Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

5th November 2020

Boomin signs online agency amongst 10 new founding members

Fledgling portal Boomin - launching later this month - has announced another 10 independent regional agencies as founder members. This includes its first online/hybrid agency, easyProperty. The other newcomers are Millerson, Clyde Property, Curchods, Burns Webber Bourne, Location Location, Boydens, Roderick Thomas, Mark David and Open House. Around 30 other agencies have...

Agents offered ‘leniency options’ to confess about industry cartels

New guidance spells out how leniency can be exercised on agencies or individuals who inform on anti-competition cartels of the kind that have existed in the industry in recent years. The guidance, issued yesterday, came from the Competition and Markets Authority. It applies across all business sectors but estate agency has a track record... Source: Estate Agent...

Is Boris letting down the poor? Agency in rare criticism of government

High end agents usually keep their powder dry when it comes to party politics, to avoid upsetting customers. However Knight Frank has made an overt criticism of the government which it’s accused of ‘letting down’ poor people in parts of the north of England. The agency says the so-called Red Wall constituencies... Source: Estate Agent...

Interest rate unchanged despite unusual early announcement

The Bank of England’s monthly interest rate decision was made today - but instead of it being announced at 12 noon, as usual, it happened at 7am.  This was because it wanted to release its decision - which kept base rate at 0.1 per cent - ahead of yet another statement on... Source: Estate Agent...

Agency chief criticises Trump and Farage over ‘victory’ claim

Hunters chairman and Conservative MP Kevin Hollinrake has hit out at allegedly false claims made by Donald Trump and Nigel Farage. Trump’s already-infamous claim to have won the country’s presidential election - made when substantial numbers of votes had still to be counted and no independent analysts were confident in the... Source: Estate Agent...

New house survey launched by fledgling rival to RICS

A new survey has been launched by the Residential Property Surveyors Association. The RPSA - which wants to rival the RICS as an authoritative survey supplier - describes it as “the industry’s highest and clearest residential survey standards aimed at independent practitioners and home buyers.” The RPSA says that the new guidance,... Source: Estate Agent...

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