Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

6th March 2017

Stamp Duty: another leading agent wants it to be a seller's tax

Jeremy Leaf, the London estate agent and former RICS residential chairman, is the latest industry figure to call for the government to consider levying stamp duty on sellers rather than buyers.  Help for downsizers and first-time buyers by way of stamp duty concessions to stimulate more transactions. “If sellers, rather than purchasers,... Source: Estate Agent...

New agency offers 'guaranteed price' to vendors ahead of sale

A new London-based online estate agency called Nested says it has had a “superb start” to trading, using its unusual business model based on a guaranteed price offered to sellers. Nested offers vendors an interest-free loan for a guaranteed amount; this is the price at which the property is marketed by... Source: Estate Agent...

Online agency YOPA expects turnover of £4m to £8m this year

The man behind YOPA - the online agency that last year secured investment from high end traditional company Savills - says he expects his operation to achieve a turnover of between £4m and £8m in 2017. Daniel Attia, interviewed in Management Today, goes on to say: “At the moment, online is... Source: Estate Agent...

High-end agency relaunches TV advertising campaign

Fine & Country is re-launching its TV advert following what it regards as its successful campaign between March and September last year.  The re-launched ad will run funtil the end of the third week of March.  This time it will be a 10-second advert rather than 30 seconds, and it will appear... Source: Estate Agent...

Housing shortage 'forces councils to spend £2m a day on B&Bs'

A chronic shortage of affordable housing is forcing councils to spend more than £2m a day on temporary accommodation for homeless families, according to a local government group.  The Local Government Association, which represents more than 350 councils in England and Wales, is calling on government to use this week’s Budget... Source: Estate Agent...

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