Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

5th January 2021

Chancellor announces help for businesses until spring

The Chancellor has announced new measures to help businesses in the light of the lockdown announced in the past 24 hours. The measures announced so far are: - One-off top-up grants for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses of up to £9,000 per business premises, broken down as £4,000 for businesses with a rateable value of... Source: Estate Agent...

Agents split over viewings and office opening during Lockdown

Agents are sharply split over how they should operate during the current phase of the Coronavirus crisis.  In a poll of almost 3,000 readers of Estate Agent Today, some 40 per cent - that’s around 1,200 - want to be allowed to undertake Covid-safe viewings and to be allowed to work from High Street... Source: Estate Agent...

Agents CAN continue working through national lockdown

Agents and the housing market in England are still in business even during the third national lockdown which begins on Wednesday and will last until mid-February at least. The government’s official guidance for England says that agents, as with all other workers, are advised to work from home wherever possible. But specifically it... Source: Estate Agent...

Agency to open six new London offices – and dismisses Stamp Duty holiday

London’s largest independent estate agency, Dexters, suggests that the stamp duty holiday ending in 12 weeks time will have relatively little impact on the capital’s market.  And it says that it plans to add six more branches to its network this year. There are two reasons why the firm bats away any... Source: Estate Agent...

Sort Out Searches! Government asked to intervene over council delays

A trade body has called on House Secretary Robert Jenrick to intervene over the growing problem of delays in councils providing search information to buyers and conveyancers.  The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) says more than 35 per cent of local authorities are now taking more than 20 working days... Source: Estate Agent...

Agent, aged 20, ditches Purplebricks for rival online company

A young estate agent - who by the age of 20 has already had a year working with Purplebricks - has ditched the company and has instead joined online rival easyProperty. Chaim Aaron is easyProperty’s first Manchester franchisee, covering Salford and a number of other suburbs.  “If I sell two properties in... Source: Estate Agent...

Dumb Perignon! Daily Mail mocks champagne-quaffing housing minister

The Daily Mail has mocked housing minister Chris Pincher for advising people to going £174-a-bottle champagne while awaiting the rollout of the Covid vaccine. Pincher - nominally responsible for the regulation of the housing market and handling the controversial Grenfell Tower cladding controversy - has been writing of his love of... Source: Estate Agent...

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