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Named and shamed: local councils with the slowest searches

A trade body has sharply criticised HM Land Registry for its slow progress on digitising local searches after a promising start 18 months ago. In November 2018 the Registry went public with a forecast that 26 local authorities would be on board “in the next few months” but to date only seven... read more

Thu, 17 Oct 2019 12:00:12 GMT

New Countrywide board member is another with link to Tesco

Countrywide has named Amanda Rendle as a new independent non-executive director of the estate agency group; she joined the board yesterday. Rendle has over 30 years of marketing and communications experience numerous sectors including financial services and professional services; she has previously worked also at Barclays Bank  and HSBC as well as... read more

Thu, 17 Oct 2019 12:00:10 GMT

Market optimism: Agents urge buyers to see beyond Brexit shambles

Agents have expressed quiet optimism that the market may be over the worst as it continues to show resilience in the face of the Brexit saga. Responding to the latest government figures showing modestly rising house prices, Housesimple chief executive Sam Mitchell says: “Ultimately, strong economic fundamentals have been and will continue... read more

Thu, 17 Oct 2019 12:00:08 GMT

Free service for agents to identify mobile and broadband connectivity

A service has launched for estate and letting agents to copy and paste a widget into online advertisements free of charge. It will show mobile and broadband connectivity for a specific postcode. The company behind the service, rightsignal, cites a Channel 4 survey conducted this year showing that 33 per cent of consumers... read more

Thu, 17 Oct 2019 12:00:06 GMT

Over a year - that’s the average time to sell in parts of the UK

Data from an agency comparison website reveals that in the current market it takes well over a year for a home to sell in several parts of the UK. GetAgent says that across Great Britain as a whole it is currently taking an average of 247 days to sell a home, and... read more

Thu, 17 Oct 2019 12:00:04 GMT
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