Insights and trends

Avoiding double data entry

What exercise is time-consuming, increases costs and demotivates front and back office staff? We’re talking about the doubling up of data entry.

The effects of over-valuing property

Valuing properties aggressively to gain instructions is a well-known tactic used by many estate agents and is a hotly debated topic within the industry, but does it work?

What the qualification changes mean for agents

As the industry professionalises, what should estate and letting agents be doing to prepare for minimum qualification requirements?

Can first time buyer numbers keep on rising?

In the last eight years, the growth of first time buyers has outpaced all other buying groups and in 2018 they became the largest buyer group in the UK.

What do landlords want from letting agents?

We asked three very different landlords to reveal what they expect of their letting agent and why they use one to help agents enhance their services.

Rent controls, do they work and are they justified?

Do rent controls achieve what housing campaigners claim they do, and what do both letting agents and landlords think of them?

London price falls affecting regional housing market

New Zoopla research suggests the correlation between the London market and the southern regions is perhaps closer than we’d thought.

Help to stay on top of new landlord legislation

Become the agent of choice with David Alexander’s top tips on keeping on top of the ever-changing world of landlord legislation.

Trial Home Reservation Agreement to start in 2019

A formal property reservation agreement would give both buyers and sellers confidence of each other’s intent.

Upcoming estate and letting agent laws

A comprehensive guide to the estate and letting agent legislation being considered by the government in the next 12 months.

How does paid performance support Zoopla partners?

Find out how Zoopla’s consumer facing paid performance team is generating value for agent partners.

How affordable is renting in Great Britain?

In our latest property market insight report we explore rental affordability by region and the close relationship between earnings and rental growth.

Highest yielding towns for buy to let investors

Most lucrative UK towns for buy to let investors revealed in Zoopla’s analysis of gross annual rental yield.

Fastest housing markets across the regions

The typical time to sell a house is of critical importance to the property industry. The faster agents can turn around properties…

Rental growth and affordability report

Analysis from Hometrack reveals that rental costs in London have soared, whilst remaining flat elsewhere.