Portals drive applicants, but your website drives valuations and instructions.

Tuesday 29 November 2016

Yes, that’s right: your website is almost certainly a crucial driver of valuations and instructions – and if it isn’t, then you’re missing some real opportunities to pick up more business.

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Autumn Statement - Chancellor Announces Housing Measures

Monday 28 November 2016

During his Autumn Statement last week, Philip Hammond pledged to respond to the UK’s housing crisis, with the focus very much on housing provision, affordable homes and higher Stamp Duty Land Tax costs for the purchase of additional residential properties.

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London Thames River Crossing Given Go Ahead

Friday 18 November 2016

Sadiq Khan has signalled the go ahead for three new Thames river crossings, including the four-lane Silvertown Tunnel. They are expected to provide a major boost for residential development in east London.

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New Build Leasehold Trap

Friday 18 November 2016

Newly built homes are being left unsaleable after catching house buyers in a leasehold property trap, with owners being asked to fork out five figure sums for freeholds.

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UK Housing Shortage Crisis

Thursday 17 November 2016

Housing and Planning Minister Gavin Barwell has announced a new £18 million ‘capacity fund’ to help speed up larger housing builds, targeting sites of 1,500 units or more across the UK. Councils can bid for a share of the funding which is aimed at tackling planning issues and speeding up any delays.

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Tough new penalties for using a mobile phone whilst driving

Thursday 17 November 2016

Using a mobile phone whilst driving has been an offence since 2003. The government has now proposed changes to current policy to increase the penalty for anyone who is found to be using a hand-held mobile device when driving.

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How Will a Trump Win Affect the UK Property Market?

Wednesday 16 November 2016

Many questions were raised about the Republican candidate during his presidential campaign and what effect his appointment as President of the United States would have on the rest of the world.

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HS2 Route to Midlands, Leeds and Manchester

Tuesday 15 November 2016

Last week the government set out its plans for phase two of the HS2 scheme, boasting the economic impact the construction is due to have on the surrounding areas. Although claiming to create a wealth of jobs from the initial build to the overall maintenance, the future for residents who are directly affected, remains unclear.

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Have you logged your CPD for 2016?

Monday 14 November 2016

With the end of the year nearing, now is the time if you haven’t already, to log your CPD. This needs to be completed no later than 31 January 2017.

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Heathrow expansion gets the go ahead

Friday 04 November 2016

The Government has decided to expand runway capacity at Heathrow Airport despite widespread disagreement even amongst MPs from the same parties.

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How important is Professional Indemnity?

Wednesday 08 June 2016

It’s often the case that we don’t appreciate how important having the correct insurance is until we need to make a claim. At this time, the policy you’ve paid for is put to the test for how comprehensive the cover is, and also the quality of the claims service.

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