Industry Issues

Industry Issues

From property portals and estate agents to online marketing and legal matters, all the latest issues that industry professionals need to know.

OnTheMarket vs. Zoopla: One Year On

Today marks the one-year anniversary of OnTheMarket,com, a property portal that promised to disrupt the UK property industry when it launched. The agent-owned site intended to break apart the perceived duopoly of Rightmove and Zoopla. 12 months later, has it succeeded?

Landlords launch judicial review of buy-to-let tax raid

Landlords in the UK are launching a judicial review of the government's planned buy-to-let reforms this week, as the property world steps up its opposition to the unfair new tax rules.

Glasgow beats Brexit blues with “great turnout” for new property show

A Place in the Sun launched its first ever Live show in Scotland this autumn, with agents reporting a "great turnout" for the event.

UK property industry reacts to negative TV coverage

The UK property industry has responded to a wave of negative TV programmes broadcast in the past week.

RIBA Awards announced for Britain’s 50 best new buildings

The Royal Institute of British Architects has announced the winners of its 2012 RIBA Awards. The awards will be given to the 50 best new buildings in Britain, including the London 2012 Olympic Stadium, plus nine buildings elsewhere in the EU.

Savills acquires CBRE Malaysia

Savills has acquired CBRE Malaysia, a move that will give the company almost 300 staff trading in the country under the new brand.

Fancy owning Oz’s House of the Year?

If you have ever dreamed about owning the ultimate keeping up with the Jones home, you can't get much better than the 2007-2008 Australian House of the Year, for sale for the first time through Christies...

Dubai Land Department launches property portal

Dubai’s Land Department has launched a new property portal.

Why UK landlords should keep looking North

Landlords losing confidence in the buy-to-let sector after the UK's tax changes will be given a boost this summer, as rents rise for the first time in three months.

Elastic fantastic: the future of construction?

Could the buildings of the future be constructed from an elastic skin technology, currently being pioneered by car manufacturer BMW for their vehicles? finds out if we will be flexing the plastic for an elastic home anytime soon...
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2022/08/18 08:13:53pm