Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

22nd September 2020

Confirmed: Agents WILL have to wear masks in branch offices

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that all retail staff will be obliged to wear masks when working - and it's now been confirmed that this applies to estate agency branches. Mark Hayward, chief executive of NAEA Propetymark, has this afternoon told the press: “We have asked the Ministry of Housing, Communities and... Source: Estate Agent...

Agents back Rightmove allegation of logjams in conveyancing

Two agencies have entered the debate on whether the current frenzied housing market is seeing delays in completions. Yesterday EAT reported that Rightmove had noted delays of around a month in the time now being taken from the acceptance of an offer by a vendor, and completion. This may jeopardise some... Source: Estate Agent...

Purplebricks and Foxtons lead share price falls amid Covid worries

Share prices for many quoted estate agencies and property portals fell in trading as fears grew about Coronavirus. London-focussed agency Foxtons was one of the larger fallers, down nine per cent to around 39p at the end of yesterday’s trading. A similar drop was suffered by Purplebricks, ending around 66p. Rightmove fell 5.8 per cent to...

Top agency emphasises importance of High Street branches

Connells Group has revealed seven appointments to its board of directors which it links directly with a target to grow presence and market share on the High Street. “These key appointments, each bringing with them tremendous value and their own unique experience, will allow us to meet our ambitious plans that build... Source: Estate Agent...

Most owners believe their house price is static or falling – survey

A survey of over 2,300 home owners across the UK suggests market sentiment is mixed, with most doubting house prices have risen. The survey was conducted just before this week’s warnings about the growing threat of a Coronavirus second wave. Only one in 11 owners believed their property had actually increased in value... Source: Estate Agent...

Independent expands with new branch in key south of England location

Independent agency Sawyer & Co has announced the opening of a new branch in the Preston Park area of Brighton - one of the south of England’s busiest locations. Sawyer & Co has recruited four additional members of staff to work in the new branch. Company director Chris Sawyer says: “The opening... Source: Estate Agent...

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