Joe Slavin, chief executive, fish4 says: “fish4homes continually strives to provide the highest quality service to its network of clients. Because Tesco is one of the UK’s biggest and most widely-recognised brands, we initially felt that involvement in the Tesco Property Market initiative would give our new and existing customers’Continue Reading

No, it’s not what you think. This is the property pin-up, the gorgeous Louisa Fletcher who I shared the BBc Breakfast sofa with in June. Louisa’s Automated Valuation Model (AVM) is one of the most accurate around. PropertyPriceAdvice had got together with Fish4 but is now the power behind theContinue Reading

With no announcement and little fanfare, the Tesco Property Website has gone ‘live’. As expected, it has a nationwide database of about 400,000 properties for sale (supplied by Fish4 and Smart New Homes)which supports a “FSBO” or For Sale By Owner offering at £199. Tesco will provide a For SaleContinue Reading

Hard on the heels of news that Tesco, the UK’s largest retailer, is plotting to take on high street solicitors by launching a property conveyancing service comes intense speculation that they are also about to launch a service for house sellers. Using the newly acquired technology company Hikso, which theyContinue Reading

Earlier this summer Savills launched The Grove onto the market in Cambridge. A good 6 bed 2 bath house with about an acre of garden including planning consent for a new five bed house. Not a typical Cambridge property but in the right part of town and available in twoContinue Reading

An international elite is pricing British citizens out of the housing market with the help of government tax breaks for foreigners living in the country, figures reveal. More than half of London’s multimillion-pound houses are now bought by “nondoms” (nondomiciles) who, unlike most British citizens, are able to use offshoreContinue Reading

Talks are described as at an ‘advanced stage’ between two of the best names in the agency world. Lane Fox, a relative newcomer, is in merger talks with Strutt & Parker who were founded over 120 years ago to create a  50 office rival to the biggest national firms. TheContinue Reading

The long awaited HIPs (Home Information Packs) are coming this June 1st but surprisingly only 45% of British homeowners actually know what they mean! A fish4homes poll reveals a worrying third (36%) think HIPs is a new strain of hayfever allergy whilst 1 in 10 (9%) believe it relates toContinue Reading

During the rumbustious debate today in the House of Commons on the Tory motion to scrap Home Information Packs, the shadow environment spokesman suggested that “the countries largest HiPs provider (Spicer Haart) has confirmed that they only have enough Domestic Energy Assessors to undertake 40% of their work”. It remainsContinue Reading

The watered-down home information packs that will be mandatory from June 1 focus on energy-efficiency ratings.Jon Nealelooks at the implications and puts three British homes to the test On a remote ridge in the Welsh Marches, a surveyor is hard at work, tape measure in hand. But this is noContinue Reading