Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

6th January 2021

Agents have “moral obligation” to restrict physical viewings – call

There’s a call this morning for estate and letting agents to regard the physical viewing of any property on sale or to let as the very last resort. The Guild of Property Professionals says there is now what it calls “a moral obligation” to ensure prospective buyers and tenants go through... Source: Estate Agent...

Countrywide’s former management slammed by industry veteran

Countrywide’s former management seriously damaged the company’s share value and status by adopting a flawed business plan - and then executing it badly. That’s the view of one of the company’s major shareholders, Catalist Partners, an investment platform operated by senior industry figure Robin Paterson, who also owns the UK Sotheby’s... Source: Estate...

Banks may not be able to cope with mortgage demand, warns agency

New figures from the Bank of England show that mortgage approvals rose 7.0 per cent in November to reach 105,000 - the highest number for over 13 years as the stamp duty holiday appears to still be spurring on the market.   The house moving industry has of course been delighted... Source: Estate Agent...

Rightmove tells buyers to check whether agents issue PPE

Rightmove has issued a lengthy guidance note to prospective buyers, including a suggestion they ask estate agents whether PPE will be issued before a physical viewing. The guidance, issued on its website, says there are five questions people should ask before going to a viewing: 1. Is a virtual viewing available? Rightmove says:... Source: Estate Agent...

Stamp duty cliff-edge could throw away market growth – warning

The sudden end of the stamp duty holiday at the end of March could throw away the market gains achieved in recent months, a leading property industry commentator warns. David Alexander, who runs UK-wide property management firm D J Alexander, says the financial support the Westminster government has provided through the... Source: Estate Agent...

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