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Osborne introduces CGT for foreign property owners

Friday 6th December 2013

George Osborne has confirmed that Capital Gains Tax will be payable in future by foreign property owners, providing them with a 15-month window to sell up to avoid the tax...

House purchase loans top 70,000 for first time since crisis

Friday 6th December 2013

November was the strongest month for house purchase lending since January 2008, as the number of home loans topped 70,000 for the first time since the financial crisis...

LSL boss David Newnes to recycle prize in aid of charity

Friday 6th December 2013

It’s what you might call a bit of a nightmare in terms of a charitable gesture. You give away a great prize – and then your boss goes and wins it...

Aston Mead acquires seventh office in home counties

Friday 6th December 2013

Surrey and Berkshire estate agent Aston Mead has acquired its seventh office in the region.   The latest acquisition is Claud Waterer Estate Agents in Chertsey, Surrey, together with its office (pictured)...

Regulation, Regulation, Regulation!

Wednesday 4th December 2013

Ordinarily as a general election approaches we expect the fiscal war chest to be opened and tax breaks and increased spending to underpin a renewed sense of optimism...

Stamp Duty threshold has devastating effect on sales, Chancellor told

Wednesday 4th December 2013

The £250,000-plus threshold at which Stamp Duty becomes payable at 3% has a ‘devastating’ effect on sales, says new research...

Unseasonal bounce in half of country as sales flourish

Wednesday 4th December 2013

There was an increase described as “unseasonal” in homes being sold in November, according to our latest ‘man with the boards’ survey...

Xperience becomes latest network to sign up to Agents' Mutual

Wednesday 4th December 2013

With strong words about the existing duopoly, the Xperience franchised network that is part of Legal & General has signed up to Agents' Mutual, it was announced this morning...

Whathouse? goes back to the future with print newspapers

Wednesday 4th December 2013

WhatHouse? is returning to the consumer print world, seven years after it canned its hard copy magazine...

Property portal that introduces Chinese buyers to UK property

Wednesday 4th December 2013

Andrew Taylor: Two minute interview What does it say on your business card? (Laughs) Well, half of it is in Chinese...

OFT launches probe into leasehold management after rip-off complaints

Wednesday 4th December 2013

The OFT is to launch a study into residential leasehold properties in England and Wales after complaints of rip-off charges and bad service by managing agents...

Online Estate Agents sells its thousandth home this year (or not)

Wednesday 4th December 2013

Well, here is that oddity again – a firm apparently calling itself Online Estate Agents which is doing spectacularly well...

Hairy and scary – that was Movember for you

Wednesday 4th December 2013

We know that a number of fine gentlemen agents supported Movember by sporting facial hair in a good cause...

Free Real Estate Mobile Website

Tuesday 3rd December 2013

Browsing the internet has changed, and so has the way we reach our customers online. In today's fast paced world, the majority of people browse the internet using their mobile devices whilst on the move...

Kremer Signs Chosen Sign Supplier For New Nationwide Franchise

Tuesday 3rd December 2013

Starting with an initial run of 500 boards back in June 2013, Kremer Signs were the chosen supplier to help realise the board designs for new nationwide franchise, EweMove...

Fixflo: Property managers – just 2 minutes to an easier life

Monday 2nd December 2013

Getting the information that you need about a repair from a tenant can feel like getting blood from a stone...

Broken boilers can often derail a smooth-running tenancy

Monday 2nd December 2013

  Boilers and budgeting. Not two words that you would usually pair together but with the new Install+Protect™ boiler lease scheme available from Everything Lettings you can budget accurately where domestic heating and servicing in rental properties is concerned...

No housing bubble outside London, says Hometrack

Monday 2nd December 2013

Rising demand and contracting supply have pushed house prices up 0.5% in the last month, Hometrack reported this morning...

Zoopla relaunches three former Trinity Mirror websites

Monday 2nd December 2013

Zoopla Property Group has relaunched three niche brands acquired in the summer from Trinity Mirror Digital Property, and integrated them on to its platform...

So, did Rightmove actually make the wrong move?

Monday 2nd December 2013

Here is an intriguing thought: with Zoopla coming from nowhere to hot on Rightmove’s heels in the space of five years, should Rightmove have bought Propertyfinder? Simon Baker, global property portal guru, certainly thinks so...



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