Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

7th April 2021

Surveyors launch Home Review concept to cut fall-throughs

A surveyors group has launched a new ‘Home Review’ service which it claims will identify structural problems which create an immediate obstacle to sale. The Residential Property Surveyors Association describes the review as “a snapshot analysis of key structural risks to provide buyers, sellers and agents with advanced warning of any... Source: Estate Agent...

Massive drop in physical viewings thanks to PropTech – claim

There’s been a drop of no less than 16,000 in the number of physical viewings over the past year thanks to just one PropTech product, its creators claim. Estate and letting agents using livestream viewing app Gavl have had to carry out 16,000 fewer physical viewings since it launched in the UK... Source: Estate Agent...

New estate agency leader "to introduce greater diversity"

A new name is to appear at the top of Knight Frank from next spring - and he is charged with bringing greater diversity into the company. It’s William Beardmore-Gray (pictured right) who takes over as the firm’s senior partner and group chairman from April 2022. Beardmore-Gray, who is currently Knight Frank’s head... Source: Estate Agent...

Anti-stamp duty campaigner fined … for stamp duty avoidance

One of the most outspoken campaigners against stamp duty has been fined for avoiding tens of thousands of pounds in … stamp duty. David Hannah, founder of advice firm Cornerstone Tax, has been fined by the Upper Tax Tribunal after losing an appeal, The Times reports.  Hannah has been ordered to repay the... Source: Estate Agent...

Garden space ‘shrinking’ because of stamp duty costs – claim

The sizes and numbers of gardens in London are reducing because stamp duty is encouraging more extensions as an alternative to moving. That’s the claim made by Ordnance Survey, the national mapping agency, which has furnished mainstream news outlets with aerial photographs showing how garden space has reduced by five per cent in... Source: Estate Agent...

Desire for apartment living remains strong, insists property firm

While lengthy lockdowns have caused many to re-evaluate their homes, the apartment lifestyle remains an ambition for many. That’s the view of property management firm Warwick Estates which has analysed homebuyer demand for apartments. The company has looked at the number of apartments and flats in key cities sold subject to contract... Source: Estate Agent...

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