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Acquisitions and departures

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Hamptons International has snapped up Patterson Bowe property and lettings agency operating in Knightsbridge, Kensington and Chelsea. Established over 25 years ago, the central London based independent agency has built a reputation…

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Land & New Homes

New partnership to support housebuilding sector

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With a backlog of almost half a million homes across England still waiting to be built despite receiving planning consent partly because of a construction skills shortage in the housebuilding industry, the…

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Agencies & People

Property franchises broaden their horizons

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The Property Franchise Group has teamed up with Legal & General and London & Country to offer their customers mortgages across the whole of the market. The Property Franchise Group, the UK’s…

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Housing Market

Rush to purchase buy-to-lets before SDLT surcharge

Estate agents report that there has been a significant increase in the number of buy-to-let investors attempting to push sales through before this Friday’s stamp duty deadline. Landlord investors are naturally keen…

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Housing Market

Bank of England to consult on buy-to-let ‘prudence’

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The Bank of England has published a consultation paper (CP) which seeks views on its proposals which could result in strict limitations for buy-to-let mortgages. David Smith (left), the Residential Landlords Association’s…

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Agencies & People

Leaders join forces with Romans

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Leading letting agents Romans and Leaders have merged to create one of the largest property services providers in the UK, with more than 40,000 properties under management. The groups, which have branches…

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Housing Market

Scottish house sales hit 8-year high

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Residential property sales in Scotland reached the highest level for eight years in January, as buyers rushed to avoid an LBTT surcharge, the latest Scotland House Price Index from Your Move reveals.…

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Products & Services

Rightmove website was not compromised, says portal

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Rightmove has dismissed claims that its portal has been compromised after ITV London had claimed to have uncovered a new scam targeting renters in the capital. ITV issued a news report last…

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Regulation & Law

Budget 2016: Housing reaction

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George Osborne’s eighth Budget was another intriguing one for the property market, particularly the residential market. He confirmed that the 3 per cent higher rate of stamp duty for those acquiring a…

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Agencies & People

The Negotiator wins at LSL Property Press Awards

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The Negotiator magazine was recognised as the leading residential estate agency magazine at the LSL Property Press Awards 2016, beating all other residential agency entrants. The Negotiator magazine won the Bronze Award…

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