors are set to join forces with the next wave of Property Tech entrepreneurs as the Future: Property Tech Conference ...

  • CML: Scrap stamp duty to get keep market flowing September 9, 2015

    The Council of Mortgage Lenders has called on the government to scrap stamp duty to allow pensioners to move out of unsuitable homes.

    The CML claimed that many over-65s were ...

  • New property search app Roost launches September 7, 2015
    Roost, a new app for house hunting on the go, has been launched.
    Roost gives users a simple way to search, and share the properties they like with a partner and ...
  • Pi Labs announces successful candidates for second cohort September 4, 2015

    Pi Labs, Europe’s first property focused accelerator has announced the five successful candidates for the second intake of startups.

    Pi Labs received 130 applications from 34 ...

  • eMoov looks to raise £1m with crowdfunding campaign September 1, 2015

    Online estate agency eMoov.co.uk is looking to raise a minimum of £1m from crowdfunding.

    The fundraising, which values eMoov at £20m, commences on 1st September with a 48 hour preview ...

  • Property sales down by 15% August 28, 2015

    The number of homes sold in England and Wales fell by 15% in May to 65,619, according to figures from the Land Registry.

    And the number of homes sold for in excess of a million ...

  • Property price rises slow as market stabilises August 27, 2015

    House prices increased at the slowest annual rate for nearly two years in August as the market finally begins to look like it is stabalising, according to the Nationwide Building Society.

    Property values rose by ...

  • AIIC calls on landlords to do more about check outs August 27, 2015

    The Association of Independent Inventory Clerks has called on landlords to do more to encourage their tenants to attend a check out at the end of a tenancy.

    The AIIC said that if ...

  • UK sees burglary every minute August 27, 2015

    A house is burgled nearly every minute in the UK and almost 70% of cases go unsolved, a new analysis of national crime statistics by home security experts The Safe Shop has found.

    There ...

  • BillHub refreshes brand and targets growth August 26, 2015
    Proptech firm BillHub has launched its ...
  • House prices to rise by a third by 2020 August 25, 2015

    House prices are expected to rise by nearly a third over by the end of the decade, according to projections from BNP Paribas Real Estate.

    The financial services giant is forecasting that ...

  • Gazumping down 40% August 24, 2015

    Despite a shortage of inventory on the UK property market the number of UK buyers being gazumped has dropped over the last 10 months, research from leading online estate agent ...

  • Housing demand continues to grow, remaining at 11 year high August 24, 2015

    The number of house hunters registered per branch continued to grow this month and is now at the highest level recorded in eleven years, according to the National Association ...

  • Mortgage/rent divide begins to close August 24, 2015

    First-time buyers save £670 a year paying for their home compared with the cost of renting a property however the gap is narrowing, according to research from Halifax.

    The average monthly ...

  • House prices grow at quickest rate for eleven years August 21, 2015

    House prices increased by 4.3% in the three months to July 2015 as the UK property prices saw the highest quarterly growth for eleven years, housing analyst Hometrack’s latest ...

  • Property starts down 14% August 20, 2015

    The number of housing starts in England fell by 14% in the second quarter of 2015 to approximately 33,280, according to government statistics.

    This decrease follows the 29% increase in the quarter to ...

  • SIB relaunches co-investment funds with £75m available August 19, 2015

    The Scottish Investment Bank, Scottish Enterprise’s investment arm, has relaunched its co-investment funds, and is looking to invest up to £75m into companies across Scotland over the next three years.

    By streamlining ...

  • Scottish property booms with 2.6% annual rise August 19, 2015
    The average property in Scotland is worth 2.6% more than it was a year ago, research by estate agent Your Move shows.

    Your  Move’s research found that prices in Scotland ...

  • House prices dip, but not by much August 17, 2015

    The average asking price for a house in the UK fell 0.8% in August as a lack of supply reduced the usual seasonal dip in prices, figures from property platform

  • £26m smarter homes fund launched August 14, 2015

    A £26m fund for house builders in the has been launched to pave the way for the first wave of new starter homes aimed at increasing the quality of new ...

  • Yale launches ‘smarter’ lock August 14, 2015

    Home security giants Yale have heralded the end of the days of forgetting your keys with the launch of its Keyless Connected Smart Lock.

    This new smart lock allows you to access ...

  • Pop-up stores add £2.3bn to British economy August 13, 2015

    Pop-up retail is now worth £2.3bn to the UK economy according to Britain’s Pop-Up Retail Economy, the second annual report into the pop-up sector from Centre for Economics and Business Research ...

  • Zoopla wins back agents after dip August 12, 2015

    Property portal Zoopla said it is winning back agents after months of losing listings to competitors including OnTheMarket.

    OnTheMarket only lets members list on one other site and many agents had ...

  • First-time buyer numbers up 22% August 11, 2015

    First-time buyers saw a 22% month-on-month increase in activity in June, but little change on a year-on-year basis, according to data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

    There were ...

  • Two out of five would use property wealth in retirement August 10, 2015

    More than two out of five (41%) of homeowners in the run-up to retirement are now banking on their property wealth as part of their planning as pension freedoms drive ...

  • Albion Community Power secures £10m for community renewable projects August 10, 2015

    Greater Manchester Pension Fund has joined the UK Green Investment Bank and Strathclyde Pension Fund to provide a £10m investment to Albion Community Power.

    ACP builds, controls and operates community-scale renewable ...

  • SDLT changes increase competition at the lower end of the market August 10, 2015

    Changes to the Stamp Duty Land Tax have increased competition in the sub-£1m section of the property market, with more investors choosing to split their purchases, according to independent property ...

  • Cost of moving up property ladder increases £50k in five years August 10, 2015

    Home movers paid more than £50,000 extra on average in 2015 to take their next step on the property ladder than they would have done five years ago, the Lloyds ...

  • Exeter tops charts as UK’s most tech-loving city August 6, 2015

    Exeter, Cheltenham and Loughborough are the UKs most tech-loving cities, according to data from online electronics retailer Ebuyer.com.

    The data found that Exeter is  the home to the most tech-loving residents in the UK. ...

  • Housing affordability gap widens August 6, 2015

    Purchasing a property in popular towns or London boroughs can cost between 10 and 20 times local incomes, research from the ONS has found.

    The average home in Westminster, London ...

  • Number of connected homes to hit 200 million by 2020 August 6, 2015

    The number of smart connected homes is expecting to grow from between 100 million and 200 million homes this year, and between 500 million and 700 million homes by 2020, ...

  • Annual house price growth eases to 7.9% August 6, 2015

    House prices fell in July as the annual pace of growth hit its slowest rate since the end of 2014, the Halifax House Price Index has shown.

    Halifax said prices ...

  • LIFE residential appoints Virtual Walkthrough for London portfolio tours August 4, 2015

    Independent bespoke real estate firm LIFE Residential, whose focus is mainly on new luxury developments, has appointed specialist technology company Virtual Walkthrough to begin capturing their portfolio of high end residential ...

  • Housing apprentices scoop prizes at Microsoft Apprentice of the Year Awards August 4, 2015

    Origin Housing and their software suppliers Pickering Software enjoyed success at the Microsoft Apprentice of the Year Awards 2015, with apprentices Ismail Mulla and Joshua Castle both picking up awards.

    Mulla, ...

  • Despite the Tube strikes demand for homes on the line remains high August 4, 2015

    As the capital prepares to be thrown into disarray by another Tube strike online estate agency eMoov has found that demand to live on the network remains high.

    East London ...

  • Prime Central London sees 21% property transaction boost August 4, 2015

    Property transactions in Prime Central London have increased 21% in the second quarter of 2015 but still remain 32% on the same time last year, JLL’s latest Prime Central ...

  • Landlord immigration checks to become mandatory August 4, 2015

    Rules that require landlords to check on their tenant’s immigration status before renting them a home are to be rolled out across England following a pilot in the West Midlands.

    The ‘Right ...

  • Moving 20 minutes from London halves prices August 3, 2015

    Moving 20 minutes out of the City could see Londoners almost half the amount they pay for a home, according to a recent study by Lloyds Bank.

    The banking giant’s research, ...

  • London accounts for almost half of Stamp Duty revenue August 2, 2015

    Nearly half of all stamp duty revenue across England and Wales is collected from property sales in London, research from estate agent Knight Frank has discovered.

    Whilst London accounted for ...

  • Mayor launches £20m London regeneration fund July 31, 2015

    The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has launched a £20m fund aimed at re-energising the capital’s high streets by embracing the city’s talent for creativity and technological innovation.

    The London ...

  • RICS: 44% more surveyors seeing higher workloads July 30, 2015

    Construction workloads for surveyors rose in Q2 2015 with 44% more respondents reporting higher activity levels (up from 37% on the previous quarter), driven by office development and private house ...

  • Housing Zone scheme hits 50,000 homes target July 30, 2015

    The Mayor of London has today reached a key target of 50,000 new homes for Londoners in his landmark Housing Zone scheme, with three further zones announced that will fast-track ...

  • DPS: Half of tenants miss check-out July 29, 2015

    Almost half of tenants do not attend a ‘check-out’ at the end of their tenancy, figures from the Deposit Protection Service have revealed.

    During checkouts landlords or their representatives record the ...

  • Plentific and Zoopla launch Find a Pro July 28, 2015

    Plentific has linked up with Zoopla to launch a new Find a Pro service which will provide users with access to thousands of professionals and local tradesmen for ...

  • National housing emergency sees formation of new AAPG July 28, 2015

    A new All-Party Parliamentary Group for Housing and Planning has been formed to address the national housing emergency, supported by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

    The APPG for Housing ...

  • NAEA: Housing demand at 11 year high July 28, 2015

    The number of people looking to buy a home has reached its highest level in 11 years, the latest figures from the National Association of Estate Agents have shown.

    The ...

  • ‘Affordable’ housing schemes average price hits £190k July 27, 2015

    The average price paid for properties purchased under the various affordable housing schemes in Britain has hit£189,786, research from the Halifax has revealed.

    This is just 4% (£7,750) lower than ...

  • Proptech accelerator MOTIVE launches in US July 26, 2015

    MOTIVE has launched a new proptech accelerator in Dallas, Texas.

    The accelerator is currently open for applications with its first intake set for autumn this year.

    The selected startups will receive a ...

  • Smart thermostat battle heats up as Apple stops selling Nest products July 24, 2015

    Apple has removed Google’s Nest smart thermostat from both the online and retail stores and replaced it with products that are compatible with its own HomeKit system.

    Apple is ...

  • Crowdfunder Property Partner hits £6m funding milestone July 23, 2015

    Almost 3,000 investors have crowdfunded more than £6m worth of buy-to-let property through investment platform Property Partner since it launched at the beginning of 2015.

    Almost two thirds (63%) of Property ...

  • Bullish mood in commercial market continues to strengthen July 23, 2015

    Demand from business for commercial property rose for the eleventh consecutive quarter, while available space fell for the ninth successive period, the latest RICS Commercial Market Survey has found.

    As ...

  • Sheffield becomes first northern city to act on new rental legislation July 23, 2015

    Sheffield City Council is believed to be the first authority outside London to use new legislation designed to boost the rights of millions of people living in rented accommodation.

    In the ...

  • Two thirds of landlords consider post Budget rent hike July 22, 2015

    Research from the Residential Landlords Association has found that 65% of landlords are considering increasing rents as a direct result of the Budget.

    The Summer Budget saw the Chancellor restrict Mortgage Interest Relief ...

  • UK set for lost generation of homeowners July 22, 2015

    The UK could be set for a lost generation of homeowners with more than half of those under 40 set to be renting homes from private landlords in 10 ...

  • Pi Labs extends application deadline date July 22, 2015

    Proptech accelerator Pi Labs has extended its deadline for applications for its next accelerator programme until Friday 24 July.

    Pi Labs first accelerator programme launched in March 2015 with the ...

  • Landlords increasingly turning to bailiffs for repossessions July 21, 2015

    The number of landlords using County Court bailiffs to repossess their property has jumped to a record high in the past year, research from Thomson Reuters legal business has ...

  • Chelsea beat Arsenal again to top “Property Premiership” July 21, 2015

    Chelsea has won the “Property Premiership” after research from proptech firm eMoov.co.uk  found that the Premier League champions ground is surrounded by the most expensive properties of all the top clubs in England ...

  • Election ‘bounce’ short-lived as house price confidence wanes July 20, 2015

    Confidence in the outlook for house price growth hit its highest level in four years following the General Election in May, but decreased again in June, the Halifax Housing Market ...

  • DCLG blasted over English Housing Survey cutbacks July 18, 2015

    Plans by the Department for Communities and Local Government to make cut backs to the English Housing Survey have been slammed by the Royal Statistical Society.

    In ...

  • GLA and government link up to launch public land database July 18, 2015

    Authorities in London have begun work on a new database of publicly owned land as the government looks to make more land available for home building.

    Mayor of London Boris Johnson and housing ...

  • SUMMER ‘BOUNCE’ EXPECTED FOR UK COMMERCIAL PROPERTY INVESTMENT July 15, 2015

    A ‘bounce’ in UK commercial property investment activity is expected before the summer, Cushman & Wakefield’s latest monthly market briefing has claimed.

    “With the UK election settled, many are ...

  • London sees first increase in property demand for a year July 14, 2015

    Despite house prices in London growing at a slower rate than those in the rest of the UK demand is still on ...

  • €3,000m of retail assets will change hands in next 18 months July 13, 2015

    During the coming 18 months, more than €3,000m of retail assets are expected to come on to the market, the Spotlight on Retail report by the real estate consultancy ...

  • UK fails to build as construction activity slows July 10, 2015

    New house building slowed at its quickest space in nearly four years during May according to official figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

    The UK saw a 5.8% fall in building ...

  • Woodford ups stake in Purplebricks to 25% July 8, 2015

    Top City fund manager Neil Woodford’s firm Woodford Investment Management has raised its stake in Purplebricks to more than 25% following a £10m share sale.

    People close to Purplebricks told Sky News ...

  • SpareRoom welcomes RRT relief rise July 8, 2015

    Proptech innovator Matt Hutchinson has welcomed the increase in room rental tax relief from £4,250 to £7,500 as part of the Chancellor’s Emergency Budget.

    The SpareRoom.co.uk director said: “In the midst of a housing crisis, and with ...

  • Rocket Internet backs proptech firm Brickvest July 7, 2015

    Global Founders Capital, the venture capital arm of Rocket Internet, is investing in London and Berlin-based online real estate fund management platform BrickVest.

    BrickVest, cofounded by Emmanuel Lumineau, Dr. Thomas Schneider ...

  • LendInvest becomes first P2P platform to gain a European rating June 24, 2015

    LendInvest has become the first peer-to-peer platform to receive a European rating from a regulated credit rating agency.

    LendInvest received a rating of SQ1, from ARC Ratings, which is the ...

  • CrowdProperty passes £1m funding mark June 22, 2015

    CrowdProperty has passed the £1m lending threshold, with a total of £1.43m now raised across four residential property development projects in the UK.

    Almost 2,000 people have become registered lenders on ...

  • Biggest ever Series A fintech investment for LendInvest June 16, 2015

    LendInvest has secured a £22m Series A investment from Chinese technology firm Beijing Kunlun Tech Co in what is the largest such investment to date.

    LendInvest was officially launched in ...

  • Private leaseholder growth drives demand for greater transparency within social housing June 15, 2015

    An increase in the proportion of private sales in mixed tenure blocks is driving demand for greater transparency and accuracy in service charges and estate management within the social housing ...

  • Landlordinvest developing near prime P2P lender June 8, 2015

    Landlordinvest is developing a lending platform with the aim of being the UK’s first near prime property peer-to-peer lender.

    The platform, will target professional buy-to-let and bridging loan borrowers with a ...

  • Buy-to-let investment platform launches June 5, 2015

    Buy2Let.com, a new property portal which gives first-time investors looking to acquire a buy-to-let property the opportunity to search online for their ideal purchase, has launched.

    The portal, which is dedicated ...

  • Proptech firm Arthur launches to improve landlord tenant relationship June 1, 2015

    Arthur, a new landlord software for mobile and web, has launched with the aim of changing the way landlords and tenants communicate.

    The software has been devised by a group of ...

  • NASC and Plentific announce agreement to promote the use of regulated scaffolding contractors May 22, 2015

    The NASC has entered an agreement with leading property platform Plentific.com to promote the use of regulated scaffolding contractor members to the construction industry and wider markets.

    Plentific.com is a fully-integrated platform for ...

  • Former Microsoft exec joins LendInvest May 5, 2015

    Peer-to-peer mortgage platform LendInvest has appointed Bart Boezeman as its new chief marketing officer.

    Boezeman joins the company from Microsoft, where he was director of global brand and marketing strategy.

    LendInvest CEO, Christian ...

  • BrickVest property investment platform bags $1m April 18, 2015

    London’s BrickVest has raised $1m from twenty investors to build a pan-European online property investment platform.

    The platform, which launches in the summer, brings together property owners, developers and investors, offering ...

  • LendInvest links up with Plentific April 1, 2015

    Peer-to-peer platform for real estate mortgages, LendInvest, has announced a strategic alliance with Plentific, the property portal and online marketplace.

    As part of this strategic alliance, LendInvest co-founders Christian Faes and ...

  • Dragon’s Den star James Caan invests in Pi Labs March 26, 2015

    eMoov investor and former Dragon’s Den star James Caan has become the latest investor in proptech accelerator Pi Labs.

    Pi Labs is Europe’s first property tech accelerator and was jointly created ...

  • Property crowdfunder Property Partner raises £5.2m March 23, 2015

    Property Partner has raised £5.2m to enable the investors to make investments in the housing market as they would in the stock exchange.

    Through the platform investors can own a share of ...

  • UK “sharing economy” trade body set up by Airbnb and co March 10, 2015

    Airbnb and EasyCar, along with 19 other companies, are behind the creation of a new trade body that will represent and promote the UK’s “sharing economy” businesses.

    Online platforms that enable ...

  • Countrywide makes Pi Labs investment March 10, 2015

    Countrywide has completed an investment in Pi Labs – Europe’s first proptech accelerator which is based in Tech City’s Second Home.

    The total investment in the fund now stands at ...

  • Europe’s first property-focused accelerator launches February 23, 2015

    Pi Labs, Europe’s first property-focused accelerator, has announced its inaugural intake of startups and the launch of a crowdfunding campaign.

    Pi Labs was created in October 2014 ...

  • Qube PM voted most popular residential property management system January 4, 2015

    Qube PM has been voted most popular residential property management system in a new industry-wide survey.

    According to the State of Nation report by Brethertons LLP Solicitors, Qube PM is the ...