Further details of Countrywide's closure and consolidation programme, first revealed by Estate Agent Today on Friday, have emerged over the weekend.
A series of claims about the programme have been made to EAT over the weekend from Countrywide staff.
It has been alleged that the entire sales team, apart from one secretary, have voluntarily left Hetheringtons' Shenfield branch ahead of a rebrand to Bairstow Eves.
Meanwhile, it has also be alleged that the sales department of the South Woodford branch of Hetheringtons was due to close this weekend.
There is also an allegation that the Loughton branch of John D Wood is set to be rebranded to Bairstow Eves at an undisclosed future date and, as a result, the branch's senior negotiator and branch manager have decided to leave.
Estate Agent Today has asked Countrywide for its comments.
Last week, we revealed that at least one Essex Countrywide branch is closing, while staff in seven other locations are reported to have been receiving offers of redundancy packages.
It has also been reported that Countrywide is looking to redeploy staff to other branches in some circumstances.
Meanwhile, one comment made under our story on Friday, alleged that three branches in Cornwall have already closed with at least two further closures planned in the region.
Countrywide has in recent weeks suffered further setbacks to its Back To Basics initiative, which was introduced in early 2018 to put more emphasis on branches.
In March the company issued a profits warning, saying that Brexit and the difficult housing market in London and the South of England would affect its profitability in the first half of 2019 by as much as £5 million.
The group’s share price has for some weeks been hovering around 6p, around 94% down in the past 12 months.