Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

6th November 2020

Online firm renews attack on high street agents’ charges

Strike, the online firm previously known as HouseSimple, has launched another attack on the charges levied by High Street agents. This time it is through a survey which the agency says shows that most movers are surprised at how much they pay and in some cases are dissatisfied with the service... Source: Estate Agent...

Will extended furlough help struggling agents and suppliers?

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has extended the furlough scheme until the end of March. It will continue under the current rules, with the scheme paying up to 80 per cent of an employee’s wages up to £2,500 a month. The government will next review the scheme in January - no details were... Source: Estate Agent...

Many firms sceptical of automated anti-money laundering systems

Over a fifth of key businesses say they do not trust any element at all of automated anti-money laundering checks and a much higher figure have lesser reservations. The survey producing these results - which perhaps surprisingly comes from an anti-money laundering software company, SmartSearch - shows that 47 per cent of... Source: Estate Agent...

Buyers fleeing cities don’t always get more for their money

The trend of buyers apparently fleeing the city to get more for their money in the country has hit the buffers - at least if vendors want to go to a National Park. Far from saving money they’re likely to pay a hefty premium of over £155,000 according to Lloyds Bank. Its... Source: Estate Agent...

Agents Do Charity – good works continue through the lockdown…

Hello and welcome to yet another Agents Do Charity, the weekly forum for the industry to share its good news on good work for good causes. We’re delighted people are still fund-raising through the challenges of the virus and now the latest lockdown - and thanks so much for keeping in... Source: Estate Agent...

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