Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

25th February 2020

Agents asked to confess if their firm has been price-fixing

A new call has been issued this morning by the Competition and Markets Authority for estate agents to confess if their business has been involved in a price fixing cartel. In a statement just out the watchdog says: “If you think your business has been involved in illegal activity, you should... Source: Estate Agent...

Social Media: Agent sells home off-market via Instagram teaser images

An estate agent has sold a home off-market by posting teaser photographs on Instagram.  The buyer - who was in the French Alps on holiday when she saw the social media posts for the property in the Warwickshire village of Lapworth - was attracted by a series of teaser photographs. These were... Source: Estate Agent...

Countrywide faces crunch deadline for decision on its future

It’s been revealed that under takeover rules, LSL Property Services and Countrywide have until March 23 to make merger or takeover plans public - or to walk away from a deal. It is thought that talks have been going on for some weeks already; another four weeks are now allowed before... Source: Estate Agent...

Agencies back traditional branches with new office deals

Two agencies are looking to the future with optimism, and striking new deals for their own premises. Vickers & Barrass is reported to have announced plans for new purpose-built offices on the site of Darlington’s new multi-million pound farmers auction mart.  The move will see the firm continue to offer estate agency... Source: Estate Agent...

New Homes Ombudsman announced (again) with banning powers

The government has - once again - announced the introduction of a New Homes Ombudsman.  The news came yesterday when Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick told the House of Commons that he was introducing the measure; it was first announced in late 2018 and then again more recently in October, when it... Source: Estate Agent...

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