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Purplebricks reviews are accurate insists Trustpilot

Controversial reviews service Trustpilot insists Purplebricks and Foxtons are not gaming its platform and accuses The Times of “misrepresenting” how it operates. Over the weekend The Times ran an article based on its own analysis of almost 200,000 reviews on Trustpilot; in summary, it suggested that some companies appeared to jump from a... read more

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 12:00:08 GMT

Value added to house is 'confiscated' by Proceeds of Crime Act

An owner who enhanced the price of his property by illegally hacking branches off a tree has ordered to pay back the £21,000 added value. A court has heard that businessman Samuel Wilson added a Juliet balcony to a bedroom in his home at Canford Cliffs in Dorset, but then discovered a... read more

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 12:00:06 GMT

Property Jobs Today - all the latest industry moves...

Hello and welcome to the regular Monday edition of Property Jobs Today. Everyone here contacted us on press@estateagenttoday.co.uk to espresso the word; if you kindly do the same, we’ll tell the industry about your move, too. - We start with more bad news for the online agency sector as the innovative London-focussed Nested has... read more

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 12:00:04 GMT

Agents offered free anti-money laundering compliance roundtable

One of the industry’s leading compliance experts is to lead a roundtable discussion in May on the anti-money laundering issue - and agents have been invited to the event free of charge. The event is organised by Thirdfort - a company involved in sourcing funds and compliance checks, and backed by Zoopla... read more

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 12:00:02 GMT

Right To Light may become an issue thanks to extended PDR - claim

Extended Permitted Development Rights unveiled in the Chancellor’s recent Spring Statement could create issues concerning Right To Light for homes near retail units. That’s the view of a building consultancy which says the decision by Philip Hammond to allow upwards extensions through PDRs - revealed in his statement as a way of... read more

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 12:00:00 GMT
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