Your weekend roundup of top news stories




Brutal industry reaction as Purplebricks looks for 'new ownership structure'

When Purplebricks announced on Friday it was looking for a buyer it didn’t take long for the knives – and jokes – to come out. Industry reaction has been both funny and brutal.

Click here to read Brutal industry reaction as Purplebricks looks for 'new ownership structure'.



Sunak appoints replacement for housing minister - sixth in a year!

Rachel Maclean has been appointed as a DLUHC minister to take over from Lucy Frazer, who was promoted to the Cabinet.

Click here to read Sunak appoints replacement for housing minister - sixth in a year!
.



Belvoir Group reports record revenue after £4 million jump

Revenue at the Group increased to a record £33.5 million from £29.6 million in 2021 buoyed by an increase on rents on new tenancies increasing by 10.8% during 2022.


Click here to read Belvoir Group reports record revenue after £4 million jump.



Agent and landlord given fines over £22,000 after council action

Phil Davies Estate Agents and landlord Wilson Kehinde Gbadegesin face enforcement action over flat with bed bugs infestation and serious damp issues.

Click here to read Agent and landlord given fines over £22,000 after council action
.



Opportunity knocks! Love Island estate agent to have own TV show

Samie Elishie, an estate agent co-ordinator, hints that ITV may offer her the chance to star in a Love Island spin-off.

Click here to read Opportunity knocks! Love Island estate agent to have own TV show
.



TRIBUNAL: Estate agency to pay £62,000 to long-standing employee

Berkshire firm Kings Lettings is to pay the money following a constructive dismissal case brought by Wendy Luckwell.

Click here to read TRIBUNAL: Estate agency to pay £62,000 to long-standing employee
.



Senior estate agent blames mini-budget for pipeline squeeze

Nicky Stevenson, MD at Fine & Country, says former Chancellor and PM responsible for market slowdown.

Click here to read Senior estate agent blames mini-budget for pipeline squeeze
.



The March 2023 issue of The Negotiator Magazine is published! It's yours to read now, just click and flip!

52 pages of interviews, market analysis, industry news and products and services for estate and letting agents. Free to read – just click below.

Click here to read The March 2023 issue of The Negotiator Magazine is published! It's yours to read now, just click and flip!.



Purplebricks made ‘rest of us look good’, claims property consultant

Alex Goldstein says the troubled agency that is up for sale has helped conventional agents to raise their game.

Click here to read Purplebricks made ‘rest of us look good’, claims property consultant.



Shocking details of Douglas & Gordon Administration sale revealed

James Evans, D&G CEO, paid £515K to take the business out of administration, it has emerged, with most creditors set to receive nothing.

Click here to read Shocking details of Douglas & Gordon Administration sale revealed.



Purplebricks lettings chief jumps ship to join rival

Spicerhaart CEO Paul Smith says Emma Fagan is one of a number of Purplebricks staff who have applied for jobs.

Click here to read Purplebricks lettings chief jumps ship to join rival.



My Auction founder launches faster 'more transparent' platform

New service reduces fall-throughs, speeds up transaction times, takes the stress out of buying and selling property and provides assurances earlier.

Click here to read My Auction founder launches faster 'more transparent' platform.