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Archive for June, 2015

National Insulation Standards

It has been suggested in recent report from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers that all new and existing homes in the UK should have to meet national insulation standards with incentives such as a cut in stamp duty for properties…

Land Banking, Beware The Scams

Land banking occurs where companies divide land into smaller plots and sell it to investors on the basis that once it is available for development it will soar in value. The problem, and where a scam can arise is where…

Government Regulations for Estate Agents

The recently held annual myhomemove conference saw managing director of the National Association of Estate Agents, Mark Hayward request for regulations within the industry and was denied by housing minster Brandon Lewis. Lewis believes that any regulation of estate agents…

The Spectator, no respect for estate agents.

The Spectator, no respect for estate agents.

The right-wing magazine, The Spectator, states that the traditional estate agent is not essential. Columnist Rory Sutherland refers to estate agents as being here to “merely serve as reputational insurance” “…to reassure a buyer the property is in good condition”….