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Money Laundering – Latest HMRC Guidance Release

New guidance release from HM Revenue and Customs regarding money laundering regulations and how failure to comply can impact your business. Read More

Will having a subdomain like ValPal on my website incur a Google Penalty?

No, Google does not inflict penalties on sites that use subdomains.It is a popular myth, perpetuated by scaremongers and we can assure you that Google does not whip out its red card and provide your competitors with a free kick, leaving you at a disadvantage. Read More

Astroturfing – Not just Illegal and Immoral , it’s also Bad for your Business

Thought Astroturf was just something to play footie on? In today's competitive online marketplace, you're more likely to see it in the form of fake reviews and testimonials. Read More

Is Now a Good Time for Retirees to Downsize?

With house prices having reached an affordability plateau, interest rates rising and another rise on the cards, is it worth hanging on to a property too big for your needs? Read More

Psst…. Did you know the best place to go for property isn’t Rightmove or Zoopla?

Want to know about new properties coming on to the market before anyone else? Don't wait for them to be listed on property portals, talk to your local independent estate agent today! Read More

July’s Rental Prices Continue To Slowdown

ONS figures show July's growth in private rental prices continued its slow down, with London seeing a negative decrease yet again. Read More

Tech to Help Renters onto the Housing Ladder

Three new tech start-up firms have won Government backing to help renters get a mortgage. Read More

6 Words That Mean You Should Never Use Portal Links To Share Your Properties

Think you're doing your business a favour by sharing Rightmove portal links to your properties? WRONG! Read More

360/VR Tours – Impressing Your Clients and Customers

360/VR Tours are here to stay and are getting even better. Read More

Housing Green Paper – Have Your Say

The Government has released a green paper for Social Housing, which is open for consultation until 6th November 2018. Have your say on it! Read More

EXTRA £76 Million a Year for Housing Vulnerable People Announced

To be built over the next 3 years, the new homes will be for disabled people, people with mental health issues and for older people needing supported or specialised housing and is designed to be accessible and aid independent living. Read More

The Biggest Losers in the Independent Vs Corporate Battle

When there are shareholders and dividends to pay, will schools, charities and important local causes lose out if Independent Estate and Letting Agents lose the battle against the large corporates? Read More

Changes to Reporting Land Registry Phishing Scam Emails

The Government is ramping up its cybersecurity efforts and specifically targeting Property Fraud. As part of their offensive, they have changed the email address for reporting fraudulent email that pretends to be from the HM Land Registry Read More

Private New House Building Falls by £214 Million in June

While infrastructure growth is on the up, the biggest construction drop is in private new home building, according to ONS statistics released today. Read More

Housing Benefit to be kept for Supported Housing

The Government has announced today that Housing Benefit for those living in Supported Housing will be kept in place. Read More

OS:P Ends Service – Are You Operating Legally?

As of 6th August 2018, OS:P have withdrawn from handling complaints in the property sector. Read More

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Make money and save money with your website and three key pitfalls to avoid!

Posted: 18th June 2020

In this interview Simon Whale of Kerfuffle and The Property Jungle founder Mike Smithson, discuss all things websites, how to make & save money with your site and the three key pitfalls to avoid!

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