Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

27th May 2021

Stamp Duty Rip-Off? Conveyancer admits hiking fees to deter clients

An anonymous conveyancer has admitted increasing fees to deter buyers and sellers in the frenzied housing market during the stamp duty holiday. The admission is reported in the Law Gazette, which runs a feature prompted by an Estate Agent Today story earlier this week. The solicitor told the Law Gazette that: “Some... Source: Estate Agent...

Sellers want traditional agency services more than WhatsApp – survey

A new survey of some 700 estate agency customers show that they want to get traditional services like High Street branches, email communications and strong word of mouth recommendations - and they don’t particularly like WhatsApp. The analysis comes from Alto, a software brand operated by Zoopla, which found that amongst... Source: Estate Agent...

Crystal Balls? House price movements can be forecast – claim

A global financial software and analytics firm says it’s launching a new PropTech tool which promises in the near future to be able to forecast house prices and rental yields. A pre-launch statement from about the Property Analytics platform from MIAC claims it will “add further value to the services already... Source: Estate Agent...

Propertymark heaps praise on government’s First Homes policy

Propertymark has thrown its weight behind the government’s First Homes initiative, describing it as “creative” and saying it’s a sign of how the Westminster administration “recognises the importance of home ownership.” The government has this week announced more details about First Homes, which will see selected new builds sold at a... Source:...

Agency group’s £12m windfall by off-loading conveyancing share

LSL Property Services, owner of Reeds Rains and Your Move agencies, has sold its holding in conveyancing panel management firm LMS for £12m. It held 49.6 per cent of LMS, which has now been sold to a private equity firm. LSL has told shareholders that the sale has simplified the group structure,... Source: Estate Agent...

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