Estate agents look to self-employment as a route into prime markets

“Many thought that the Covid-19 pandemic and financial uncertainty would lessen the appeal of a self-employment model,” says Fine & Country boss Nicky Stevenson, but “it seems that it is having the opposite impact as the situation has challenged many within the industry to rethink their business and future.”

Estate agents must wear masks in offices

Estate agents “will be expected to wear masks while working in their high street offices”, confirms Propertymark following the latest tightening of Coronavirus-thwarting measures.

RICS chief Bolton King steps down

Peter Bolton King has “semi-retired” from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, after nearly nine years as Global Residential Director.