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Paper reporting and management could be prohibiting agents’ growth

Using paper, spreadsheets and other legacy payment administration processes could be prohibiting letting agents from growing their businesses, according to PayProp. The automated rental payment provider says agents who digitise parts of their payment processes and partner with the right PropTech providers could expand their lettings book without...
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New minimum energy efficiency laws for landlords

Landlords have just under six months to ensure their rental properties meet the new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES). Portico London estate agents explain how the new MEES will work in regards to EPC ratings, the impact the rules will have on landlords, and the steps that you...
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Cash is king in prime property purchases

Buy-to-let investors and second-home owners were behind three in five property purchases made in Prime London during Q1 2016, boosting the proportion of purchases made in cash, according to estate agent Marsh & Parsons’ latest London Property Monitor.  Accounting for 36% of all sales from January to March,...
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18% rise in mega deals across Europe

International real estate advisor Savills latest Market in Minutes states that there has been an 18% increase in mega deals, those over €100 million, year on year in Q1 2015. Additionally, the firm has also found that portfolio transactions have increased by 23% year on year accounting for...
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Proximity to a Boris Bike helps attract home buyers

The continued expansion of London’s cycle hire scheme will benefit home sellers living near bike docking stations – and attract potential buyers to living in previously less well-connected areas – according to estate agent Marsh & Parsons. Santander is to assume sponsorship of the ‘Boris Bike’ programme from...
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Demand up 16% for London offices in 2014

The London office market produced its best performance since 2000 last year with take-up of office space in central London rising by 16% to 15.9 m sq ft, according to new figures from Knight Frank. This is well ahead of the ten year average figure of 13.0 m...
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