Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

19th August 2019

Stamp Duty chaos as new Chancellor denies he wants sellers to pay

If anyone thought a Boris Johnson government would be more decisive than Theresa May's when it came to housing policies, the last 72 hours may have been a disappointment.  On Friday evening - in an advance release of the Saturday front page of The Times - Chancellor Sajid Javid was quoted as... Source: Estate Agent...

Countrywide takeover? Mystery firm considering a move, says report

A media report suggests a mystery ‘predator’ is attempting to acquire Countrywide.  The Daily Mail this morning, quoting unnamed “City sources,” says a potential buyer is considering making an offer for the troubled agency group. So far no other media source is reporting the move but the Mail says a takeover bid for...

Property Jobs Today – all the late-summer moves in our industry…

Hello and welcome to the final PJT before September - yes that means summer is almost over.  Yet even during the holiday season there’s been plenty of jobs news and this week is no exception.  Let us know what’s happening by emailing press@estateagenttoday.co.uk and we’ll tell the rest of the industry. Let’s start with...

It's a fur cop: how a Zoopla listing landed a seller in court

Advertising on Zoopla is a must-have for most sellers but for Susan Tate in Anglesey it meant she ended up in court. For the photographs of Tate’s property contained evidence of illegal taxidermy - animal skulls and stuffed animals - and was spotted by a would-be buyer who then reported the... Source: Estate Agent...

Brexit not deterring first time buyers – but mortgage length is soaring

Brexit is not deterring first time buyers this year according to an analysis by the Yorkshire Building Society. It says that despite huge political and economic uncertainty in the first half of 2019, the number of first-time buyers reached 170,080: this is a three per cent rise on the same period... Source: Estate Agent...

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