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Bridging the estate agency income gap

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Every agent could be making additional income from each sale or let in one way or another. Nigel Lewis talks to those who can show you the way.

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Business tips

Want to get ‘off the market’?

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“You couldn’t give it away at the moment.” That’s one expert’s verdict on the prospect of selling a sales-based estate agency business, thanks to Brexit political paralysis. But, says Richard Reed, it’s…

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Regulation & Law

Legal snapshot: The Tenant Fees Act 2019

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The new legislation is now in place, letting agencies must immediately abide by the new regime, but there’s a great deal to understand. Laura Bushaway, Knowledge Development Lawyer, Charles Russell Speechlys, sets…

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Regulation & Law

Essential updates: tenancy deposits

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Not so long ago, tenants paid a cash deposit and the agent looked after it until the end of the tenancy. Now it’s ‘all change’, says Lisa Isaacs but which way is…

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Products & Services

Referrals… commission… fees

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Offering mortgage referral services to new investors, experienced landlords – and homebuyers – could secure your agency’s future.

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Housing Market

The market: strong… ish not necessarily stable

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Designs on Property tracks and summarises the property indices. Kate Faulkner says, “With prices showing little movement in 12 months, you see where the market description of ‘stable’ comes from. Reading the…

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