Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

14th May 2021

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...

Supply Drought Over? Big jump in property listings, reports Rightmove

The number of properties coming on the market is still not meeting the huge demand from buyers, but the level of new listings has improved according to Rightmove. When comparing March and April listings with those of January and February, there was a jump of 51 per cent in the number... Source: Estate Agent...

Agents Do Charity – and however you do it, get the miles in!

The end of the week is always charity day here on EAT, and this week we have a typical cross section of fund-raising efforts from heroes in our industry. If you’re doing great work too, please drop us a line at press@estateagenttoday.co.uk and we’ll publicise your efforts, come rain or shine.... Source: Estate Agent...

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