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How to protect yourself from being ‘gazumped’
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How to protect yourself from being ‘gazumped’

April 5th, 2019

There are few conversations more upsetting for buyers or sellers than those where an estate agent breaks it to them that the other party has pulled out of a sale. Sometimes it’s because of a poor survey, sometimes a better offer, or sometimes – most frustratingly of all – there’s no obvious reason. And sales […]


Is gazundering back?

March 28th, 2019

Last-minute reduced offers are an increasing worry for home sellers - especially in the South East (but you can take steps to stop it)


Property services industry leaders join forces to help estate agencies through a volatile market [Press Release]

March 20th, 2019

Several of the country’s market-leading software and service providers seek to drive growth for estate agencies through the newly formed Innovation Collaboration Group, providing limited-time free training to its members via Agency Mentors. London,6 March 2019 – Leaders in the PropTech and property services market have joined forces to start the Innovation Collaboration Group (ICG) […]


Reservation Agreement firm claims it “entirely eliminates” fall throughs

March 19th, 2019

An industry provider of reservation agreements says its services can “entirely eliminate” fall throughs and reduce failed transactions “to almost zero.” PropTech firm Gazeal says a recent survey showing that one in six transactions currently fall through – with almost a quarter of them down to buyers failing to raise the funds they require for their chosen […]


Improving the home buying, selling and conveyancing process

June 13th, 2018

The home buying and selling process in England and Wales is fundamentally flawed and has come under great scrutiny in the last year, however, this spotlight offers an unparalleled window of opportunity to radically improve the process. Ownership of land has its roots in the Anglo-Saxon system transformed by William the Conqueror after 1066, and many […]


How to stop buyers pulling out of a deal

June 4th, 2018

The cost of a collapsed property sale has hit nearly £3,000, but what makes buyers pull out and can you stop it? One in five home sellers has seen the sale of their home collapseOn average, a sale falling through costs sellers a staggering £2,727 More than 300,000 property transactions collapse every year Moving house is […]


One click and it’s sold!

May 31st, 2018

New platform allows ‘instant’ buy to let sales. A new online platform claims agents can now offer people a chance to buy a property with, literally, just one click of the mouse – automatically triggering the financing, purchasing, conveyancing and even the furnishing of the home. The arrangement involves putting the property into a company […]


Broken property transactions cost sellers more than £400m a year

May 14th, 2018

Home sellers in the UK lose more than £400m in each year due to buyers ditching deals last minute, research revealed today, with 65 per cent of adults backing non-refundable deposits to commit both sides earlier in the process. The survey was conducted by HomeOwnersAlliance, and polling firm YouGov. It found that more than […]


Will voluntary reservations work if they are not given teeth?

April 26th, 2018

The Government’s reaction to its Call for Evidence into improving the home buying and selling process is commendable but will this impetus ever be put into practice? At least the (latest) new housing minister appears intent on establishing agreements between buyers and sellers – something that my own firm, Gazeal, was actually established to do. […]


Will Reservation Agreements Prevent Buyers from being Gazumped?

April 23rd, 2018

Movements are being made by the Government to remove the possibility of gazumping by encouraging the agreement of a reservation. This call for voluntary reservation agreements has prompted more definite action from companies such as Gazeal, the property technology business. They have introduced a legally binding contract for buyers and sellers to sign at the […]



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