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Court imposes confiscation order of over £1m on disgraced letting agent

18 September 2017

Another reason to use a respected, professional agent - we choose to be a member of both ARLA and NAEA Propertymark and we work with the Property Ombudsman. The behavior of the agent in this article is appalling and is another reason we take pride in what we do....

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Landlord hit with fine for illegally evicting tenant

4 September 2017

A landlord has been prosecuted and fined for evicting a tenant illegally. 

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Criminal Behaviour Order bans landlord, 84, from instructing agent

29 August 2017

Another stark reminder of the importance of using a professional letting agent - and taking the advice that you're given!

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How much do you have to earn per hour to buy a house in every UK postcode?

23 August 2017

The postcode TS2 in Middlesbrough is the most affordable place in the UK to buy a home, while SW7 in London is the least, new research has found.

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Banned! Online firm claimed High Street agents "charge 1.5% to 4%"

16 August 2017

The Advertising Standards Authority has banned online agency HouseSimple from claiming that High Street agents charge “1.5% to 4% (plus 20% VAT)” after upholding two complaints about a TV advertisement and website content.

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Property Natter - a short history of estate agency

7 August 2017

Property has been changing hands for centuries, but when did estate agents as we know them today – with their branches, boards, window displays, logos and armies of staff – start in earnest?

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Purplebricks share price dips after agency slated on BBC show

2 August 2017

Purplebricks’ share price this afternoon dropped to a recent low of 406.50p following a slating given to the company on BBC Radio 4 - a taster of what promises to be a substantial discussion about the firm’s performance on BBC One this evening.

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Why the new build leasehold ban is a big moment for our industry

2 August 2017

Without wishing to blow our own trumpet at this time, we did say at the start of the year that 2017 would be the year of leasehold change and reform, and given the cross-party support this issue has in Parliament, it’s been no surprise to see the government acting swiftly in this area post-election.

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Council clocks up 101 private rental criminal prosecutions

26 July 2017

The below really highlights the importance of using a professional Estate Agent. With the regular changes in legislation, not knowing your obligations can prove costly...

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