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Big rise in complaints and compensation says The Property Ombudsman 22/06/2017
The Property Ombudsman’s annual report reveals a significant increase in the number of formal complaints resolved by the scheme and a record total of well over £1m compensation paid by agents.   In summary the report reveals that TPO received 14,...
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Big rise in complaints and compensation says The Property Ombudsman
Consumer group criticises estate agency industry awards 22/06/2017
A consumer group says it is giving what it calls “the top 1,000 estate agents in England and Wales” badges to display in their windows for free - and in the process, it has taken a swipe at the range of award events that already exist for the industry....
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Consumer group criticises estate agency industry awards
Uncertainty over government `aim` to streamline house buying process 22/06/2017
The detailed paperwork accompanying the Queen’s Speech includes the Conservative party manifesto pledge to streamline house buying - but gives no details nor allocates any parliamentary time to achieve the objective.   The accompanying documentation issued after the speech yesterday includes the words: “In the housing market we will look at ways we can streamline the home buying...
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Uncertainty over government `aim` to streamline house buying process
Prime sector - London prices fall; agency rebrand; new office 22/06/2017
Average prices in prime central London remained flat in May but are down 6.6 per cent on the year according to Knight Frank.   The agency says the rate of price declines has eased in recent months – on a quarterly basis, average values slipped by 0....
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Prime sector - London prices fall; agency rebrand; new office
Another report urges Bank of Mum and Dad to fund next generation 22/06/2017
A new report, conducted by the Centre for Economics and Business Research for the financial services group Legal & General, claims almost 450,000 first time buyers could get on the property ladder this year if older owners released capital from their homes....
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Another report urges Bank of Mum and Dad to fund next generation
Will it work? Owner bids to sell home via Facebook Live viewing 21/06/2017
Online estate agency Housesimple says it is aiming to sell the first home in the UK via a viewing on Facebook Live conducted by the owner. The three-bedroom semi-detached bungalow in Rainham, east London, is valued at between £470,000 and £475,...
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Will it work? Owner bids to sell home via Facebook Live viewing
Another Guild link-up - this time it`s with an online auction firm 21/06/2017
The Guild of Property Professionals, which earlier this month was acquired by easyProperty, has now announced a new link up, this time with the online uaction service IAM Sold. As part of the offering, Guild members will have access to both traditional and online auction services....
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Another Guild link-up - this time it`s with an online auction firm
PropTech Today: Google building homes - another act of ultra-diversification 21/06/2017
It was only a couple of weeks ago that I was writing about the Google City, in Toronto, and now the tech giant is making property headlines, again. This time, the firm has announced that it’s going to fix the Silicon Valley housing crisis....
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PropTech Today: Google building homes - another act of ultra-diversification
Conveyancers set out their ideas for leasehold reform 21/06/2017
A cluster of conveyancing and legal experts, known as the Legal Sector Group, has published a raft of proposals on leasehold reform. The leasehold sector has been the target of fierce criticism in recent months as a result of what many consumer organisations and politicians see as unfair ground rents,...
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Conveyancers set out their ideas for leasehold reform
Ad watchdog `partly upholds` complaint over leasehold flat 21/06/2017
The Advertising Standards Authority says it has “partly upheld” a complaint regarding a claim that a leasehold property was Sold STC. Greenslade Taylor Hunt - a firm of surveyors, estate and letting agents and auctioneers with branches across the south west - was the agency about which the ASA received a complaint....
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Ad watchdog `partly upholds` complaint over leasehold flat
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