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Sharman Quinney acquires Gilbert & Thomas

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Sharman Quinney sales and letting agency, part of the Connells Group, has completed the acquisition of Gilbert & Thomas Estate Agents. This latest addition means that Sharman Quinney’s network totals 20 branches…

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Agencies & People

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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