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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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Letting fees ban: over 4,700 official consultation responses

12 July 2017

The government has revealed that it has received over 4,700 responses to its official consultation over the proposed ban on letting agents’ fees levied on tenants in England. 

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Forget stamp duty reform - There’s a new tax on the horizon

5 July 2017

When it comes to provoking anger in property professionals, taxation takes some beating. Press releases are still arriving berating the December 2014 reform on stamp duty and its effect on the top end of the market.

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UK weather: 10 ways to keep your home cool in the heatwave

26 June 2017

Interesting article considering the recent hot weather!

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'Sales agreed up, but asking prices down' - Rightmove

19 June 2017

The latest Rightmove figures show that the number of sales agreed by agents over the last month is up 7% when compared to 2016.  

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Housing industry reacts to shock general election result

14 June 2017

The housing industry has responded with shock, joy, and jitters, after Theresa May’s snap general election went catastrophically wrong, leaving her with little choice but to seek the backing of the Democratic Unionist party to govern Britain after failing to secure a parliamentary majority. 

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Barclays gives optimistic five-year view of housing market

30 May 2017

Barclays Bank has given an optimistic view of the housing market over the next five years, with a prediction that across the UK as a whole prices will rise by 6.1 per cent by the end of 2021 - and in some locations much larger increases.

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