Your round-up of this week's hot news, from The Neg

Is it a vote-winner? Labour plans to replace Stamp Duty and council tax

Axel Springer doubles its holding in Purplebricks

Government publishes updated rental forms for tenant fees ban at last moment

New system to ‘revolutionise’ direct Universal Credit payments to landlords

Student lettings agency reaches 300 properties in just four years

Hatched founder to launch US franchise brand in UK

What’s really driving the pace of housing delivery?

Is this easyCome easyGo or a gamble too far?

Speakers’ notes: Frank Webster reports on his Kiwi adventure

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