Home Review concept launched by Surveyors to cut fall-throughs

A surveyors group has launched a new 'Home Review' service which it claims will identify structural problems which create an immediate obstacle to sale. The Residential Property Surveyors Association describes the review as "a snapshot analysis of key structural risks to provide buyers, sellers and agents with advanced warning of any major issues w...
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77% of Homeowners Believe Estate Agents Have Failed to Improve - but Are They in a Position to Judge?

 Research from WiggyWam, the all-in-one property platform, has found that 80% of homeowners believe the process of buying a house has remained largely the same or has actually become worse during their lifetime, while over three quarters (77%) also believe that the service provided by the industry has also declined or remained static. When ask...
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The Cyber Support team’s technical remediation and support activities

During the cyber security discovery last year, we identified five areas of opportunity for MHCLG to support councils in improving their cyber health. One of these areas was technical remediation: providing support to councils identified through the survey on mitigating malware and ransomware. In November, a Cyber Support team was formed within the ...
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The Busiest Estate Agents Are Battling the Market Backlog in These Cities

Research from WiggyWam, the all-in-one property platform, shows which UK cities have the busiest estate agents, therefore indicating where homebuyers are likely to have the longest buying timelines. The UK's busiest agents can currently be found in Aberdeen, a city where each individual estate agency branch currently has an average of 29 sales list...
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Setting the standards for identity

Trismegist san/Shutterstock.com The impact of the public health guidelines and subsequent rise of remote working during the last year highlighted the need for a more secure, efficient and convenient means of identifying the parties to a property transaction. After a series of events with conveyancers and identity service providers last year, we sha...
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Agents Offered 100% Money-Back Guarantee if Unsatisfied and a Promise to Slash Selling Times to 10 Weeks

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In an industry-first, WiggyWam, the all-in-one property platform, has announced a full money-back guarantee for estate agents who aren't entirely satisfied with the platform's offerings.  This offering includes a high-speed conveyancing concierge service, tenant passport, and the reintroduction of invaluable seller's packs; all of which are de...
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Kicking off the Cyber Health Framework Alpha phase

Photo by Clayton Robbins on Unsplash In June 2020 the Local Digital Cyber team completed a discovery into cyber security at local authorities. We found that: There are many cyber standards, but no clear baseline.An effective cyber baseline must encompass culture, leadership and ‘cyber first’ processes.Leadership support is vital to embed standards ...
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Vast Disparity in Portal Fees Paid by UK Agents While Trust and Satisfaction Remain Low

 New research from Wiggywam, the all-in-one property platform, highlights the vast disparity in fees that UK estate agents are paying to the major property portals. But despite some agents paying tens-of-thousands of pounds each month, trust and satisfaction levels remain starkly low. The insight comes via WiggyWam's Movers and Shakers for 202...
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How do you solve a problem like requisitions?

atm2003/Shutterstock.com Every day HM Land Registry receives around 18,000 applications to update the register. The majority of these applications are submitted correctly with all the necessary information included for our land registration experts to complete the requested change. However, for 1 in 5 applications – more than 3,500 applications eve...
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Where is my HM Land Registry application?

Lina_Lisichka/Shutterstock For most of us, buying or selling a home is one of the biggest transactions of our lives. It can also be quite stressful, particularly if things need to be done quickly. HM Land Registry has been around for nearly 160 years and we are involved in every property transaction, but many people either may never have spoken to ...
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