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Chestertons, one of the founding agencies behind Agents’ Mutual, says it is going to drop Rightmove and remain advertising on Zoopla and Primelocation from next month.  

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In a dramatic latest chapter in the ‘portal wars’ Rightmove says it is offering the technical specifications for its Real Time Data Feed free of charge to other portals “to help agents and the industry.” 

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Mansion Tax: set to rise at 2% per year?

Thursday, 18 December 2014 Written by

A senior fund manager at an asset management consultancy is warning that mansion tax, if it ever comes into effect, could become inflation-linked and so have wider impact than had previously been thought.

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£1 house now worth £125,000 says agent

Thursday, 18 December 2014 Written by

A derelict home sold to a taxi driver for £1 could fetch £125,000 on the market, according to Venmore estate agency in Liverpool.

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Romans makes one more acquisition in 2014

Thursday, 18 December 2014 Written by

Romans, one of the busiest agents this year in terms of acquisitions, has snapped up another firm - Drummonds in Caversham.

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The Property Ombudsman has released guidelines on how agents should handle the controversial Sale By Tender process, which has received criticism within the industry and from MPs and the media. 

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Agency ‘review’ website says it has seen a 20 per cent rise in agency activity on the site, mostly driven by the arrival of OnTheMarket in late January. 

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This month’s stamp duty reforms should help boost the supply of homes in agents’ offices in 2015 according to Mark Hayward, managing director of the National Association of Estate Agents. 

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House prices north of the border jumped 0.7 per cent in October according to LSL, with the average property value now standing only £717 below the pre-recession peak of spring 2008. 

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The family-owned publishing firm Archant, Britain’s fifth-largest regional newspaper group, is entering into a deal with OnTheMarket while continuing to run its own Zoopla-powered portal.

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