Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

9th September 2021

Savills sacks 'racist abuse' agent after Euros tweet

The Savills member of staff who allegedly racially abused England players online after the Euros 2020 final has been sacked. The Metro newspaper reports that Andrew Bone has now been dismissed by the agency. He self-presented himself to police in July and was arrested on suspicion of an offence under Section 1... Source: Estate Agent...

Shock call that stamp duty holiday should have been shorter – RICS

A surprise statement from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors says the stamp duty holiday, which goes on until the end of this month in a tapered form, should never have been extended from its original length. The statement comes from Bradley Tully, RICS’ senior public affairs officer, who says: “RICS... Source: Estate Agent...

Purplebricks reveals areas where external appointments needed

Purplebricks says it’s beginning interviewing this week for roles at three key levels where there were not enough ‘switchers’ willing to move from self-employed to employed status.  On Tuesday Estate Agent Today revealed that the hybrid agency had succeeded in getting 95 per cent of its field staff to switch from... Source: Estate Agent...

House prices to fall next year if market cycle continues – agency

An estate agency says it’s analysed the housing market’s long term cycles and forecasts that house price rises will continue - but only until early summer next year.  Research from Keller Williams UK has analysed how the four seasons of the year impact house prices and market demand, and says this... Source: Estate Agent...

RICS scandal – more details expected to be revealed today

A news conference today is expected to reveal more details of the governance scandal which has engulfed the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors this year. The conference will give details of a 400 page report prepared by the independent QC Alison Levitt; she was asked by RICS to investigate the controversy,... Source: Estate Agent...

Agency backs business advising on shop-to-resi conversions

Franchise giant Winkworth says it has backed the start up of a commercial company advising on investment in retail or business premises for development or conversion into residential accommodation.  Winkworth is giving few details away at the stage but says: “The early results from this venture are very encouraging.” The sector is... Source: Estate Agent...

Prime London shrugs off end of stamp duty holiday

Exchanges of properties in prime central London, following the end of the largest part of the stamp duty holiday, suggest the market is already recovering. Knight Frank data says the number of sub-£2m exchanges in July was 30 per cent below the same month in 2019. By August, the equivalent decline... Source: Estate Agent...

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