Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

8th September 2021

RICS scandal – chief executive in talks to stand down

The chief executive of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Sean Tompkins, is in talks to step down according to an exclusive in the industry publication Property Week. The news comes one day before a virtual news conference to be held by Alison Levitt QC, who has led an independent review... Source: Estate Agent...

Property tax threat returns as government sets Budget date

Lost in the noise of yesterday’s social care announcements, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has named October 27 as his next Budget Day - and the time that announcements about future property-related tax changes are most likely to be made. On the same day there will be a three year spending review, work... Source: Estate Agent...

Independent agents’ group celebrates passing key milestone

The Federation of Independent Agents has passed the key milestone of 50 member branches covering in excess of 200 exclusive postcode districts.  Its latest member is the well-known Midlands agency Nock Deighton which has six branches, all now part of the FIA.  It follows a record quarter of new members joining the... Source: Estate Agent...

High house prices here to stay thanks to Covid’s legacy

The lifestyle changes triggered by the pandemic are likely to have a lasting effect on the housing market, pushing property prices permanently higher. That’s the view of the Halifax; its latest index shows that average home now costs £262,954, up 0.7 per cent from July and 7.1 per cent over 12 months. ... Source: Estate Agent...

EweMove's parent company acquires financial services business

The Property Franchise Group - the UK's largest property franchisor, which owns EweMove and other brands - has acquired 80 per cent of The Mortgage Genie, a mortgage broker. The deal is worth £400,000 with an estimated additional payment of £90,000 on completion. TMG is a mortgage broker operating on the PRMIS... Source: Estate Agent...

Blow for self-employed agents as survey shows financial crisis

A survey conducted by a bank suggests that over half of the self-employed sector of the economy believes its financial position has worsened during the pandemic - with a quarter believing they may have to stop being self-employed completely. The research is by Aldermore Bank and it says:  - 51 per cent... Source: Estate Agent...

Agency chain declares latest branch to be ‘a property centre’

Independent agency chain haart is opening what it calls a new ‘property centre’ in Aylesbury later this month.   Tim Wardley, managing director of haart’s land and new homes division says: “Aylesbury is one of the fastest growing locations in the UK. We have been looking to invest in the area... Source: Estate Agent...

Agents urged to diversify by linking with retirement developers

Estate agents are being urged to future-proof and diversify by linking with retirement developers via part-exchange services. Property investment service HBB Solutions says such a link would offer year-round and long-term benefits for agents, giving greater security should the traditional mainstream housing market hit trouble. It says the latest predictions from the... Source: Estate Agent...

Estate Agency X – learn how agents are beating the competition

In this article, the team at Iceberg Digital outline why agents should consider attending the Estate Agency X event as well as catching up with its podcast. The events of the past 18 months have made it all but impossible for live events to take place, but with everyone now feeling... Source: Estate Agent...

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