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Property Ombudsman expulsions

The Property Ombudsman expulsions continue as four agencies feel the wrath of the largest residential estate agency Ombudsman. Four separate estate and letting agents have been expelled from membership of The Property Ombudsman…

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Agencies & People

Is latest Foxtons branch opening such a bright idea?

foxtons branch opening

The 64th Foxtons branch opening in London and the home counties is about to happen, featuring its signature café-style layout, design and green frontage. But it’s not been plain sailing for the agent,…

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Housing Market

Buy-to-let mortgage stress test shock

As mortgage approvals continue to fall – down to 60,058 in August from 60,925 in July – buy-to-let lending is also likely to decrease with the latest news from the BoE’s Prudential…

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Land & New Homes

More new homes registered to be built

Almost 12,500 new homes were registered to be built in the UK in August according to NHBC’s latest registration statistics, an increase of 20 per cent compared to the same month last…

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Associations & Bodies

Traffic lights to show homes’ flood risk

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) is urging estate agents and property websites to provide up-front information about flood risk, using a simple traffic-light style mark, as it reveals that fewer than…

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Regulation & Law

Trading Standards backs TPO stance on portal juggling

The National Trading Standards Agency Estate Agency Team (NTSEAT) has waded into the issue of portal juggling with a resounding thumbs up for The Property Ombudsman’s imminent changes to its guidance. James…

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Housing Market

Weak pound makes prime London 29% cheaper

Lonres prime london

The Brexit vote may have contributed to the current prime London woes but the ensuing pound bloodbath since June is set to save it, says London housing data firm Lonres. The company…

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