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Which? finds varying valuations

Which? reveals property valuations can vary by as much as 125,000 in an expose inviting 56 estate agents to value 14 properties across England last December.

In six of the 14 homes, the difference between the highest and lowest value given was 25 per cent.

Both undervaluing and overvaluing were rife problems, with agents attempting to lock in customers before offering more realistic values, or undervaluing to make a quick sale, resulting in the customer losing out.


Clarkson Hill announces 36 per cent rise in turnover

Clarkson Hill, the mortgage and investment IFA, has announced a 36 per cent rise in turnover in its results for the six months to January 31, 2005.Turnover is now 3.8m, from 2.8m in 2004, the number of advisers up 36 per cent from 149 to 203, with 8 small companies of IFAs being introduced to […]

Stick of rock

Carl Stick tells Philip Scott how long-term thinking is the secret to the success of the 476m Rathbone income fund.


Lifetime Isa – how it works

According to George Osborne “people like Isas – because they’re simple”. Fiona Tait is not convinced… Contributions & bonuses What he said: “From April 2017, anyone under the age of 40 will be able to open a Lifetime Isa and save up to £4,000 each year. And for every £4 you save, the Government will […]


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