Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

9th November 2020

Countrywide at risk of entering administration – claim

Connells has issued a counter statement to this morning’s announcement by Countrywide that a possible takeover is underway. At 7am Countrywide revealed it had been approached by Connells about a possible purchase at 250p per share. However, Countrywide admitted it had not agreed that statement with Connells ahead of its release. Now Connells... Source: Estate Agent...

Takeover Underway? – Connells begins bid to buy Countrywide

It’s been announced this morning that Connells is in takeover discussions with the troubled Countrywide agency group. Countrywide has given Connells until 5pm on December 7 to confirm or deny that a firm and final offer will be made. A statement from Countrywide says: “Countrywide plc has received an indicative approach from... Source: Estate Agent...

Major English Football League deal for High Street agency

Your Move is to become the English Football League’s official Communities Supporter for the coming season. The agency is already an Official Supporter of the EFL but the new communities dimension means it aims to build closer links with the local areas in which it operates.   The agency - which has... Source: Estate Agent...

Conveyancing firm to tell buyers they will miss stamp duty holiday

A leading firm of conveyancers will this week tell new clients that their property purchases are likely to miss the stamp duty holiday deadline. “Anyone ringing us will be quoted with SDLT at the normal rate, so that will set it out from the start that the likelihood is that they... Source: Estate Agent...

House prices soar 7.5% in a year but it may all change soon

House prices by the end of October were running 7.5 per cent above their level a year ago - but the strong run is about to slow, warns the Halifax.  They rose 0.3 in October itself, and in the quarter from August to October, house prices were 4.0 per cent higher than... Source: Estate Agent...

Agents back to work today after 17-day ‘fire break’ in Wales

While England’s national lockdown exempts the housing market and allows agents to operate normally, it’s not been the same in Wales which ends its two week so-called ‘fire break’ this morning. Since October 23 agents in Wales have had to work from home, people have not been allowed to view properties... Source: Estate Agent...

Foxtons’ management bonuses stay after ‘voting problem’ revealed

Foxtons has announced that its remuneration policy for senior management is to stay unchanged - and it says a voting problem at the AGM stopped the policy receiving stronger support from shareholders. The bonuses paid to Foxtons’ senior management has been under the spotlight in recent years. At the 2019 Foxtons AGM... Source: Estate Agent...

Date revealed for largest-ever combined ESTAS 2021 Awards

The 2021 ESTAS Customer Service Awards are to be held on Friday June 11. For the first time the awards will host the best agents, conveyancers and mortgage brokers in one event.   The ESTAS Group founder Simon Brown says: “It’s already clear 2021 is going to be a challenging year so firms... Source: Estate Agent...

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