Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

8th October 2020

Rightmove wins fees war as opponents raise the white flag

The Say No To Rightmove campaign has admitted that getting the number one portal to change its fee structure “may take a little longer to achieve.” The campaign appears to have failed to persuade significant numbers of agents to leave Rightmove, and the Acorn Group itself - the London and south east... Source: Estate Agent...

Time to scrap Stamp Duty? New figures add weight to argument

New figures released this morning give weight to calls for the complete scrapping of stamp duty.  The dats shows there have been 20,238 transactions since the SDLT holiday was launched with a sold value of £6.7 billion. As many as 85 per cent of these transactions have fallen below the £500,000 price... Source: Estate Agent...

House price inflation at four year high but concern over virus

House prices in September were 7.3 per cent higher than a year earlier – the highest house price inflation since June 2016. The Halifax figures show that on a monthly basis, house prices in September were 1.6 per cent higher than in August. And over the third quarter of the year, house prices were... Source: Estate Agent...

Huge property empire collapses after National Crime Agency probe

A businessman with links to serious criminals has lost his vast investment property empire worth nearly £10m after a National Crime Agency investigation. The agency secured an Unexplained Wealth Order against eight properties owned by Mansoor ‘Manni’ Mahmood Hussain, formerly of Leeds. This was despite Hussain submitting 127 lever arch folders and... Source: Estate...

Agency acquires independent as part of expansion strategy

National chartered surveyor firm Bruton Knowles has acquired long-established Herefordshire based John Amos & Co Ltd. The move is part of Bruton Knowles’ plans to extend across the West and Midlands. The team at John Amos & Co will continue to operate out of its Leominster office, under the same brand and... Source: Estate Agent...

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