Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

15th September 2021

Robert Jenrick sacked as Housing Secretary; Michael Gove replaces him

Robert Jenrick has been sacked from his post as Housing, Communities and Local Government Secretary. He was the third major name to go, following the sackings of Gavin Williamson as Education Secretary and Robert Buckland as Justice Secretary. He's been replaced by former Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove, one of the most... Source: Estate Agent...

Leasehold victory – leaseholders with Countryside freed from costly terms

In what will be seen as the latest win for leaseholders across the UK, it’s been revealed that – following action by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) - leaseholders with Countryside Properties will no longer be subjected to ground rents that double every 10 or 15 years. Countryside Properties, one... Source: Estate Agent...

The Guild gets ready to go live with formal qualifications platform

The Guild of Property Professionals’ formal qualifications platform is set for launch this month. Agents will be able to access the platform to complete Ofqual-accredited qualifications. Registration for the Level 3 qualification in Residential Sales will be available to Guild Members from 27 September, with more qualifications including Residential Lettings and Level... Source: Estate...

Mortgage lending hit record highs before stamp duty holiday ended

The value of mortgage lending hit a record high in the final months of the stamp duty holiday. Figures from the Bank of England show £89bn of mortgage lending was approved between April and June 2021, the highest figure since 2007. Most were for house purchases by people who planned to live... Source: Estate Agent...

The cheapest and most expensive areas by square footage revealed

Buyers are getting less square foot for their money when buying a property. Research by insurer Churchill has found that the average cost of a property in Britain is now £293 per ft2, that’s up 28 per cent over five years. There are of course regional variations. The North East is the best... Source: Estate Agent...

Agents – are you listing a buyer’s dream home?

Rightmove claims to have identified the dream home for buyers. A survey of more than 2,000 visitors to the portal’s website has revealed what buyers really want. It turns out that it is a four-bed detached home in a coastal village with two living rooms, two bathrooms, a garden, garage, utility room... Source: Estate Agent...

Poor connection! A third of buyers would pull out of an offer over bad wi-fi

Picky buyers are walking away from property deals after realising the internet connection at a property is poor, research claims. A poll by broker First Mortgage has uncovered the main reasons why a buyer may reject a property purchase, with 80 per cent of Brits admitting they are picky. The most popular... Source: Estate Agent...

Under the hammer! Auction house basks in record summer for sales

Auction house iamsold has marked its best summer yet. The auction service said it sold £196m worth of property under the hammer during the summer months. It sold 24 per cent more properties than the previous summer and 54 per cent more than in 2019. Jamie Cooke, managing director of iamsold, said: “The... Source: Estate Agent...

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