Your round-up of the week's top news

Purplebricks share price drops as former sales director joins high street rival

LSL reveals ongoing pain of its branch closure programme

The world’s first blockchain property portal to launch in UK

Why getting rid of ground rents could be a disaster for managing agents

Countrywide shares jump by 14% following Lambert Smith Hampton sale announcement

Orderrrr! What former Speaker of the House John Bercow really thinks now he’s free

Shake your tinsel! The five best estate agent Xmas videos so far this year

Regional market report – Nottingham, Billericay, Dartmoor

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