Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

15th May 2018

"Utter Madness!" – recruitment chief slams inflexible agencies

The chief of the UK’s longest-established estate agency recruitment consultancy has described the inflexibility of the industry towards people returning to work after career beaks as “madness”. Anthony Hesse, managing director of Property Personnel, says that staff who have left the profession in the past - often to raise children -... Source: Estate Agent...

Going green: Agent sells car and instead walks and cycles everywhere

Estate agents don’t necessarily have the most eco-friendly image as an industry - but here’s one who’s really making a statement about going green. Sanjive Mahandru is the owner-director of Muskaan Estates, a single office agency based in Smethwick, Birmingham: his company handles sales as well as having around 40 lettings... Source: Estate Agent...

GDPR Weekly: Do you need consent when taking customer details?

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. With just ten days until the new system is formally introduced, agents will have been working hard to prepare for... Source: Estate Agent...

Pssst! Derek! Now you can get your home marketed for free…

Online estate agencies are the centre of attention right now - but one of them seems to be seeking publicity in an unusual way. While the Bruce Brothers behind Purplebricks appear in the Sunday Times Rich List and Emoov and Tepilo buddy up with a possible £100m merger, both earning themselves... Source: Estate Agent...

New infrastructure tax – if it happens, will it hit house prices?

It went largely unreported when news broke last week but now the suggestion that home owners should pay a surcharge if their local transport infrastructure improves has won support from a free-market think tank. Last week the commercial property magazine Estates Gazette broke the news that home owners living within a certain... Source: Estate Agent...

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