Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

June 2018

Conveyancers may have to publish prices, services and reviews

As the process of making buying and selling more transparent continues to gather pace, the body that regulates conveyancers says it is to mandate firms to publish their service standards and prices online. The Council for Licensed Conveyancers says this is to help consumers make informed choices when they need a... Source: Estate Agent...

Purplebricks under scrutiny as US watchdog discusses online agencies

The Federal Trade Commission - the US equivalent of the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority - will today discuss how the dawn of online agencies will affect consumers. Unsurprisingly, Purplebricks will be under the spotlight as part of the analysis. In a session to be held jointly with the US Department of... Source: Estate Agent...

Cluttons to concentrate on its UK business after Savills' Mid-East acquisition

Cluttons - which a year ago was bought out of pre-pack administration by a so-called ‘turnaround’ business, RCapital - has now sold off its Middle Eastern business to Savills. The value of the deal has not been announced but the Middle Eastern press says the deal allows Cluttons to concentrate on... Source: Estate Agent...

Exclusive: new firm selling off-market homes starts hunt for agents

Estate Agent Today can reveal that a new property firm is being launched specialising solely in the sale of off-market homes - and it wants to recruit agents to win new business. Former estate agent Marcus Gondolo-Gordon (left) and British designer Dominic Skinner (right) have launched the firm, to be called... Source: Estate Agent...

Claims resurface of agents urging buyers to use preferred mortgage brokers

A magazine which earlier this year claimed that two big corporates pressured customers to use their preferred mortgage brokers has now published comments alleging that the problem is widespread across many agencies. In March we published allegations made in Mortgage Strategy that some Countrywide and Connells branches had been identified as... Source: Estate Agent...

Countrywide launches 'share save' discount scheme for employees

It’s been revealed that Countrywide has offered its staff a ‘share save’ scheme which allows them to purchase shares in the firm at a 20 per cent discount after three years - or, if they don’t want shares, to get their saved money back. There has been much interest in Countrywide’s... Source: Estate Agent...

Property Jobs Today – all the latest industry moves…

Hello and welcome to this week’s PJT - this is the first edition for a fortnight as last Monday was a Bank Holiday, so we’ve a lot to report.  Before we do, a reminder to please send your jobs news to press@estateagenttoday.co.uk - thanks. Now, let’s get going... - As it’s summer and... Source: Estate Agent...

Controversial Labour MP says property better than pensions for retirement

A Labour MP who has in the past been fiercely critical of estate and lettings agents now says that property is better than pensions for retirement. Stella Creasy, Labour MP for Walthamstow, has in the past presented headline-grabbing awards to agents who have supposedly been the ‘best’ and ‘worst’ in her... Source: Estate Agent...

Agent battered by GDPR tells government: "Cut the red tape!"

An outspoken estate agent has given the government a clear message - get off our backs , ease the red tape and let our industry help the economy recover. Trevor Abrahmsohn - managing director of high-end London agency Glentree International and one of the founders of OnTheMarket - says the recent... Source: Estate Agent...

Sexual assault on estate agent leads to pensioner's prison term

A pensioner who committed sexual assaults on two women - one of them an estate agent - has been sent to jail. The Bedford Today news website reports that Brendon Murphy, 75, spotted a   female prospective buyer of the house next door to his in the Kempston area of the... Source: Estate Agent...

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