Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

22nd November 2019

Stamp Duty Reform: have the Conservatives got cold feet?

Pressure is building on the Conservative party to honour its previous commitment to reform stamp duty for British buyers and sellers should it win next month’s General Election. Some months ago Boris Johnson said during his Tory leadership campaign that he would consider raising the stamp duty threshold from £125,000 to... Source: Estate Agent...

Rightmove names digital consumer entrepreneur as new chairman

Rightmove has this morning named Andrew Fisher as its non-executive chairman, stepping into the role on January 1.  He succeed Scott Forbes, who retires on December 31 after more than 14 years as Rightmove’s chairman. Fisher was previously chief executive and executive chairman of Shazam, where he was described as being instrumental... Source: Estate Agent...

Early Christmas gift for agents as transactions show surprise rise

Data from HM Revenue & Customs has revealed that residential property transactions have increased by 4.3 per cent year-on-year. In October 2019 there were 103,680 residential transactions, seasonally adjusted. On a monthly basis these transactions rose by 4.3 per cent between September and October. This rise was generally regarded as a surprise... Source: Estate Agent...

Conveyancer wants end of “dense, unreadable, poor value” surveys

A conveyancing company has thrown its weight behind reforms to surveys outlined by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. As Estate Agent Today reported earlier this week, RICS plans to introduce simpler language, more transparency and greater uniformity into surveys by using a new industry standard from next June.  The aim is to... Source: Estate Agent...

Humberts offers controversial Modern Method of Auction to vendors

Humberts is the latest estate agency to announce that it’s going to offer customers the controversial Modern Method of Auction option. The Modern Method of Auction, also known as a conditional auction, allows prospective buyers to place bids on a property within a given timeframe. At the end of the auction,... Source: Estate Agent...

Agents Do Charity – a great manifesto for good causes…

Election time means setting out your stall and getting support - so how about a vote of confidence for those agents, suppliers and others who week-in/week-out go fund raising for good causes. We’ll vote for them! Everybody here has kindly been in touch on press@estateagenttoday.co.uk - if you do the same, you... Source: Estate Agent...

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