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Ex-Countrywide Chief joins butters john bee

Former Countrywide estate agency leader, Bob Scarff, has been appointed Non-Executive Director at butters john bee. Scarff, who starts his new role with immediate effect, previously built and navigated the estate agency…

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Regulation & Law

Landlords aim to beat tax rises

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A growing number of property investors are choosing to acquire buy-to-let homes through corporate vehicles to get around paying an extra 3 per cent above existing stamp duty rates on second homes,…

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Agencies & People

Leaders continues on expansion trail

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Leaders further increased its regional footprint by completing the acquisition of Southend-based Tudor Estates last week – keeping the firm’s expansion plans on course. The deal to acquire Tudor Estates, which was…

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Agencies & People

Foxtons’ profits fall

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Foxtons saw pre-tax profits fall by 2.6 per cent in 2015 as the slowdown in the central London housing market, where prices are falling, adversely impacted on its business. The decline in…

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Land & New Homes

London Mayor urged to build 50,000 new homes

The next Mayor of London must commit to developing at least 50,000 new homes a year in the capital to help meet growing demand for housing, business leaders have demanded. The CBI’s…

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Housing Market

Rents rise 3.2% year-on-year

Rents rose by 3.2 per cent to an average £926 per month in February compared to the same time last year, the latest figures show. The Countrywide monthly Lettings Index for February…

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Products & Services

Groundbreaking training partnership launched

A groundbreaking new partnership between the Residential Landlords Association and the TDS Charitable Foundation will help charities and other organisations offer free training on how to rent properties. Developed by the RLA…

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Land & New Homes

Housebuilders accused of ‘restricting supply’

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Housebuilders are being blamed for the lack of housing supply after it was suggested that they are intentionally ‘holding back’ the construction of new homes to keep property prices artificially high in…

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