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The Website Cup: Independent –v– Corporate

PROPERTYdrum

In the beautiful game that is estate agency, do you see your business as Preston North End or Manchester United? What are the advantages and disadvantages large agency groups have, versus a…

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The devil is in the detail

Christopher Hamer, The Property Ombudsman

The Complainant (the potential buyer) was initially shown around the property (a flat) by the Seller following the Agent failing to attend the appointment. Shortly after, she made an offer via the…

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Is your buyer made of money?

Christopher Hamer, the Property Ombudsman

Christopher Hamer, the Property Ombudsman, says agents need to verify a cash buyer’s status.

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Weaker demand reflected in slowing sales figures

Kate Faulkner, Designs on Property

Designs on Property tracks and summarises the monthly property indices. Kate Faulkner says, “Nobody really knows whether the current slowdown is seasonal chill or a sign of things to come.”

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Lock up your data!

PROPERTYdrum

In recent years, technology has profoundly changed our businesses and our everyday lives. We have all developed a greater reliance on portable technology, accessing much-needed data within an instant. Consequentially, property software…

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Using tenant deposits

Christopher Hamer, The Property Ombudsman

Over the years, I have received a number of complaints about agents, often instructed on a tenant find only basis, who have not forwarded the tenant’s deposit to the landlord, as they…

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