Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

June 2018

GDPR Weekly: All you need to know about subject access requests

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - which replaces the Data Protection Act 1998 - has now become effective and is something which all businesses are expected to comply with. The new system has now been formally introduced, but this is just the beginning. Going forward, agents will still need to... Source: Estate Agent...

'Hands off our For Sale boards' says leading London agency chief

The head of London’s largest estate agency brand has hit back at a council in the capital which wants enhanced powers to ban all For Sale and To Let boards. Yesterday we reported that Wandsworth council was seeking powers under section 224 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, which... Source: Estate Agent...

Countrywide share price plummets over 20% to lowest level ever

Countrywide’s share price has taken a massive hit this morning - down well over 20 per cent - following a surprise trading statement in which it revealed it was cutting its expected income forecast this year. The share price opened at 78.5p at 8am but within 10 minutes dropped to just... Source: Estate Agent...

Countrywide reveals 9% boost in sales listings since start of year

Countrywide says its Back To Basics strategy has seen a nine per cent increase in properties for sale with the group since the start of the year. The company's full statement on trading for the first half of this year comes at the end of July but this morning's interim statement says: The... Source: Estate Agent...

Ban The Boards! Council bid to outlaw For Sale and To Let signs

A London council is seeking widespread powers to ban For Sale and To Let boards which it claims are seen by many “as eyesores that litter the landscape.” Wandsworth council is to seek additional powers from Housing Secretary James Brokenshire to ban all estate agent boards from six key areas of... Source: Estate Agent...

‘Word of mouth is better than reviews when choosing an agent’

A survey shows only 18 per cent of vendors favour reviews over personal recommendations when it comes to choosing an estate agent.  Even amongst Millennials - those aged 18 to 34 - the proportion favouring reviews is just 24 per cent. And when it comes to selecting a conveyancer, a mere 17... Source: Estate Agent...

'Gareth Southgate please prove me wrong': Our latest World Cup review

What a weekend for British sport! In F1 there was Lewis Hamilton’s dominant win at the French Grand Prix, and the big cricket story is England’s historic one day international whitewash over Australia - but of course, Gareth Southgate’s men steal the headlines with an extraordinary 6-1 defeat of Panama. Have England... Source: Estate Agent...

Stamp duty to blame for tumbling holiday home prices

The three per cent stamp duty additional properties surcharge is to blame for tumbling house prices in some of Britain’s holiday home hotspots. That’s according to new research by the Halifax. It identifies two of Britain’s most expensive holiday home locations as showing significant falls in house values in just one year. At... Source: Estate Agent...

Property Jobs Today – the latest moves within our industry…

Hello and welcome to Property Jobs Today, the regular Monday round-up of moves and changes in our industry. Do please let us know of changes where you are - an email to press@estateagenttoday.co.uk will do the trick.  Now this week’s news. Why not start with the new presidents of the NAEA and ARLA? Mark... Source: Estate Agent...

Exclusive: US agency opens fourth UK office with more to come

Estate Agent Today can reveal that Keller Williams, the US-led firm that has 170,000 agents worldwide, is to open its fourth office in the UK. The company already has offices - which it calls ‘market centres’ - in the centre of Leeds, London’s Mayfair and its most recent in central Glasgow. The... Source: Estate Agent...

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