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Agencies still getting leads and completing deals despite lockdown

It may seem a long time since normal trading took place but many agencies are now finding they are picking up leads and some deals despite the lockdown. Midlands agency Centrick says it’s seen positive results in recent weeks thanks to what it calls its ‘digital-first’. Since the lockdown began on March 23 it has […]

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Stamp Duty Holiday momentum builds as law firm joins the call

A property law firm is the latest to back a call for a stamp duty holiday to help kick-start the housing market after the lockdown. Collyer Bristow has joined the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Knight Frank, Home Builders Federation and others in saying that swift action is needed to prevent further damage to the […]

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Good News: Estate agents’ offices will be first to reopen says newspaper

Estate agents’ offices will be in the first category of High Street premises to reopen when the lockdown finally ends, newspapers claim this morning. Although there is a widespread expectation that the lockdown will be extended for another three weeks, agents’ offices – along with coffee shops and restaurants – are today reported to be the first […]

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Searches: councils slammed as dangerous over face-to-face visits

Searches: councils slammed as dangerous over face-to-face visits   A trade body has reported some council search departments to the government for refusing to provide email details and forcing search agents to have face-to-face meetings.   The number of transactions has of course fallen markedly but the Council of Property Search Organisations says fewer than […]