Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

19th November 2020

Trading Standards to advise Boomin on referral fees disclosure

The Boomin portal, which incentivises agents to cross-sell and benefit from referral fees, is to receive advice on fee disclosure from Trading Standards in the coming weeks. James Munro, the head of the National Trading Standards Estate and Letting Agent Team, has told a Propertymark webinar that he is seeing a... Source: Estate Agent...

Slowdown ‘is right time to invest in PropTech to optimise revenue’

The founder of OneDome says a likely housing market slowdown is the perfect time for agents to optimise revenue by investing in PropTech. Babek Ismayil believes agencies should offset lower activity throughout the festive period and as the stamp duty holiday ends by maximising the revenue per property sold via complementary homebuying services such as... Source:...

Where will agents find the most lucrative housing markets?

New research attempts for the first time to identify the most lucrative property markets in the country - with surprising results for agents wanting to identify possible new territories. Comparison website GetAgent has analysed government price and housing stock figures to produce a league table of the country’s most expensive sub-markets. Top -... Source: Estate Agent...

Price caps revealed for buyers using new Help To Buy scheme

The government has revealed new regional price caps for its revamped Help To Buy Equity Loan scheme, set to operate between 2021 and 2023. It comes into effect next April and buyers can apply for the scheme, which once again applies just to new builds, from December 16 onwards. Under the new... Source: Estate Agent...

Why the delay? Leasehold lobby presses government for action

A leasehold group has written to Housing Minister Chris Pincher pressing for an update on the government’s approach to reform for the sector. In July the Law Commission presented the government with recommendations which, if adopted, would hail huge changes to the way leasehold operates.   The report, released after two years of deliberations,...

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