Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

18th January 2021

Dozens of Tory MPs demand stamp duty extension from Sunak

The Northern Research Group, which has the backing of over 50 Conservative MPs in the north of England, wants the Chancellor to consider extending the stamp duty holiday for a further year. In a letter to Rishi Sunak the NRG - which covers the so-called Red Wall area, where many previously-Labour... Source: Estate Agent...

Fall-throughs to rise as 100,000 face stamp duty disappointment

The latest Rightmove analysis shows it now takes 126 days from the time an offer is accepted until legal completion - that’s just over four months.  This means new buyers in the market should not be factoring in any stamp duty savings, unless they are first-time buyers who will still be mainly... Source: Estate Agent...

Mandatory Covid risk assessments for some agency offices in Wales

Estate agency offices in Wales with five or more staff will have to carry out a Coronavirus risk assessment under new legislation. The new law, produced by the Welsh Government, requires agencies and other businesses to check and specify details of: - whether ventilation is adequate; - hygiene; - ensuring physical distancing is taking... Source: Estate Agent...

Pipeline surge not enough to stop Your Move/Reeds Rains revenue drop

Revenues for LSL Property Services - owner of Your Move and Reeds Rains - dropped last year by 15 per cent. Although the company reports a strong December in particular, when it saw a 65 per cent year-on-year rise in its sales pipeline, the past year's figures not only suffered from the pandemic... Source: Estate Agent...

Covid curbs on agents provide bonus for video viewings

Government guidance on how agents can continue working during the lockdown has given a new importance to virtual viewings, says an industry supplier.  The latest guidelines from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government say virtual tours should be used as a first resort whenever possible, to avoid the risk... Source: Estate Agent...

PropTech provider claims “most comprehensive report” on any property

A PropTech firm claims its new interactive property reports are “the most comprehensive on any UK property” and reduce the need for face-to-face contact under current Coronavirus restrictions.  Sprift’s reports contact all data for an individual property including title plans, planning history, flood risk, council tax, local schools, leasehold information...

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