Purplebricks faces legal challenge over employment status

More than 100 Purplebricks workers claim that they were wrongly classed as self-employed by the hybrid estate agency, so missed out on holiday pay and pension contributions. They’re preparing legal action that could be worth up to £100m.

Prime London estate agency Bective relaunches under new management

Bective – formerly Bective Leslie Marsh – has relaunched its six branches under the management of Dexters alumni Thomas Dainty and Craig Tonkin, and ownership of European real estate giant Ghelamco. The agency has declared “a strong mission to dominate the capital’s sales and letting market”.