BREAKING NEWS – top 5 stories 17/05/2021
THREE YEAR INNOVATION PARTNER TIE UP ZOOPLA & LRG
Charlie Bryant, CEO of Zoopla and Peter Kavanagh, CEO of the Leaders Roman Group have announced a three year tie up, where LPG will become the latest Innovation Partner. This symbiotic arrangement will give the LGR a close in to new innovation and a front seat into new ideas.
NEW GOVERNMENT QUANGO THE COMMONHOLD COUNCIL LAUNCHES
With Lord Greenhalgh as Chair, a new body has been set up to look at the need of otherwise of ‘Commonhold’, a concept that has been bandied around for the past twenty years. At present the accepted forms of property provision being Freehold or Leasehold.
SPRIFT DOES DEAL WITH OTM
Now I must declare an interest as I am a Mentor for REACH UK which brings me into contact with Matt Gilpin, the CEO and Founder of Sprift, but SPRIFT’s latest tie in with the third largest portal in the UK is a big win. It will mean that the bearded genius gets to supply market appraisal material to agents, https://sprift.com/ without the usual monthly cost they would incur as a normal client.
e.SURV SAYS HOUSE PRICES SURGED BY 11.7% YEAR ON YEAR TO APRIL 2021
Taken as a national figure, e.SURV has just announced that property has risen by a huge index in the past 12-months despite lockdown, Covid-19, Furlough and WFH. It will be interesting to see what the market will be doing in the next twelve months.
WAITING LISTS – THE NEW REALITY FOR BUYERS
We have heard from various agencies this week, that buyer’s are being put on ‘waiting lists’ as the demand for new inventory to the market shows no sign of abating. One buyer was quoted as saying, ‘I sold my home in a day for £40,000 more than I expected, but in two months I cannot find a house to buy, each time I want to view, I am told it has sold.’
With the SDLT ‘holiday’ ending for house searchers in June will the market cool or continue to get hotter, or will the usual holiday break – late July to September see a different market, we will soon all know.
If you have a view – please let us all know by emailing me at [email protected] – Andrew Stanton Executive Editor – moving property and proptech forward.