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HMRC SDLT Refunds: Agents warned about ‘ambulance chasers’

A property specialist is warning about “modern day ambulance chasers” who try to convince buyers they have paid too much stamp duty.  “An increasing number of firms are contacting homebuyers after completion, suggesting they have been overcharged SDLT and are therefore eligible to claim a refund,” explains residential property search...

House prices will still rise even after interest rate hike, says senior analyst

Business consultancy Hargreaves Lansdown is predicting house prices will still rise, even after a possible hike in interest rates later this year or early next. Sarah Coles, personal finance analyst at the consultancy, made her prediction after the latest government house price data showing values bouncing back close to their record highs in... Source: Estate Agent...

Agent Alert: Rise in property fraud makes data checks vital

An alert has gone out to sales and lettings agents to be more diligent with their checking of data, and to look at Open Banking.  James Owusu, founder of tenant and buyer verification platform Checkboard, has made the call in a video interview with Estate Agent Today. Owusu says property fraud has... Source: Estate Agent...

High end agency launches in murdered MP’s beloved new city

Southend on Sea, soon to be designated a city out of respect for murdered MP Sir David Amess, is to see a new agency opening. Fine & Country is to launch in the area, boosting its Essex coverage which already includes Brentwood, Chelmsford, Billericay, Colchester, Loughton and Tiptree. The venture is being... Source: Estate Agent...

Referral fees and sales and finance back-up offered to agents

A new service has been launched claiming to offer ‘a new supportive partnership opportunity’ for agents to earn referral fees. Cox & Flight Financial Solutions also claims agents using the service will speed up individual sales. It suggests it offers mortgage and protection products from across the market, as well as access... Source: Estate Agent...

Agents Do Charity – it’s that Friday good works feeling…

Hello and welcome to the end of the week - an opportunity for you to catch up with charity news from across our industry. Don’t miss the opportunity to let the industry know what you’re doing too; just email press@estateagenttoday.co.uk and we’ll do the same next week. - Cancer Research UK: Staff from... Source: Estate Agent...

Will more online agencies face class actions over self-employed pay?

The class action taken by former self-employed workers against two online agencies should be a warning to other firms breaking the rules. That’s the view of employment tax compliance expert Lee McIntyre-Hamilton, a partner at Keystone Law. Yesterday we reported that claims firm Contractors for Justice is to commence proceedings against Purplebricks... Source: Estate Agent...

Foxtons offers to sell part of the Tower of London

Foxtons has written to the ‘legal owner’ of part of the Tower of London, offering to value the property for a possible sale. The Wapping office of the controversial agency, known for its aggressive marketing techniques, wrote a prospecting letter addressed to ‘Legal Owner, 22 The Casements, The Tower of London, Tower... Source: Estate Agent...

Another jump in house prices confirmed by government figures

House price inflation accelerated to 10.6 per cent in August, up from 8.5 per cent in July as buyers rushed to beat the end of the stamp duty holiday. Government figures from the Office for National Statistics data show that the average house price across the UK reached £264,000 in August, some... Source: Estate Agent...

1,100 expected at tomorrow’s ESTAS awards

Some 1,100 guests are expected to attend the ESTAS awards tomorrow - the first time agents, conveyancers and brokers will gather at such an event since the start of the pandemic. The awards, sponsored for the first time by Coadjute, will be held at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane... Source: Estate Agent...

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