Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

3rd November 2020

Furlough pay-back: Agency in talks with HMRC

Knight Frank is in talks with HM Revenue and Customs to return furlough money as a result of relatively strong trading, notwithstanding the Coronavirus crisis. “In the spring, with a great deal of uncertainty as to what the next few months of trading would offer, our group executive board decided it would be... Source: Estate Agent...

Agency stung by lockdown criticism reveals policy for next four weeks

An agency in London which was stung by fierce criticism in the spring lockdown has announced its policy for branch activity for the next four weeks. During the spring Dexters, which has 70 branches across the capital, opened some because it insisted staff had to work locally attending to issues such as... Source: Estate Agent...

Boomin portal reveals how agents will be charged for listings

Boomin is to levy a traditional monthly fee for estate and letting agents listing on the site, in line with other property portals - although it says it will be free from its launch later this year and for all of 2021. It was thought that the new portal, expected to... Source: Estate Agent...

Fears grow over lockdown impact on transactions

The national lockdown beginning on Thursday makes the case for an extension to the stamp duty holiday, according to a tax lawyer. David Hannah, founder of Cornerstone Tax, says a much-publicised risk of up to 325,000 buyers missing the March 31 deadline for the current SDLT holiday is ramped up by the... Source: Estate Agent...

Online agency offers auction service to rivals at fixed price fee

An online agency says its virtual auction service can be used even by its rivals between now and the end of 2020, so long as they pay a fee if their listed properties sell. 99home’s virtual auction service is called Justsold and launched over the summer. Its mission statement says it... Source: Estate Agent...

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