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Developer land banking ‘myth’ debunked by study, major builders say

A leading planning consultancy has claimed that ‘the myth’ that housing developers are hoarding land after gaining planning consent in order to benefit from a rising market has been debunked by new research it has carried out. Large developers and housebuilders have long been criticised for allegedly sitting on land and... Source: Estate Agent...

Review website set for first-ever in-person awards ceremony this November

The UK’s largest review website for the property industry has announced that its first ever in-person awards event will be held this November. The allAgents Customer Experience Awards Event will take place at the newly refurbished Queens Hotel in Leeds. For the last nine years, these awards have been digitally presented... Source: Estate Agent...

The Great Suit Debate – what does the property industry think?

Our story yesterday on whether agents should continue to dress formally post-pandemic seemed to relight the fire on a long-time debate about how agents should dress in the modern world. In that article, Kristjan Byfield from base property specialists and Marc von Grundherr from Benham and Reeves had quite opposing views... Source: Estate Agent...

Businesses, including agencies, hand back £1.3 billion in furlough money

New figures from HM Treasury have revealed that businesses, including a number of major agencies, have returned £1.3 billion in furlough cash, with £300 million returned in the last three months alone. Buoyed by the UK’s economic recovery since coronavirus restrictions eased and society started to open back up again, the... Source: Estate Agent...

Maldives over Benidorm – hybrid says ‘we do not want to be the biggest’

A Hertfordshire-based hybrid agency has released a surprising and some might argue refreshing message, saying it’s not interested in size as a measure of its accomplishments. David Lee Estate Agents says it’s often the case that the UK estate agency sector is bursting with bold claims of volume and performance prowess... Source: Estate Agent...

PropTech Today – how can tech help the smooth running of tenancies?

There are a huge array of products and services covering the entire journey of lettings, from prospecting all the way through to tenancy conclusions. There is also an ever-growing eco-system of CRMs, many of which have been built either specifically for lettings or have a strong lettings product offering. However, I am not... Source: Estate Agent...

Claim: property tax revamp could free up as many as 600,000 homes

The government has been warned that its much-talked about levelling up agenda is ‘doomed to fail’ without major reform of the property tax system.   Campaigners have argued that replacing council tax and stamp duty with a proportional property tax could free up nearly 600,000 homes, including 255,000 one and two-bed... Source: Estate Agent...

Power in that suit – should agents still be dressed formally?

The pandemic has led to many people ditching more formal wear as they work from home on a more regular basis, and even taking a more casual approach when they do work in the office. But now new research, backed by a leading psychologist, suggests that peak professional performance is not... Source: Estate Agent...

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