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07/02/2018
 
MPs have backed a proposed Bill that could see all domestic properties bought up to a minimum energy performance certificate (EPC) rating of C by 2035. Sir David Amess, Conservative MP for Southend West, proposed the Domestic Properties (minimum ene... read more �
 
02/02/2018
 
City analyst Anthony Codling, working in conjunction with industry consultant Robert May, has given Purplebricks a damning ‘underperform’ rating. This morning, Purplebricks issued a statement to the London Stock Exchange strongly contest... read more �
 
31/01/2018
 
Mortgage approvals for house purchase hit a three-year low last month, Bank of England figures have confirmed. The latest lending data shows 61,039 approvals for house purchase mortgages, down from 64,712 in November 2017 and below the pre... read more �
 
29/01/2018
 
In a case which could have major implications for estate agents, a court has decided that a vendor did not have to pay a fee after his agents allegedly failed to tell him they were selling a flat across the road for almost £50,000 more. The st... read more �
 
26/01/2018
 
More auction houses are seeking to recruit estate agents as partners, in what appears to be something of a public relations battle as traditional investors – buy-to-let landlords – increasingly stay away from the market. IAM Sold, which ... read more �
 
25/01/2018
 
    Legendary estate agency figure Harry Hill, who bought what became the Countrywide business for £1 and went on to build it into the UK’s biggest estate agency, last night exclusively spoke to EYE. He told of his heartache ... read more �
 
25/01/2018
 
Countrywide executive chairman Peter Long will step in “for as long as is needed to get us back to where we should be”, staff of the UK’s biggest estate agent have been told. But some will be wondering where multi-tasking Long, who... read more �
 
25/01/2018
 
A bank’s City analysts have upgraded Countrywide to ‘hold’ despite the fact that the estate agency group’s share price rose just 0.4% yesterday, closing at 100.4p, following news yesterday morning that Alison Platt had re... read more �
 
24/01/2018
 
Average rents in England and Wales increased by 2.3% to £850 a month in 2017 with the East of England recording the highest growth at 3.3%, the latest index shows. The cheapest rents are in the North East at £534, down 1.7% year on year ... read more �
 
23/01/2018
 
A radical new housing approach is needed in the UK to deliver the Government’s new 300,000 homes target, a according to a new report. The analysis from industry body the Housing and Finance Institute points out that there have been only six ye... read more �
 
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