Countrywide’s outgoing chief executive Grenville Turner says he is “reinforcing the supervision” of working practices of estate agents within the group.
The Herald Scotland and Sunday Herald newspapers have launched a property portal targeting affluent 40-plus users and bidding to attract buyers who live outside of Scotland.
A new book by a former estate agent throws a spotlight on what it’s like to enter the industry and work for corporate and independent firms.
The NAEA and ARLA, already associated through their umbrella body, the National Federation of Property Professionals, have issued a joint appeal to Chancellor George Osborne to help create more mobility in the housing market.
The British Property Federation says only 32 per cent of new build homes purchased in London in 2013 were snapped up by owner-occupiers - most of the rest went to investors.
The Sequence UK group of agencies has now raised over £350,000 for its chosen charity, CLIC Sargent, making it one of the biggest corporate charity donors in the British residential sector.
The NAEA has hit back at claims that agents are secretive about their fees and have "sharp practices" in their contracts.
Sequence is looking for 50 young people across the UK this year to become apprentices at its 11 branded agencies, in one of the largest training programmes in the industry.