Data released by The Property Ombudsman shows that while there may have been a record number of enquiries about letting agents, there was an increase in satisfaction with estate agents from buyers and sellers.
Research into the shortage of homes on sale across a sample of 175 agents in the UK suggest the biggest problem is with a paucity of semi-detached houses.
While many enjoyed a traditional choc-fest over Easter it turned out to be more of a weekend that laid the golden egg for Portsmouth agent Colin Shairp. And he got one over his less diligent rivals, too.
The people of trendy Barnes in south west London are revolting - mostly, it seems, about what they see as a glut of estate agents’ offices in their local parade of shops.
A “lack of available talent” in the conveyancing sector could lead to delays in completions of London property sales and could even curtail growth in transaction numbers.
A new franchise branch of Northwood has opened in Shropshire, with another five or six new offices elsewhere in the country expected to be launched later this year.
The typical cost of moving house now stands at an average of £8,248 in total, with the share credited to agents’ fees showing an increase of seven per cent on a year ago according to Lloyds Bank, which commissioned the survey.