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Rightmove House Price Index – Another price record is set:

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Rightmove House Price Index – Another price record is set as the under-elevens keep the market moving: Price of property coming to market rises for fifth consecutive month, up 1.2% (+£3,626) to a new record Typical family homes see biggest price rise, recording a 5.4% year-on-year jump Home-owners with children under eleven keep the market […]

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The first half year is expected to end better than anticipated according to Hunters

Written by Allen Walkey on - Breaking News -

Hunters, one of the UK’s largest national sales and lettings estate agency and franchise businesses, held  their 2017 Annual General Meeting  on Friday 19th May 2017. The Chairman, Kevin Hollinrake, made the following statement: “In the four months to April this year we have opened six new Hunters branches through organic growth and a further […]

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RISE IN SINGLE PROPERTY LANDLORDS HIT BY BUY-TO-LET TAX CHANGES

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Single property landlords are finally waking up to the fact they could be pushed in to a higher tax bracket following the introduction of new taxation rules for buy to let, according to the National Landlords Association (NLA). The statement comes as recent research from the NLA shows the proportion of single property landlords who […]

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Shelter welcomes major parties pledges to end rough-sleeping

Written by Allen Walkey on - Breaking News -

Shelter welcomes the pledges made in all of the major party’s manifestos this week to end rough-sleeping. Anne Baxendale, director of policy and campaigns at Shelter, said: “Clearly the sharp rise in rough-sleeping in recent years has rung alarm bells in politicians’ ears, so it’s good to see all major parties pledging to end this […]

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Home buyers down 12% on last year:

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Home buyers up 27% in March compared to February but down 12% on last year… We’ve had a busy year in all what with Trump and Brexit! On a non-seasonally adjusted basis, lending in March: Home buyers borrowed £11.2bn First-time buyers borrowed £4.9bn for home-owner house purchase Home movers borrowed £6.2bn Home-owner remortgage activity was up […]

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Foxtons performance for Q1-2017 in line with Board’s expectations

Written by Allen Walkey on - Breaking News -

Foxtons Plc, London’s leading estate agent yesterday 17th May 2017 issued a trading update for Q1-2017. During the first quarter Foxtons performance has been in line with the Board’s expectations. Group revenue was £28.7m compared to £38.4m in the first quarter last year and £26.4m in the fourth quarter of 2016. This quarterly performance is set […]

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The Property Ombudsman expels London Corporate Apartments:

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Landlords and tenants are being warned that London Corporate Apartments Ltd (LCA) has been expelled from The Property Ombudsman (TPO) scheme for failing to pay an award following a rental deposit dispute. The Property Ombudsman (TPO) scheme helps more than 16,000 consumers with their property disputes every year and the scheme’s free, fair and impartial […]

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TPO expels Essex lettings agent following complex landlord dispute

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Ombudsman considers an extraordinary case concerning three properties and issues including tenant referencing, outstanding rent and repair bills and a tenancy renewal agreed without the landlord’s consent The Property Ombudsman (TPO) scheme has expelled Lettings Solutions Ltd for two years after Lettings Solutions Ltd failed to pay an award following a review of a highly […]

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Yopa, DailyMail and Savills… Onward and upwards with Online Estate Agency it seems

Written by Christopher Walkey on - Breaking News -

It would appear the fear of online estate agency is now more or less a standard acceptance across the board, that it is likely to be part of or most of the future of estate agency in years to come. Be it major high street estate agencies or investment companies / media companies / consumer […]

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New three year partnership deal between Countrywide Surveying Services and Leeds Building Society

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Countrywide announced yesterday 16th May that Countrywide Surveying Services has been appointed by Leeds Building Society as its valuation and panel manager in a new three year partnership deal. Commenting on the new contract, Martin Richardson, Leeds Building Society’s Director of Operations said: “We’re pleased to have appointed Countrywide Surveying Services to provide property valuation and […]

 

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