Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

29th November 2018

Emoov lining up administrators – report

Sky News says the online estate agency Emoov is preparing to call in administrators in a last-ditch attempt to salvage its future. Sky - which has had a number of Emoov exclusives in the past 12 months - says the agency is on the verge of appointing James Cowper Kreston, an... Source: Estate Agent...

Emoov speculation mounts as chief executive ‘sets up new company’

More speculation has swirled around the future of Emoov as it appeared that company chief executive and founder Russell Quirk had set up a new business in September. According to documentation sent to Estate Agent Today, a firm called Russell Quirk Ltd was set up at Companies House on September 24,... Source: Estate Agent...

HIPs-style 'Home Owner Passport' launching to speed up conveyancing

A firm is launching a new Home Owner’s Passport this weekend in a bid to speed up conveyancing.  With characteristics reminiscent of the much-derided Home Information Packs - scrapped in 2010 - the HOPs aim to “provide guaranteed completion timescales” according to the firm introducing them, Teal Legal. The passport, which will exist...

Transactions to rise in 2019 says top agent (well, after Brexit is sorted)

One of the country’s top buying agents says he expects 2019 to be a much better year than 2018 as Brexit uncertainty subsides. James Greenwood of Stacks Property Search says: “There are an estimated 6m households living in the wrong property and the country needs to get moving. Only an end... Source: Estate Agent...

Independent agencies snapped up by Winkworth and Savills

A long-standing independent agency on the south coast is to rebrand after being snapped up by a Winkworth franchisee. Humphreys & Orr, an estate agency at Mudeford on the Dorset coast, has been bought by Winkworth Highclffe franchisee Simon Barnes.  The Mudeford office will stay at its current location and will remain... Source: Estate Agent...

Offices converted to housing are denying affordable homes – claim

Communities have missed out on more than 10,000 affordable homes in the past three years as a result of government rules allowing developers to easily convert offices. That’s the claim of the Local Government Association, which represents 370 councils in England and Wales and which says permitted development rules allowing offices... Source: Estate Agent...

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