‘Agents do not need degrees’ – safeagent comments

The debate about qualifications for estate agents continues to divide opinion. Baroness Fox of Buckley recently commented during a House of Lords debate that she felt estate agents’ degrees are not necessary. This follows Matthew Pennycook, Labour’s shadow housing minister, tabling an amendment to the Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill requiring estate agents to have […]

Safeagent appoints new chair of the board

John Midgley has been appointed as chair of safeagent’s board of directors. John has been a valued member of the safeagent board since 2014 and replaces outgoing chair Sheila Drew Smith, who has retired. John is hugely knowledgeable about the private rented sector (PRS). He retired from Touchstone in 2017, a company he joined as […]

Safegent firms set to benefit from tie-up with insurance broker

Safeagent has appointed Howden as its preferred insurance broker. The international insurance broking group will work with safeagent to ensure accredited firms can benefit from its broad spectrum of insurance products and services. Howden will provide safeagent firms with a package solution for their insurance needs, including property, business interruption, public and employers’ liability cover, […]

Spring Budget 2024 – Safeagent reaction

During today’s Budget statement, the Chancellor announced the abolition of the furnished holiday lettings scheme from 6 April 2025. The higher rate of capital gains tax on property sales will also be reduced from 28 to 24 per cent from next month. Reflecting on today’s news, safeagent’s chief executive, Isobel Thomson, said: “The abolition of […]