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first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » More agencies enter The Negotiator Awards previous nextAgencies & PeopleMore agencies enter The Negotiator Awards1st August 20160786 Views Another big celebration is underway as the last entries for The Negotiator Awards are received. With more agents entering for the first time, this year’s event could be ‘first time lucky’ for some, as the judges set to work to find the best companies in each of the 33 categories, which range from Rising Star of the Year (very well contested this year with some wonderful applications from young estate agents) to Large Estate Agency of the Year.There were also many entries for the Supplier categories, which recognise the constant innovation and service that comes to agents through training, technology, insurances and legal services to name but a few.As the judges begin their review, entrants will be booking places at The Negotiator Awards event on 1st November, which follows the ever growing Negotiator Conference and Expo on the same day.The shortlist will be announced on 5th September and the winners announced at a grand gala dinner at The London Hilton on Park Lane on 1st November – the Property Party of the Year!All the information you need to come along to the events is at www.thenegotiatorawards.co.ukWith the recent acquisition of The Property Software Group, by Zoopla Property Group, the Headline ‘Platinum’ Sponsor of The Negotiator Awards is now ZPG Ltd.Supporting ‘Gold’ sponsors to the event this year are:Let Alliance, the highly respected lettings referencing and insurances provider, andGoodlord, whose new rental platform speeds up the contract process, giving agents and tenants a “fair and transparent deal”.BMW, manufacturer of the iconic MINI and a major supplier of prestige vehicles to the residential property industry through BMW & MINI Business Partnership.All four sponsors recognise that The Negotiator Awards attracts entries from the best estate and lettings agents; auctioneers and associated businesses. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of the awards, email: [email protected] now at www.thenegotiatorawards.co.uk. Make sure you don’t miss out on the night of the year – 1st November at The London Hilton on Park Lane. Book your ticket early – see our website for details.goodlord Let Alliance The Property Software Group BMW The Negotiator Award 2016 ZPG August 1, 2016The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

first_imgHome » News » Housing Market » Rogue Manchester landlords to have properties bought off them previous nextRegulation & LawRogue Manchester landlords to have properties bought off themCity’s Labour mayor Andy Burnham says landlords who can’t achieve minimum standards will be offered way out, but not at market value.Nigel Lewis25th April 201801,129 Views  Landlords in Manchester who are reluctant to bring their properties up to the minimum standard will be helped to exit the market by having their buy-to-let properties bought from them, its Mayor Andy Burnham has revealed.The former Labour front bencher and MP says the measure is part of a package designed to drive out rogue landlords from Manchester and transform its private rental sector.Burnham, who used to be Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport in Gordon Brown’s Labour government, says his proposed amnesty will give landlords who are not willing to meet minimum standards of service and accommodation a way to exit the sector, although he suggested they were unlikely to receive the full market value of their properties.“We need to isolate those that are giving the sector a bad name,”Speaking at the Residential Landlords Association’s ‘Future Renting North’ conference in Manchester yesterday, Burnham also said he wanted to introduce a Good Landlord Scheme, although details of the plan are sketchy as the mayor is still fleshing out his proposals.Bad landlordsHe said there were still too many bad landlords in the region and, echoing the government’s recent push to introduce improved tenure within the PRS, said he wanted to tackle what he described as an “epidemic of insecurity”.“We need to isolate those that are giving the sector a bad name,” he said.“We will work with [landlords] to establish what’s reasonable, what’s fair and what [they] should be expected to provide.”The Mayor, who was elected in May last year, also said he plans to reveal a new housing policy in June, and that his Good Landlord Scheme would be introduced within 12 to 18 months.Read more about the RLA. Manchester Mayor of Manchester Residential Landlords Association PRS private rental sector Andy Burnham April 25, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Trio launches new London mixed-use property consultancy previous nextAgencies & PeopleTrio launches new London mixed-use property consultancyAgents and consultants with backgrounds at Shaw, CBRE and Kier Developments have teamed up.The Negotiator23rd November 20180866 Views Three residential property experts have launched a new consultancy which will target opportunities created by mixed-use development in London.Guy PasseyThe new consultancy – Sq. One Real Estate – has been formed by Jamie Gunning, Guy Passey and Charlie Philip who together have more than four decades of experience through working with EA Shaw, CBRE and Kier Developments.Together they have advised on more than £4billion of property in London alone for clients including Legal & General, Shaftesbury, Aviva, Great Marlborough Estates, Capital & Counties, GFZ Holdings and Proma.We are an agile, specialist and experienced team offering a client – centric solution to this market.Charlie PhilipSq. One Real Estate is an active joint venture partnership with the commercial property advisers, Farebrother, Tuckerman and Union Street Partners, which are respectively specialists in the Midtown, Victoria and South Bank markets – all of which are locations where mixed-use development has proliferated.Jamie GunningJamie Gunning, co-founder at Sq. One Real Estate, said, “The lines between residential and commercial property have blurred – especially in London. “We are an agile, specialist and experienced team which offers a truly client-centric solution for this exciting part of the property market which creates places to live, work, eat and drink.“Our advice will be delivered with energy and honesty. Together with our partners, we offer a blend of market heritage, proven track records, fresh thinking and a wholly new approach to the mixed-use sector.”Guy Passey Jamie Gunning Sq. One Real Estate Charlie Philip consultancy November 23, 2018The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

first_imgCheffins’ first property auction of 2019 achieved an 82 per cent sale rate and strong prices on 13th March in Cambridge.Barns with development potential had the most active interest, including a 17th century Grade II listed barn set in four acres in Great Yeldham, near Toppesfield, Essex, which sold for £160,000. Similarly, a detached agricultural barn offered in Fenstanton, near Cambridge, with planning permission for conversion into two large residential dwellings made £294,000.Income-generating properties also were popular. The highest price achieved on the day was £435,000 for a development site on Argyle Street, central Cambridge which includes two storage spaces and a workshop close to Mill Road.The more unusual lots also sold well. For example, 4.75 acres of mature woodland, suitable for amenity use near Wethersfield, Essex, was sold for £63,000, well over its guide price of £45,000.Ian Kitson, Director, Cheffins said, “The March sale showed that there is still good demand for sensibly priced property throughout the region, despite the current political landscape. This shows the growing popularity of the auction room as a go-to situation to purchase property and the confidence in the regional market.”The next property auction is on Wednesday 19th June.Ian Kitson barns Cheffins Cheffins auction Director May 29, 2019The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Market confidence shown at Cheffins’ Auction previous nextAgencies & PeopleMarket confidence shown at Cheffins’ AuctionThe Negotiator29th May 20190182 Viewslast_img read more

first_imgHome » News » Associations & Bodies » Final programme announced for NAEA Propertymark Conference previous nextAssociations & BodiesFinal programme announced for NAEA Propertymark ConferenceSpeakers at the London conference, which takes place in a month, include well-known names from Trading Standards, Law Society and Knight Frank.Sheila Manchester21st January 20200550 Views There is only one month left to go until the NAEA Propertymark Conference which will be held on 27th February 2020, in London.Home buying and selling policy leader at MHCLG, Matt Prior has been confirmed to speak at the NAEA Propertymark National Conference in February this year. He will offer an update on policy initiatives and insights into the Government’s priorities.This year’s line-up will also see James Munro (left), Head of Trading Standards will give an update on the future of referral fees and Paul Tenant, Chief Executive of The Law Society and former housing industry innovator explain his vision and ambition for the housing market.The Head of UK Residential Research at Knight Frank, Grainne Gilmore (below) is set to provide attendees with her key findings and advice for the year ahead by taking agents behind the headlines of the property market.Sally Bundock, host of Business Live on BBC News and BBC World News will be chairing the conference for the fourth year.Taking place on 27th February 2020 the conference is relocating to 133 Houndsditch in London to cater for the increasing number of attendees. The day offers agents the opportunity to network with industry peers and update themselves on important industry issues, as well as being offered guidance from experts in their field.Lauren Scott, President, NAEA Propertymark (left), said, “Agents face an exciting year with political uncertainty finally coming to an end and housing legislation hopefully now taking priority.“The annual Conference provides a great opportunity for agents to learn from peers and brush up on their knowledge ahead of what is shaping up to be a positive year for the entire industry. We have an impressive line-up of speakers confirmed so I can’t wait to welcome everyone next month.”Find out more.Sally Bundock NAEA Propertymark Lauren Scott Grainne Gilmore James Munro Trading Standards January 21, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

first_imgEstate agents hoping to sell their businesses have until the Spring budget to get deals over the line or face a 45% CGT tax.The measure is rumoured to be on Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s tax-raising list, one of many he’s expected to announce in order to recoup the £300 billion he’s spent nursing the economy through Covid.The warning has been made by estate agency corporate the Leaders Romans Group, which has been busy during 2020 hoovering up competitor businesses.This has seen it take on 200 staff, 6,000 extra managed properties, 20 new branches in existing strongholds but also new territories in South Wales and North and East London.AcquisitionsThe companies are Moginie James, Scott Fraser, Outlook Property and most recently, Lenwell, its busiest year for acquisitions since Leaders and Romans became one four years ago.But the company says Sunak’s tax raid could bring this kind of industry consolidation to an abrupt end.The chancellor wants to raise the CGT paid by business owners selling up from 20% to 45%.“Such heavy taxes would of course play on the mind of those looking to complete transactions, and it is obviously extremely financially beneficial to do so before the proposed tax rate reform is potentially introduced,” says Matthew Light, Director of Group Mergers and Acquisitions at LRG.“We at LRG are still open to further acquisition opportunities and will of course explore viability ahead of next March, but depending on the proposed changes, time could be of the essence – even for businesses such as ours that can finalise deals quickly.”leader romans group scott fraser outlook property lenwell Moginie James Matthew Light LRG December 14, 2020Nigel LewisOne commentJames Thompson, Borrels Borrels 14th December 2020 at 9:42 amAfter the banking crisis the value of independent well manged letting agencies soared as investors competed for the safe, guaranteed income that portfolios create.Inventors currently outside the industry are making similar noises now. Agency values are highly likely to increase and it is highly unlikely that CGT/ share sales won’t have relief levels or caps in the future.I have no doubt that those taking the bait that now is the best time to sell up will be underselling themselves.Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » CGT hike for agency sales to “stop industry consolidation in its tracks” previous nextAgencies & PeopleCGT hike for agency sales to “stop industry consolidation in its tracks”Leaders Romans Group says agents wishing to sell their businesses should consider Rishi Sunak’s expected tax hike in March.Nigel Lewis14th December 20201 Comment1,992 Viewslast_img read more

first_img View post tag: News by topic Industry news View post tag: port View post tag: sign View post tag: agreement View post tag: Commissioners May 3, 2011 At a special Commission Meeting, Monday, May 2, Port Corpus Christi Commissioners signed an agreement for the sale of its Ingleside Facility (former U.S. Naval Station Ingleside) to Canyon Supply & Logistics, LLC.The agreement signed by both parties was for the sale of 798 acres at former U.S. Naval Station Ingleside (NSI) with a purchase price of $75,831,604.00. As part of the sales agreement, Canyon Supply & Logistics, LLC has 10 business days to deposit $1M of earnest money. Canyon will have until September 15, 2011 to complete all their feasibility studies, surveys, due diligences, to present a down payment of $24 million, and sign a 10 year promissory note for the balance. “Port Commissioners and staff continue to work with Canyon Supply and Logistics, LLC to finalize the sale of former U.S. Naval Station Ingleside. We are confident they fit the model of the master development plan for the facility,” said Mike Carrell, Chairman, Port Commission.Canyon Supply and Logistics, LLC is a special service purpose company that supports the oil and gas production companies in the Western Gulf of Mexico. Canyon will develop the industrial part of the facility for off-shore logistics for the oil and gas industry and anticipates providing 2500 jobs within five years. As part of the sales agreement Canyon Supply & Logistics, LLC, will have an option to purchase an additional 105 acres in the center of the base property which currently contains– Immediate Release –Monday, May 2, 2011living quarters, galley, and college facilities which could function in support of the activity Canyon Supply & Logistics, LLC expects to perform at the wharf area.U.S. Naval Station Ingleside was designated for closure under the Base Realignment and Closure Act of 2005 resulting in the departure of the Navy on April 30, 2010. On that date, ownership of the base reverted to the Port of Corpus Christi Authority. The U.S. Naval Station Ingleside encompasses 483 acres with more than 70 state-of-the-art buildings, including: warehouse facilities, office and administrative offices, barracks, fitness and recreation facilities, a capital-class pier and wharf area, and much more. The Port has also included 435 acres of green field property bordering the base to be incorporated in the development project.About Port Corpus ChristiThe primary economic engine of the Coastal Bend, Port Corpus Christi is one of the 10 largest ports in the United States in total tonnage. The Port’s mission statement is to “serve as a regional economic development catalyst while protecting and enhancing its existing industrial base and simultaneously working to diversify its international maritime cargo business.” Strategically located on the western Gulf of Mexico, with a straight, 45’ deep channel, the Port provides quick access to the Gulf and the entire United States inland waterway system. The Port delivers outstanding access to overland transportation with on-site and direct connections to three Class-1 railroads and uncongested interstate and state highways. The Port is protected by a state-of-the-art security department and an award-winning Environmental Management System. With outstanding management and operations staff, Port Corpus Christi is clearly “More Than You Can Sea.”[mappress]Source: portofcc, May 3, 2011; View post tag: Corpus View post tag: facilitycenter_img View post tag: Navy USA: Port Corpus Christi Commissioners Sign Agreement for Sale of its Ingleside Facility View post tag: Ingleside View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Port Corpus Christi Commissioners Sign Agreement for Sale of its Ingleside Facility View post tag: Christi View post tag: Sale Share this articlelast_img read more

first_img Industry news View post tag: Vietnam Project 636 Kilo diesel-electric submarine built for export was launched on Aug 28 at JSC Admiralteyskie Verfi shipyard…(rusnavy)[mappress]Source: Russian Navy, August 29, 2012 View post tag: 636 View post tag: built View post tag: Russian Share this article View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval Russian Shipyard Launches Project 636 Submarine Built for Vietnam Back to overview,Home naval-today Russian Shipyard Launches Project 636 Submarine Built for Vietnam View post tag: project View post tag: shipyard View post tag: launches View post tag: submarine August 29, 2012 View post tag: Navylast_img read more

first_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: Officers View post tag: share View post tag: Navy Training & Education View post tag: Australian View post tag: Chinese View post tag: News by topic Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today Chinese, Australian Naval Officers Share Counter-Piracy Lessons View post tag: Lessons December 24, 2012 Chinese, Australian Naval Officers Share Counter-Piracy Lessons View post tag: Counter-Piracy Chinese and Australian naval officers shared their experiences in the conduct of counter-piracy operations in the Middle East Area of Operations at a roundtable meeting on thursday.Rear Admiral Zhou Xu-Ming Commander of the Chinese Naval Task Group and the commanding officers of three visiting People’s Liberation Army-Navy (PLA-N) ships met with the Acting Commander of the Australian Fleet Commodore Jonathan Mead, AM, and Commodore Greg Sammut, CSC, at Garden Island in Sydney.Australia’s Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, said the visit was an opportunity for the Royal Australian Navy and the PLA-N to share lessons learnt during their counter-piracy patrols.“China and Australia have a shared interest in keeping maritime trade routes free and secure. In doing so we protect the economic prosperity of our nations and contribute to the security of the global maritime trading system,” Vice Admiral Griggs said.“I welcome the continued opportunity for our navies to share their experiences today as we exchange lessons learned in the conduct of counter-piracy operations,” Vice Admiral Griggs said.The PLA-N ship visit is one of a number of defence engagement activities conducted this year to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Australia and the People’s Republic of China.“Over the past few years Australia has been committed to developing strong and positive defence relations with China,” Vice Admiral Griggs said.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, December 24, 2012; Image: Royal Australian Navylast_img read more

first_img View post tag: Tribute Share this article Sri Lanka: Nation Pays Tribute to War Heroes The national war heroes commemoration ceremony was held at the Ranawiru Monument at the Parliamentary Grounds in Battaramulla on 18th May 2013. On behalf of the nation, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, His Excellency the President Mahinda Rajapaksa paid floral tribute in honour of the war heroes who paid the supreme sacrifice in the defence of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Motherland.A two-minute silence was observed and religious blessings were invoked on the war heroes in gratitude to the sacrifices they had made for the nation.It was followed by the Prime Minister, DM Jayaratna, governors, members of the parliament and ministers led by Senior Minister, Rathnasiri Wickramanayake, Presidents Secretary, Lalith Weerathunga, Defence Secretary, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonetileke, Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage, Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Harsha Abeywickrama , IGP of police, NK Illangakoon, Chairperson of the Ranaviru Seva Authority, Mrs. Padma Wettewa and the close relations of the war heroes.The event concluded with the Last Post being sung in tribute to the war heroes as the commemorative flame was lit while the children of the war heroes paid their tribute holding lit candles in memory of their beloved fathers and mothers.[mappress]Press Release, May 20, 2013 View post tag: Defence Training & Education View post tag: Defense View post tag: Heroes View post tag: nationcenter_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic May 20, 2013 View post tag: War Back to overview,Home naval-today Sri Lanka: Nation Pays Tribute to War Heroes View post tag: Pays View post tag: Navallast_img read more