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Romans acquires Bramptons

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Sales and lettings agency, Bramptons, has become the latest in a growing list of firms to merge with the Romans Group, it has been announced. Romans has acquired the Bramptons branches at…

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Regulation & Law

Court delays cost landlords dear

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Under-resourced county courts are still struggling to cope with the number of possession claims being put forward, resulting in costly delays for landlords and agents, according to Landlord Action. Most residential possession…

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Housing Market

Stamp duty hikes will push up rents, says IFS

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Fewer new homes will be built and rents will rise as a consequence of the hike in stamp duty on buy-to-let unveiled in last week’s Spending Review, the Institute for Fiscal Studies…

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Housing Market

Residential transactions rise again

Residential property sales in the UK have exceeded 100,000 per month for a fifth month in succession with purchasers taking advantage of low mortgage borrowing rates. The latest official transaction data from…

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Agencies & People

easyProperty seeks fresh funding

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easyProperty, which last week became the first UK online estate agency to offer clients the ability to exchange legally binding property contracts online, is seeking £5 million to fund its expansion and…

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Associations & Bodies

All change at The Property Ombudsman Scheme

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After 13 years with The Property Ombudsman (TPO) – 12 as TPO Board Chairman of TPO, Bill McClintock stands down on 1st January 2016 and Gerry Fitzjohn, currently Vice Chairman, takes up…

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Regulation & Law

New law for lettings agents in Wales

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A new registration and licensing system for landlords and lettings agents was introduced in Wales this week, as part of the Rent Smart Wales initiative. Under the new law, which came into…

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Housing Market

Rents fall in October

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Rents across England and Wales dropped by 1.2 per cent fell in October taking the average to £806 per month, according to the latest buy to let index from Your Move and…

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Marketing

OnTheMarket targets 7,500 members

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OnTheMarket is now targeting 7,500 members as part of its efforts to replace Zoopla as the number two property portal after gaining the support of 6,000 UK estate and letting agent offices…

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