Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

1st May 2018

Humberts denies report of some branches already shut with staff unpaid

Humberts has denied a local press report suggesting at least five of the firm’s 22 offices had already closed with some staff allegedly owed outstanding wages and commission. The website of the Marlborough Gazette & Herald ran a story yesterday afternoon claiming staff at the local branch in the town “who still... Source: Estate Agent...

GDPR Weekly: Passing data to third parties

Coming into force on May 25, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - which replaces the Data Protection Act 1998 - is something which all businesses are expected to comply with. For a while, many estate and letting agents will have been working hard to prepare for the new rules.  To help... Source: Estate Agent...

May's new housing adviser is ex-Shelter ex-Livingstone policy chief

Theresa May has appointed a controversial former Shelter executive as her new housing policy adviser working in Whitehall. Toby Lloyd was until recently head of policy at campaigning charity Shelter, which has been seen by many in the agency industry as being antagonistic towards lettings agents and landlords in particular. Amongst his... Source: Estate Agent...

Guild launches roadshow with aim to bolster independent agencies

The Guild of Property Professionals has launched a series of regional roadshows with a target of enhancing the success of independent estate agency businesses. This week’s shows are at Surrey, London and Cambridge with others later this month in Exeter, Southampton, Bristol, Birmingham, Lincoln, Haydock, Yorkshire and Newcastle. The roadshows are named... Source: Estate Agent...

Fast turnover of ministers has worsened housing crisis says agency chief

James Brokenshire - yesterday appointed Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government - joins the rank of senior politicians moved into the post despitelittle apparent involvement in housing.  He almost immediately received a taste of the cynicism in the industry about frequent political changes, in the form of research... Source: Estate Agent...

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