A Liberal Democrat MP has dropped his bid to cap the number of second homes in key holiday areas of the UK because his proposals haven’t attracted the support of enough Conservative or Labour members of parliament.
Franchise agency Martin & Co has set up an online property sales service and becomes what is thought to be the first traditional agency to offer vendors a virtual alternative.
A developer-cum-finance house is marketing a deal which allows people to buy a home without a mortgage and without a deposit - and, so far at least, no estate agents.
The latest move by one of the big two portals to retain loyalty in the face of the new Agents’ Mutual site takes an unlikely form - cut-price coffees, laptops and groceries.
London agent Marsh & Parsons is opening two new offices this month and another in October as the buoyant market in the capital bolsters agency activity.
Connells has put its snout in the trough and explained why a picture of a house it has for sale in Suffolk has a large pig lying in a blanket in the living room.
The head of Property Portal Watch, which analyses portals around the world, is warning that Agents’ Mutual’s new On The Market website will struggle to be noticed when it launches early next year.
An estate agent has created a guide for sellers who have to conduct their own viewings on how to ‘read’ the body language of would-be buyers.