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An interesting year for the housing market – 2019 trends

04 December 2019

Propertymark has analysed its sales and lettings data to reveal trends from the year. Supply has dropped considerably over the past decade while demand has increased, but year-on-year has remained relatively stable in the face of Brexit uncertainty. Read More...

The Cloud

04 December 2019

You will often hear technology companies refer to ‘the cloud’, whether it be cloud computing, cloud storage or even cloud software, but what does the cloud really mean? Ross Jezzard ARLA Propertymark Board Member, takes a look. Read More...

Council of Dragons to advise Government on proptech

Monday 11 November 2019

Housing Minister Esther McVey has unveiled a new expert advisory council dedicated to the digital transformation of the property sector. The new Proptech dragons will advise ministers on how to support and grow the sector further, making it easier and cheaper to plan, build and buy new homes.

Visiting the Geovation offices in London, which hosts some of the leading tech start-ups in the UK property sector, the minister met entrepreneurs on 4 November to discuss how the government can help boost the use of technology in the property sector.

The news follows an announcement in October 2019 that signalled the minister’s intentions for a digital revolution in the property sector.

Property entrepreneur Faisal Butt, founder and CEO of Pi Labs, a venture capital firm supporting others to innovate in the Proptech sector, will be the first expert to sit on the new council.

Housing Minister Esther McVey MP said: “We’re taking every advantage that new technology has to offer across the entire house building and house buying journey. Whether that’s finding a plot of land, getting planning permission, engaging the local community, getting the property built or selling or buying a house.

The people behind Proptech are using technology to make the process faster, simpler and cheaper. This new industry is digitally transforming the whole of the property sector, putting much more information at the public’s fingertips.”

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