Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

16th May 2018

Fraudulent sellers: solicitors must pay but should agents improve checks?

The Court of Appeal has overturned controversial fraud decisions which have a bearing on agents’ and conveyancers’ responsibilities for checking buyers’ credentials. The decisions concern two cases. In one, a client of conveyancing law firm Mishcon De Reya had bought a house in London; after handing over payment it transpired a fraudulent seller... Source:...

Brexit worries 'putting a hold on buying' warns agency chief

The chief executive of Winkworth says the upcoming Brexit is creating uncertainty and causing buyers and investors to delay purchasing plans. Dominic Agace, writing in Winkworth’s first quarterly central London market bulletin, says: “Brexit looms ever closer which appears to have knocked the usual peaks and troughs of the market.” He continues:...

PropTech Today: Selling my flat – even tech can’t help a quiet market

That’s it. I’ve given up. The lull has continued and it’s becoming quite a bore.  The price drop hasn’t worked. The revamped photos haven’t helped. My flat remains empty and it seems that no amount of technological innovation can help me shift this quality, albeit lived in, home.  I know enough about... Source: Estate Agent...

Viewber expands offer by teaming up with keyholding service

Outsourced viewing operator Viewber is expanding its offer to agents by forming what it calls “a close technical cooperation” with keyholding service KeyNest. Viewber has rapidly become a high-profile supplier, offering a national network of vetted people bookable to handle viewings and inspections on behalf of agencies.  Set up in 2016, Viewber... Source: Estate Agent...

Remortgaging surge is another sign of slowing housing market

A service that tracks different types of mortgage demand reveals that remortgaging is on the rise while borrowing for new purchases is on the way down - another sign of a slowing housing market.  Paragon Mortgages’ Financial Adviser Confidence Tracking index, based on interviews with intermediaries, reveals that remortgages for owner-occupiers... Source: Estate Agent...

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