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Countrywide acquires Finders Keepers in Oxford

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Countrywide has increased its regional footprint in Oxfordshire with the acquisition of leading lettings agency, Finders Keepers. The company, which was founded in 1972 by Mary Channer, who is the mother of…

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Products & Services

New training available in Scotland

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A new best practice training programme has been launched for letting agents in Scotland and is designed to provide essential learning and a CIH qualification in preparation for a new registration scheme…

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Regulation & Law

Zac Goldsmith targets ‘rogue agents’

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Zac Goldsmith has pledged to tackle the mounting housing crisis in the Capital in order to curb soaring house prices and rental values, as well as clampdown on high letting fees. Figures…

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Agencies & People

Number of firms going bust jumps by 16%

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Despite a noteworthy increase in house prices last year, the number of estate agents going out of business has shot up, according to a major accountancy firm, Moore Stephens. Residential property prices…

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Products & Services

Technology to ‘revolutionise’ video tours

With a growing number of agents are now using videos to enable them to walk house-hunters through a home virtually and highlight the property’s best features, Vieweet has taken the decision to…

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Land & New Homes

New housing consents highest since 2008

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There was a noteworthy increase in the number of planning permissions granted in the third quarter of last year, up from 53,409 consents in the corresponding quarter in 2014, according to data…

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Agencies & People

Connells eyes further expansion

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The Connells Group is on course for what could be a record year in 2016 after seeing pre-tax profits increase sharply last year. The company, which this year celebrates its 80th anniversary…

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Housing Market

Property transactions increase 9.7 per cent

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The number of UK residential property transactions rose by 9.7 per cent year-on-year in January, fresh figures from HMRC shows. Last month there were 105,940 residential property transactions, which although on a…

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