The Labour conference is to consider a proposal for estate agents to “be brought under the ambit of the Financial Conduct Authority.”
Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls added to the pre-released text of his speech at the Labour conference yesterday by reiterating the party’s pledge to introduce a mansion tax on homes valued at £2m and above.
Just to prove that there’s nothing new when it comes to property PR, an online agent has taken a leaf out of the public relations book of high-end agency Savills by trying to link house prices with supermarkets - but in true online style it’s gone for a no-frills option.
Four high-end agencies are slugging it out for the title of Residential Property Adviser of the Year at the Estates Gazette annual awards.
One of the most famous names in agency in the north of England, Dacre Son & Hartley, is seeking to expand through offering franchises.
A new agency which will promote its properties online and in social media is marking itself out from the crowd by committing to put all of its profits into community projects - and by buying coffee for clients when they meet in cafes, inside or outside traditional office hours.
A town council is at war with the man building six waterfront apartments in one of Britain’s best-known sailing locations. He wants the scheme to be called Sails - but the council is insisting it should be named Millionaires Row.
While most estate agents are breathing a sigh of relief at the Scottish referendum No vote, some say more clarity is needed over what happens next and how it will impact the market.
Estate agents have enjoyed an average 5.2 per cent increase in salary over the past year but their total income is eclipsed by some other groups within the residential sector.