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Government tweaks 'additional homes' stamp duty surcharge

The small print of the Budget has revealed that the government is to make minor changes to the ‘additional homes’ three per cent stamp duty surcharge. The government is stressing that these amendments are purely to improve the operation of the surcharge, by providing relief in certain cases where: - a court order... read more

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 12:00:08 GMT

ZPG refuses to increase its offer for GoCompare service

ZPG is refusing to increase its rejected bid to buy comparison website GoCompare. Earlier this month GoCompare turned down an unsolicited takeover offer from ZPG which valued the price comparison business at around £420m. The firm said the proposal “fundamentally undervalues GoCompare and does not reflect the strong growth prospects of the company.” Now... read more

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 12:00:07 GMT

Let's dance! Your chance of FREE tickets to the Agents Giving Ball

Training for Agents Giving’s Strictly Come Dancing event is now entering its final two weeks - and Estate Agent Today readers have a chance to attend the prestigious Agents’ Giving Ball in London on December 8 to see the fun at first hand. There are 11 property industry volunteers already excelling in... read more

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 12:00:04 GMT

Over 10 per cent of sellers change their minds because of rate rise

A survey suggests that over 10 per cent of existing homeowners have been deterred from selling thanks to the recent interest rate rise - the first for a decade. A poll has been conducted of 2,847 UK adult homeowners aged 25 and over, all of whom claimed that - prior to the Bank... read more

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 12:00:02 GMT

Agents Do Charity - just four weeks before Christmas...

Four weeks today almost the entire industry will be finishing work for Christmas after another year - and ready to start a well-deserved break. Until then, as you can see from today’s roll call below, there is plenty of fund-raising going on from our public-spirited agents and suppliers.  Please send us your details... read more

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 12:00:00 GMT
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