The National Association of Estate Agents is sticking to its guns insisting that first time buyers represent only 20 per cent of recorded sales.
A range of media reports suggest that Labour is in disarray over the mansion tax, with some senior figures within the party being critical of the proposal.
Agents’ Mutual has dismissed speculation that there is private equity involvement in the firm, after questions were raised about the ownership of the domain names for its new OnTheMarket website.
The Help To Buy equity loan scheme has generated 32,268 sales since its launch in April last year, latest government figures show.
Strutt & Parker, which next month stages a national Open House Day, says there has been a 28 per cent increase in vendors agreeing to take part and a 41 per cent rise in viewers since the firm first used this sales technique five years ago.
A solicitor who stole nearly £1m in tax by falsifying property conveyancing documents and lying to his clients has been sentenced to 10 years jail after an investigation by HMRC.
The number of first-time buyer completions across the UK rose by just over seven per cent in the 12 months to the end of August according to data from LSL Property Services.
The Conveyancing Association almost scored a clean sweep at the Law Firm Services Conveyancing Awards, taking five of the six top gongs.
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