Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

15th January 2021

Supreme Court backs agencies in Business Interruption Insurance dispute

There's good news for thousands of estate agencies awaiting pay outs under Business Interruption Insurance schemes. The agents are amongst 370,000 businesses whose claims had been disputed by their insurance firms; the insurers stated that the Coronavirus pandemic was not covered in the policies. But this morning a Supreme Court ruling appears set to force... Source:...

Cliff-edge end to Stamp Duty Holiday will not hurt market, says analyst

One of the housing market’s senior analysts says the end of the stamp duty holiday on March 31 would not be the chaotic cliff-edge that some suggest. Anthony Codling, founder of PropTech platform Twindig and a widely respected analyst formerly at Jefferies investment consultancy, makes his statement in a blog on... Source: Estate Agent...

Campaign to extend SDLT holiday nears landmark total

The online petition calling for an extension to the stamp duty holiday is set to pass 100,000 signatures today. This means the government will be obliged to consider holding a debate on the subject of the petition. The petition - which you can see here - was started in October by a... Source: Estate Agent...

Propertymark says it’s only agent body with influence on government

Propertymark is the only agency trade body with sufficient influence on, and links with, government to achieve major gains for the industry. That’s the view of Tim Balcon, Propertymark’s new chief executive, in an exclusive interview with Estate Agent Today, which can be read in full from tomorrow.  In the interview Balcon... Source: Estate Agent...

Housing market rebound will depend on vaccine speed and success

The speed and success of the Coronavirus vaccine programme holds the key to the housing market rebounding in the second half of the year. That view - from Savills - comes as surveyors’ data suggests that the market is set to falter after a remarkable bull run despite Covid-19 dominating the... Source: Estate Agent...

Agents Do Charity – and we're back to school, in a good way

Hello and welcome to the end of a busy, busy week for agency news.  It’s easy to assume the agency business is all about how to keep open during the pandemic, about the stamp duty holiday, and about transactions - and of course they’re all important. But the heart of our business... Source: Estate Agent...

Market still resilient but can it really withstand the Covid recession?

A housing index says the market continues to defy Coronavirus and Brexit worries with asking prices up 4.9 per cent in the past year. The Home index says even London asking prices have not suffered significantly despite many sellers moving out of the capital - prices have risen 3.0 per cent... Source: Estate Agent...

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