Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

4th November 2020

New official guidance: What agents can do in lockdown

The government has unveiled the public health regulations which will underpin the second national lockdown in England - and the exemptions which apply to estate agency. Subject to approval by a vote in Parliament this evening, the regulations specifically state that activities relating to the sector are allowed to continue under... Source: Estate Agent...

PropTech Today: Using technology to underpin your lettings division

I remember so clearly in my Foxtons days, working as a lettings manager in Putney, that lettings, though less sexy than sales, was instrumental to the success of the business model. It was almost a mantra. Support and build lettings because in difficult times, lettings provides a lifeline. It is consistent... Source: Estate Agent...

Lockdown justice at last for agents with Business Interruption Insurance?

The Business Interruption Insurance saga, involving hundreds of agencies awaiting pay-outs on policies, enters its next and final stage later this month. An appeal will be heard in the Supreme Court for four days from Monday November 16; the appeal hearing will be by video link. Back in September the High Court ruled... Source: Estate Agent...

Too Late! Third of England set to miss stamp duty holiday deadline

Buyers in around 30 per cent of English cities are almost certainly already too late to complete a purchase by March 31 and the end of the stamp duty holiday. A property consultancy, The Advisory, says with only 21 weeks to go before the end of the holiday - including the lockdown... Source: Estate Agent...

Many overseas buyers don’t even visit Brexit bargain purchasers

A London property investment consultancy says 22 per cent of properties it’s advised overseas purchasers on this year have been bought sight-unseen. London Central Portfolio says it’s experiencing an influx of international buyers as the capital battles Brexit uncertainty and the long-term poor Sterling performance, as well as the pandemic. It says over...

Rogue agents flouting AML rules ‘will be prosecuted’ says NAEA chief

A leading board member of NAEA Propertymark warns a small number of rogue agents continue to flout anti-money laundering regulations - and he says they will be caught and prosecuted. Simon Wilkinson told a round-table discussion on anti-money laundering that following the most recent EU and UK government AML directives, heavy fines... Source: Estate Agent...

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