Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

12th November 2020

Agent threatened with prosecution for opening office to the public

An unidentified estate agency has been threatened with prosecution by a local council after opening its office to the public during the current England lockdown. The revelation has come from The Guild of Property Professionals which was recently contacted by an agent from the office in question. He was apparently told by... Source: Estate Agent...

Self-employed agents thrive – if they work harder than before

A leading enthusiast of the self-employed agency business model says even in these challenging times people can make a success of ‘going it alone’ - so long as they’re willing to work harder than ever before. Rollo Miles, who in 2018 set up the Agent and Homes agency operating with a... Source: Estate Agent...

Tax Bombshell: CGT could double under new proposals

A report commissioned by the government suggests a doubling of Capital Gains Tax on profits from the sale of second homes. The government - which received the report yesterday from its own Office for Tax Simplification - is keen to stress no decision has yet been taken about whether to implement the proposal. About £14... Source: Estate Agent...

Coronavirus has “barely dented” sales and rental markets – RICS

The latest Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors review of sales and rentals, often amongst the most pessimistic of analyses, says Covid 19 has “barely dented” the market. The data, released this morning, says demand for properties and the flow of new homes listed for sale across the UK remained strong over the... Source: Estate Agent...

TV consumer champion demands action to free ‘mortgage prisoners’

A new report funded by high profile consumer champion Martin Lewis says the government must do more to help ‘mortgage prisoners’. These are existing home owners who are unable to remortgage to a cheaper deal with another lender because they don't meet strict borrowing criteria brought in after the 2008 financial... Source: Estate Agent...

Multi-million pound boost for PropTech bid to speed transactions

A PropTech platform that says it halves the time taken for transactions has just completed a multi-million pound investment round. Coadjute - which operates through the blockchain system of linked records - has already trialled its system and recently announced it would be partnering existing industry platforms Reapit, Redbriuck, VTUK, MRI and... Source: Estate Agent...

Second Covid wave not hurting London house sales – top agent

The London sales market is slowing as Christmas nears but no significant impact has been caused by the second wave of Coronavirus, says a leading agency. Chestertons says new enquiries and buyer registrations in October were down 16 per cent and 17 per cent respectively compared to the previous month, while the... Source: Estate Agent...

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