London’s biggest independently-owned estate agency, Dexters, faced criticism for keeping some staff in branches on the first day of the Covid-19 lockdown last week. The firm has since shuttered all offices, keeping just a skeleton crew of senior director in two “secure premises” to service emergency needs and keep the business running…
Teams from Greystar, SAY Consulting, deverellsmith, and Be Original have launched Do Some Good, encouraging the property industry to pledge support for NHS and healthcare workers on the front line of the Covid-19 battle.
Britain’s biggest property portal suspends its final 2019 dividend, telling shareholders that it is “taking appropriate measures” to mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on its bottom line – but that it is “unable to quantify” the financial impact at this stage.
Left out of the original Coronavirus Business Rates exemption scheme, the Government has now confirmed that estate agents with rateable properties will not have to pay any Business Rates for a year from 1st April.