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Industry Issues

From property portals and estate agents to online marketing and legal matters, all the latest issues that industry professionals need to know.

US experts dismiss impact of Airbnb on housing market

As a growing number of cities clamp down on Airbnb short-term rental listings, agents in the US suggest that the site has little impact on the housing market.
White House, Washington DC, USA

Ben Carson named US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

US President-elect Donald Trump has named Ben Carson as his Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

Landlords could face prison, if they do not carry out Right to Rent checks

Landlords could now face prison, if they do not carry out Right to Rent checks with tenants.

Phone lines go down as Rent Smart Wales deadline approaches

Landlords have just two days left to register with Rent Smart Wales, with demand for applications causing the scheme's hotline to go down earlier today.

Cornwall ban on second homes may expand

The ban on second homes in St Ives may be expanded across other areas in Cornwall, following a ruling by the High Court.
White House, Washington DC, USA

What does Trump’s US election victory mean for property?

Donald Trump was elected the President of the United States early this morning, in a surprising victory that saw the property developer beat Hillary Clinton to the White House. The property world reacts to his win.

Glasgow beats Brexit blues with “great turnout” for new property show

A Place in the Sun launched its first ever Live show in Scotland this autumn, with agents reporting a "great turnout" for the event.
New York, USA

Trump vs. Clinton: Which winner would be best for housing?

With the US 2016 presidential election just one day away, which winner would be best for housing?

Leggett and Home Hunts hailed at International Property Awards

Leggett Immobilier and Home Hunts were both hailed as among France's top agents at this year's International Property Awards.

Landlords’ hope of Tenant Tax judicial review axed by court decision

Cherie Blair will lead a team of lawyers and landlords to court this October as they continue a challenge to tax changes that will hit landlords next year.
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2019/03/09 10:57:32am