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Stamp Duty changes – Will it boost UK property sales?

Published on 14/12/2014 By Tomas

  Published by OPP Connect on Thursday, 11 December 2014, By Adrian Bishop   UK real estate demand has fallen to an 18-month low, but the new Stamp Duty reforms are set to boost future sales by up to 5%, say industry professionals. Estate agents expect a sales boost of between 2% and 5% from […]

How to sell your house this summer

Published on 06/08/2011 By Tomas

Published by The Telegraph on Thursday, 04 Aug 2011 by Graham Norwood   This summer you need more than a hard-working estate agent and a low asking price to sell your home. Try giving away Olympic tickets, a car or even a year’s supply of sausages. Selling a home when buyers are on the beach […]

UK residential property letting agents urged to check terms and conditions

Published on 24/07/2011 By Tomas

Published by Property Wire on Thursday, 21 July 2011   The Office of Fair Trading in the UK is warning the letting agents sector to check that their terms and conditions are fair and transparent as it publishes an evaluation of its consumer enforcement case against Foxtons for breaching the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts […]

Low cost property auctions

Published on 01/02/2011 By Tomas

Published by Property Wire on Thursday, 27 January 2011   Property auctions could be set to become more popular in the UK with more estate agents likely to take up the model as a low cost and efficient selling method, it is claimed. According to Network Auctions, the national auctioneering firm partnering with estate agencies, […]

The Green, Green Luxury of Home

Published on 07/01/2011 By Tomas

Published by The Wall Street Journal on Friday, 7 January 2011 By TARA LOADER WILKINSON   Even in a world where green has become the new black and words like “sustainable” grace everything from food packages to corporate mottos, the notion of building an eco-friendly luxury home can seem like an oxymoron. “You think of […]

UK real estate agents reminded of need to register with money laundering scheme

Published on 01/10/2010 By Tomas

Published by Property Wire on Friday, 01 October 2010   Real estate agents in the UK are being warned that those failing to register with the Office of Fair Trading’s money laundering scheme are facing stiff financial penalties. Publishing it interim policy on imposing financial penalties on estate agents and certain credit lenders, the OFT […]

Estate agents turn gloomy on the UK market

Published on 15/09/2010 By Tomas

Published by Financial Advice on Tuesday 14th September 2010   Estate agents in the UK have turned dramatically gloomy on the UK market with the latest survey from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors showing that a balance of 32% more estate agents saw a reduction in prices in August compared to those who saw […]