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Associations & Bodies

Gerry Fitzjohn to Chair the TPO

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The Property Ombudsman (TPO) has announced that Gerry Fitzjohn, the Vice Chairman of the Board, will replace Chairman of TPO, Bill McClintock, on 1st January 2016. McClintock, who has more than 50…

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Housing Market

Britain is building again

The volume of new homes in England increased by 25 per cent in 2014-15, the biggest rise in 28 years, according to latest Government figures. Alterations to planning laws helped boost the…

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Regulation & Law

Housing ‘no place for dirty money’, says NAEA

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The NAEA has joined forces with the Transparency International to oppose money-laundering in the estate agency sector. The NAEA and the anti-corruption body want to see four major changes introduced to the…

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Agencies & People

Connells Group hatches online plan

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The national estate agency group Connells has jumped into the online agency world with the acquisition of Hatched.co.uk. Hatched – one of the original pioneers of the online estate agency model –…

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Agencies & People

Countrywide acquires three more agents

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Countrywide, the UK’s largest integrated property services group, has significantly increased its regional footprint in Merseyside and South Wales by acquiring three major new independent estate agents. The company has completed the…

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Land & New Homes

The West needs 85,000 homes

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85,000 new homes need to be built in the West of England over the next 20 years to meet demand, significantly more than anticipated. The four councils – Bristol, North Somerset, Bath…

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Housing Market

Static lending rates may fuel house prices

Residential property prices in the UK will almost certainly continue to rise next year after the Bank of England implied the first interest rate rise may not happen before 2017, according to…

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Housing Market

Lack of homes for sale hits profits

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Countrywide, Foxtons, Savills, Martin & Co and Belvoir were among the main property firms to see their share prices fall last week amid housing market fears. The residential property market in parts…

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