Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

5th October 2020

Phil Spencer: Christmas is a gift for agents who add value

It’s about this time of year, pandemic or not, that agents may be asked one particularly awkward question by a vendor - Will I be in my new home by Christmas? Before the virus, Zoopla research showed that people moved house on average around once every 15 years, so it’s not... Source: Estate Agent...

Reveal referral fees now and don’t wait for law change, says NAEA

The National Association of Estate Agents has thrown its weight behind the recommendation of Trading Standards that agents must by law be obliged to give buyers and sellers details of all referral fees they receive. On Friday the National Trading Standards Estate and Letting Agent Team released the recommendations following a long-running... Source: Estate Agent...

Would YOU say this to vendors? “Sell now before prices crash”

An estate agent in Liverpool has adopted the unusual technique of urging vendors to sell now “before prices crash.” Clearly unworried about the message this sends to buyers, Liverpool agent Adam Sutton has warned that house prices could fall because of the continuing Coronavirus crisis, which in his city had led... Source: Estate Agent...

Buyer sues conveyancer for £4.6m eight years after purchase

A woman who bought a London house in 2012 is now suing the conveyancers that worked for her at the time for £4.6m. The Evening Standard newspaper reports that Zipporah Lisle-Mainwaring bought the mews house in Kensington eight years ago with plans to convert it from office use to residential, with... Source: Estate Agent...

Tories pledge “revolutionary” low deposit mortgages for FTBs

Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he wants to create a ‘Generation Buy’ to help young people purchase homes with low-deposit mortgages. In a speech tomorrow to the Conservatives’ virtual conference he will say that as part of a new domestic agenda, he wants to “fix the problem of unaffordable deposits” that... Source: Estate Agent...

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