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Property market snapshot: run put to Xmas

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Kate Faulkner says: “Confidence is waning. Brexit is starting not to influence the market, but to influence people’s confidence. As Christmas approaches, unless you have to, why would you move?”

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Business tips

Increasing the value of your business

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A great deal of my consultancy work these days involves helping business owners to increase the value of their businesses prior to a sale in a few years’ time. Letting businesses used…

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Regulation & Law

Lost property

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Landlords can, in extreme circumstances, forfeit long residential leases, leaving the owner homeless and the landlord with a valuable windfall. Property lawyer, Jeremy Stephen, considers a recent case.

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Marketing

Get the Facebook message

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Go back ten years, says Nelly Berova, agents would call or email their clients to move a deal forward. Now, we see a massive shift to a different method. As this shift…

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Agencies & People

Policing property

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Agents do suffer criticism and in some cases it may be justified. But the industry does self-police more effectively than some believe, as Joanne Christie found out.

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Products & Services

It pays to be well-connected

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Utility suppliers have become very interested in estate and letting agencies as a route to market, and for the agent, that can mean a new revenue stream and less moving hassle. Lisa…

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Regulation & Law

Sleepwalking into disaster

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As new HMO rules affect 100,000 homes, Richard Lambert, CEO of the NLA, says, “This is an unacceptable failing on the part of the MHCLG, which should have ensured all local authorities…

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