Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

14th January 2021

Agents “forced and pressured” into unsafe viewings – claim

An online petition wants all agents’ offices to close during the pandemic. Keeping them open means agents feel "forced and pressured" to conduct unsafe viewings, it claims. Posted by an individual named Vikram Shah, the petition wants the government to close all agents’ offices as their work is ‘non-essential’. It reads: “I...

Sadiq Khan wants review of Covid estate agency openings in London

London mayor Sadiq Khan is reported to be asking the Prime Minister to review the status of ‘essential retail’ which can be open under the current lockdown - with specific reference to some businesses, including estate agency. Both the Mirror newspaper and the MyLondon news website report that in the letter... Source: Estate Agent...

Agents accused of “feigning hysterics” over stamp duty cliff-edge

Two of the most outspoken agents in the industry have criticised those calling for an extension to the stamp duty holiday - with one accusing agents of “feigning hysterics.” Yesterday the momentum for an extension to the current March 31 deadline grew stronger, with an online petition in support of the... Source: Estate Agent...

Make sellers pay stamp duty, senior industry figure suggests

One of the most respected figures in the industry, trainer and consultant Richard Rawlings, is suggesting that stamp duty should be paid by the vendor not the buyer. His suggestion - in a comment left on a stamp duty story here on Estate Agent Today - reopens the debate just as... Source: Estate Agent...

Housing market stays open in Scotland despite tighter restrictions

The housing market remains open in Scotland, despite tighter restrictions announced yesterday by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. The only significant difference specific to the agency and property management sectors is that it is now being put into law that in the Tier 4 areas - the whole of the Scottish mainland... Source: Estate Agent...

Coronavirus fall-out is main deterrent to potential buyers and sellers

Even the prospect of a stamp duty holiday is not enough to persuade many buyers and sellers to enter the market according to a new survey. The study of 6,000 adults - by financial services giant Aviva - shows that millions of potential buyers have put their plans on hold. Among those... Source: Estate Agent...

New PropTech for auctioneer to work more closely with agents

Property auctioneer Pugh, which has 11 offices across the UK, has unveiled bespoke new technology to support its work with estate agents. A new platform has been developed to provide free technology to agents, including a ‘partner portal’ online hub to access training materials, videos, marketing downloads and submit new properties... Source: Estate Agent...

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