In the latest battle in the war of words between Agents’ Mutual and online estate agents, eMoov has lodged a complaint with the CMA accusing the new portal provider of running “an illegal cartel.”
Spicerhaart, which has been rapped over the knuckles by the Advertising Standards Authority in the past, has turned the tables by successfully complaining about an advert from a rival agency in Essex.
The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld a complaint about a competition run by online estate agent HarrisonCole, saying it “had not seen evidence to demonstrate that the prizes were awarded to genuine winners.”
The Welsh government is to be given greater autonomy over the level stamp duty levied in that country, as well as more powers over income tax and landfill tax.
Financial services giant Credit Suisse says Agents’ Mutual’s new portal will hit its target of 5,000 members by its January launch date but that funding for the project is “insufficient” - meaning that Rightmove and Zoopla are at “attractive entry points” to investors.
The Bank of England has said those whose house moves were delayed on Monday or yesterday by a temporary shut-down of the CHAPS electronic money-moving service should approach their own bank for help in covering additional bills.
There has been a broadly sceptical response from agents to the announcement by Agents’ Mutual’s portal OnTheMarket that it has started making exceptions to its controversial ‘one other portal’ rule for existing and potential members.
Strutt & Parker has compared its latest figures for the value of property transacted in prime London with those achieved by the firm in the third quarter of last year - with startling results.
Online estate agency eMoov is asking the National Association of Estate Agents for clarification about the organisation’s membership of the board of Agents’ Mutual in the light of the new portal’s ban on online agencies - some of which are NAEA members.