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11th January 2021

Property viewings should stop, Labour tells government

Sir Kier Starmer has told the government it should look again at whether estate agents’ viewings of properties for sale and to let should be allowed. In a speech where there was substantial criticism of the government’s handling of the Coronavirus crisis, the Labour leader did not go so far as... Source: Estate Agent...

“Chaos and mayhem!” Phil Spencer’s warning over stamp duty extension

Property expert Phil Spencer is warning that “chaos” and “mayhem” looms in the housing market if the stamp duty holiday is not extended. Speaking to Graham Norton on Virgin Radio he said: “I think chaos would ensue if the stamp duty holiday did end on a specific date, because everybody would... Source: Estate Agent...

RICS finance controversy – new allegations made by newspaper

The Sunday Times has made new and detailed allegations regarding the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. For some weeks the newspaper has been carrying stories suggesting dissent within RICS over a report by independent accountancy firm BDO, which said RICS was at risk of “unidentified fraud, misappropriation of funds and misreporting... Source: Estate Agent...

Property Jobs Today – the New Year shakers and movers…

Hello and welcome to the first Property Jobs Today of 2021 - we’re less than a fortnight into the New Year but there’s plenty to report. Please let us know your jobs and recruitment news, by emailing press@estateagenttoday.co.uk - do send images or videos too, of your new appointments. Let’s start with... Source: Estate Agent...

Boomin signs up another 15 independents ahead of delayed launch

Boomin has announced another 15 independents as members of the site, which is expected to launch in the near future. “The latest 15 independent regional agents backing Boomin add to the several thousand agency branches and over 40 per cent of the Top 100 agents that have already signed up to... Source: Estate Agent...

Price growth slows as supply and demand start to fall into line

The average UK house price is now a record £253,374 according to the Halifax - but the rate of growth is slowing.  The latest index shows house prices at the end of December were 6.0 per cent higher than in the same month a year earlier. But the month-on-month price increase of... Source: Estate Agent...

Just Window Dressing! Leasehold experts hit out at reform proposals

Leading leasehold experts have sharply criticised the much-hyped reforms announced by the government last week. The Leasehold Group of Companies - formerly led by the late Louie Burns - has described the reforms as “window dressing” and has called for timescales and details of how changes will be implemented. The government...

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