Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

30th November 2021

Covid Reminder – Face masks legally required in all agents’ offices

Face masks are legally required in estate and letting agents from today according to new government guidance released overnight. The guidance makes explicit reference to estate and letting agents, solicitors, and auction houses. The rules formally came into force at 4am this morning and will be reviewed in three weeks’ time.  Those refusing... Source: Estate Agent...

Fast-growing London agents make strategic acquisitions

Two London agencies have announced acquisitions as consolidation in the capital continues apace. Dexters has six new branches after the acquisition of rivals Peter James and Sebastian Roche, both based in south London; these will be partnerships and will continue to operate under their own brands. Peter James has offices in Blackheath,... Source: Estate Agent...

EPC Hot Air? Most owners don’t even know their rating – survey

The government’s plan to put Energy Performance Certificates at the heart of its bid to reach Net Zero has hit a stumbling block. For while ministers want to see as properties hit band C on the EPC scale by 2035, many consumers do not actually understand what an EPC rating is, not how... Source: Estate Agent...

Labour changes shadow housing minister after just six months

Labour leader Sir Kier Starmer has promoted housing minister Lucy Powell to a more senior position after just six months. This leaves the housing portfolio with Mike Amesbury - who was already a shadow housing spokesman - and Lisa Nandy, who is the new shadow Secretary of State for Levelling Up,... Source: Estate Agent...

Unsustainable! Agents’ chief speaks out about lack of supply

The chief executive of Propertymark says the number of homes on sale has fallen to an average of just 21 per branch. “Figures from October show a continuing picture for the housing market which is unsustainable. Estate agents across the country are working with some of the lowest levels of available homes we have... Source: Estate Agent...

How many animals can you spot in this estate agency?

Here’s a super way to get into the Christmas mood - checking the window displays at Diggins & Co, an agency at Rayleigh in Essex. Branch administrator Verity Rose has kindly sent these stunning pictures, and explains that the firm is running a children’s competition to spot as many creatures, great... Source: Estate Agent...

Rightmove training for agents on how to win more instructions

Rightmove has launched its second modular training course for agents, a sale skills exercise with high profile trainer Josh Phegan. The course is available for agents in four parts on the Rightmove hub, with participants receiving a Continuing Professional Development certificate after successfully completing each module. The cost of the course is usually... Source: Estate Agent...

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