Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

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Property Details – new dispute over what should be included

The controversial demands of Trading Standards for more “material information” to be provided upfront in property details have been criticised by housing campaigners.  A consultation with estate agents over the issue, organised by the National Trading Standards Estate and Letting Agents Team, ends today. NTSELAT initiated the survey after saying that...

Want to be a self-employed agent? Recruitment roadshow starts

eXp UK - an agency brand with roots in the US and led by Adam Day, a veteran of three online firms - is holding a roadshow for agents.  Day launched the operation in November 2019; the eXp UK model allows agents to trade under their own personal name adding ‘powered by eXp.’  Agents earn a... Source: Estate Agent...

Spicerhaart chief defects to Keller Williams for new role

Keller Williams UK has announced that Paul Sloan - who quit as operations director of Spicerhaart just weeks ago - is to head a new division of the agency. Sloan, who had been at Spicerhaart for 10 years and before that at Countrywide for over two decades, is to be operations... Source: Estate Agent...

Ker-ching! Average asking price hits a third of a million pounds

The asking price of a typical home in the UK has hit a third of a million pounds for the first time, says Rightmove. Having risen 1.8 per cent in a month, the average asking price is now £333,564 as demand massively exceeds supply, especially in the north of England. In its... Source: Estate Agent...

Another new London agency targets prime property sector

A new boutique estate agency is to open in London, run by a former director of both Dexters and Hanover Residential. Jeremy Rosenblatt, who has been selling property in north west London for 28 years, has set up Vantage Residential in St John’s Wood.  He was a director at Hanover for 10... Source: Estate Agent...

Capital Gains Tax glitch hits property sales, says accountancy firm

Some sellers are suffering cash flow issues as a result of glitches in the Capital Gains Tax reporting system, according to a leading accountancy firm. The issues arise when buy to let owners or those with multiple properties sell homes in consecutive tax years. Elaine Shiels of RSM says: “Buy to let... Source: Estate Agent...

What A Corrie On! Purplebricks to sell the Rovers Return

Purplebricks has pulled off another publicity coup - it’s to sell the Rovers Return in Coronation Street. The hybrid agency, which already sponsors Team GB at the upcoming summer Olympic Games, has now bought the right to have its For Sale boards on Corrie’s famous pub. The ITV soap is unlike most... Source: Estate Agent...

Cybercrime warning to estate agents holding sensitive data

A leading industry trade body is warning that remote-working agents and smaller independent agencies are particularly vulnerable to the growing threat of cybercrime. Paul Offley, compliance officer at The Guild of Property Professionals, says cyber criminals have found ways to exploit businesses by seeking out remote working security gaps.  “While working remotely... Source:...

New Zoopla deal backs ambitious growth plans of agency group

Zoopla has issued a statement saying it’s entering into a long-term partnership with the Leacders Romans Group, which will be “curated to support LRG’s ambitious growth plans.” LRG made a substantial number of acquisitions in 2020 and as recently as last month announced it had acquired Guardian Residential Lettings and EuroLet,... Source: Estate Agent...

Government unveils new bid to push forward ‘commonhold’ concept

The government has set up a committee to push forward ideas on the collective form of homeownership known as commonhold. Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has launched the Commonhold Council – an advisory panel of leasehold groups and industry experts who will inform the government on the future of this type of... Source: Estate Agent...

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