Online agent reported to watchdog over ‘misleading’ ads for parcels of land

first_imgHome » News » Online agent reported to watchdog over ‘misleading’ ads for parcels of land previous nextRegulation & LawOnline agent reported to watchdog over ‘misleading’ ads for parcels of landLondon Property Sales and Consultants promises not to repeat claims made in ad about access to land.Nigel Lewis25th July 201801,060 Views An agent based in London that specialises in land and property for investment purposes has been reported to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) after a member of the public complained about one of its online ads.Exclusive Property Sales and Consultants sells land, commercial and residential investment opportunities and has an address at serviced offices near Victoria railway station. It describes itself as an online agent.‘Misleading’ adIt was referred to the watchdog because, it was claimed, its advertisement for several parcels of land in the Home Counties could have been construed as misleading.The property advertisement was seen both on its own website and on Rightmove and Zoopla and, the complainant told the ASA, did not make it clear that access to the parcels of land for sale was only either on foot or by tractor/4×4 via third party land.“We brought these concerns to the advertiser’s attention,” the ASA says.“It agreed to amend the ads and remove any statements about the access or use of the land.”Following the informal agreement between the ASA and Exclusive Property Sales and Consultants, the offending ad appears to have now been removed from the company’s listings.Read more about recent ASA adjudications.    London Property Sales and Consultants online agent advertising standards authority ASA July 25, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

 

Campaigners call for MPs to return £42 million made on property sales

first_imgHome » News » Campaigners call for MPs to return £42 million made on property sales previous nextRegulation & LawCampaigners call for MPs to return £42 million made on property salesScandal claimed as report by national newspaper reveals extraordinary profits made by 160 MPs on sales of tax-payer funded homes.Nigel Lewis10th April 201901,882 Views MPs are in hot water again over the profits they make selling tax-payer subsidised homes.The Daily Mirror has today published a list of 160 MPs who have sold homes for a total profit of £42 million, generated partly via Parliament’s discredited expenses system which allows them to claim interest payments on their second home mortgages.The average profit made per sale was £255,000 although 20 of the MPs made more than £500,000 in gross profit.Several high-profile MPs are named in the report including one potential future Conservative leader – Environment Secretary Michael Gove who made a £870, 000 gross profit selling two homes.Others include Sir Graham Brady, Chair of the powerful 1922 Committee, and former Culture Secretary Maria Miller.LossesNot all politicians in the report have raked it in – three Labour MPs made a loss on their property sales including former Home Secretary Jacqui Smith.Parliamentary expenses reformers have called on the rules to be changed and for MPs to return any profits they derive from selling taxpayer-funded properties, as former Liberal Democrat Nick Clegg did in 2011 when he sold his second home for £40,000 more than he bought it for.“It’s an open and shut case, of course they should pay it back,” says former MP and journalist Martin Bell (pictured).“There is the spirit of the law, why are they making a personal profit from allowances which they receive from the taxpayer? In this case they very clearly are.“Most people would agree. It is public money that has been spent and it gives quite the wrong impression if MPs make a profit in that way.”Read the report in full. Michael Gove MP’s expenses scandal April 10, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

 

What will Reapit do now Barker has stepped down?

first_imgReapit has announced that it is to embark on a significant buying spree to acquire other companies following the decision by its CEO Gary Barker to step down.As we reported yesterday, Barker is to join Launch B, a new proptech start-up set up by Purplebricks founder Michael Bruce due to launch officially later this year, although more details are expected in the next few weeks.But Reapit has come out fighting following Barker’s departure, aware that its success in recent years has been attributable in part to Barker’s energy and drive.The company says expansion will now come from organic and strategic mergers and acquisitions activity.Although no date has been set for Barker’s departure from Reapit, he is to hand over the reins immediately to interim CEO Adrian Gill while the search for a new leader is completed.“I am extremely proud of everything we’ve accomplished as a team at Reapit,” says Barker. “We have grown from a regional solution to a global player that, through industry-leading solutions like the Foundations platform, has brought unmatched innovation to how estate agencies run and grow their businesses.“To that end, we have never stopped championing better, more open proptech solutions for estate agents and through the innovation of Foundations for example, have done exactly that. Now there is an opportunity for me to do that again with another brand.“To me, this is not goodbye as I will not only remain as a supportive shareholder of Reapit, but my new company has already signed up to Foundations. The PropTech revolution is now in full swing.”Reapit has won The Negotiator’s Gold Prize at The Negotiator Awards for “Best Agency Software” for three consecutive years.Launch B gary barker Kenny Bruce Michael Bruce Reapit July 15, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » What will Reapit do now Barker has stepped down? previous nextProptechWhat will Reapit do now Barker has stepped down?The company’s CEO has been a driving force within the property software firm for over 15 years, and there are signs it may be taking a new direction following his departure.Nigel Lewis15th July 202001,394 Viewslast_img read more

 

Awesome August for Auction House

first_imgAuction House sales were boosted in August as supply improved and demand remained high during the traditionally slack holiday month. There were sales of 90 lots from 124 offered at a steady success rate of 73% (72.6%) with £12.4m (£12,421,000) raised.This year’s result was more than two-thirds up on 2019 – proof of the higher activity level and strengthening performance of the sector.Commenting on the month, Founding Director Roger Lake said, “What we are experiencing now is a perfect window of opportunity for sellers. Indeed, there are three key reasons why those with surplus properties should get them entered into our forthcoming auctions in September, October and November.He went on, “Firstly, the auctions market is buoyant; selling prices have risen and buyers are plentiful. This is undoubtedly in part down to the current Stamp Duty holiday,“Secondly, commentators are suggesting that potential changes to Capital Gains Tax may soon be announced.“Thirdly, past experience shows that vacant properties can deteriorate significantly during the winter months – and therefore our best advice is to sell before the weather breaks.”www.auctionhouse.co.uk Stamp Duty holiday Roger Lake auction Auction House auctioneers capital gains tax October 1, 2020Jenny van BredaWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Auctions news » Awesome August for Auction House previous nextAuctions newsAwesome August for Auction HouseThe Negotiator1st October 20200110 Viewslast_img read more

 

USS Nimitz Conducts Career Fair

first_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Career View post tag: Defence July 24, 2013 Training & Education Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) conducted a career fair on the ship’s aft mess decks July 21.“One of the Navy career counselors jobs is to provide information to the crew,” said Chief Navy Counselor Dean Miller, a career counselor aboard Nimitz. “One of the most successful ways to accomplish that task is to hold a career fair. We floated the idea up the chain of command, who were receptive and supportive of this combined event, and were given the green light.”Volunteers for the event taught Sailors about opportunities to advance their careers through commissioning programs, educational opportunities and special assignments that include recruiting and instructor duties.“If Sailors are interested in molding the future of the Navy as an instructor, I want to encourage them to do that,” said Chief Electronics Technician Timothy Hoover, an administrative leading chief petty officer for the “Blue Diamonds” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 146 currently embarked with Nimitz.Another opportunity Sailors had the chance to learn about was serving at Recruit Training Command (RTC), helping to mold newly recruited Sailors at the Navy’s only enlisted boot camp.“Depending on a Sailor’s paygrade, serving as a recruit division commander (RDC) can help advance their career a lot,” said Chief Yeoman Joel Campbell, a former RDC at RTC.Sailors seeking to serve in special operations forces or in the explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) field were guided on paths they would need to take to be eligible for those duties.“I really enjoy talking to the EOD guys,” said Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Joseph Janelle, a Sailor who visited the career fair. “I’ve been trying for EOD. They’re helping me out with that.”The event was conducted on a Sunday, with many of Nimitz’ Sailors off duty for holiday routine. This allowed for many Sailors to take their time and visit multiple stations at the fair.“There are two things that are a prime commodity for an aircraft carrier: time and space” said Miller. “We were able to nail down a space and a time that would maximize the use of talent on board and reach the majority of the crew. This was truly a combined effort.”Sailors from a variety of different ratings and paygrades advised the participants. These volunteers offered the participants pamphlets, instruction and advice.“This is a nice forum for young Sailors wanting to do something beyond what they’re doing here on the ship,” said Hoover. “It helps them decide what they want for their future in the Navy.”With participation from Sailors with experience from many different opportunities and assignments, Nimitz’ career fair provided the crew with information on how to make the most of their futures.“We’re allowing Sailors to benefit from the experience of people who have done certain jobs,” said Hoover. “Holding career fairs like this in the Navy is important.”“Sometimes we tend to forget about taking time out of our schedule to talk about our careers because we are so focused on the mission,” said Miller. “This career fair offered an opportunity to have subject matter experts provide answers to the crew. We wanted to highlight the incredible jobs the Navy has to offer when it is your time to roll to shore duty.”Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom.[mappress]Press Release, July 24, 2013 View post tag: Naval USS Nimitz Conducts Career Fair View post tag: Navycenter_img View post tag: conducts View post tag: Defense View post tag: USS Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Nimitz Conducts Career Fair View post tag: Nimitz View post tag: Fair Share this articlelast_img read more

 

USS Freedom Docks in Guam

first_img Training & Education USS Freedom Docks in Guam Share this article December 2, 2013center_img The littoral combat ship, USS Freedom (LCS 1), arrived in Guam, the furthest western U.S. territory, as part of her return transit across the Pacific Ocean, Nov. 29.While the crew will have time to rest, relax and reset, Freedom will receive fuel and supplies for the next underway period as the ship wraps up a maiden overseas deployment to Southeast Asia that began last March.Over the past several months, Freedom has worked with many regional navies that operate comparable-sized ships during a series of port visits, exercises, and exchanges. These engagements directly support the Asia-Pacific rebalance and further reinforced cooperation and interoperability among the Navy’s partners and allies throughout Southeast Asia.Prior to arriving in Guam, Freedom conducted a passing exercise (PASSEX) with the Bangladesh navy ship BNS Somudro Joy (F 28), supported humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HA/DR) efforts in the Philippines, as part of Operation Damayan, and conducted a port call in Muara, Brunei.USS Freedom’s first rotational deployment to Southeast Asia began March 1, when the ship departed San Diego and commenced a Pacific Ocean transit that included port visits in Hawaii, Guam and Manila. Freedom used Singapore as a logistics and maintenance hub between April 18 and Nov. 16, during which she participated in the International Maritime Defence Exhibition (IMDEX), three phases of the bilateral naval exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) with Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei, and the multinational exercise Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training (SEACAT). During port visits, Freedom hosted thousands visitors from throughout Southeast Asia.[mappress]Press Release, December 02, 2013 Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Freedom Docks in Guam last_img read more

 

UK: BMT Fleet Technology Appoints New President

first_imgDarcy joins BMT from General Dynamics Canada where he held the post of Director of Business Development for Naval Programs and Project Management. There, he was responsible for the strategic planning, opportunity identification and pursuit for all naval programs and for the promotion of General Dynamics’ capabilities to the Canadian Department of National Defence.With over 30 years’ experience in the management of defence projects, Darcy’s previous assignments included requirements analysis, design development and review, cost control monitoring and contract compliance.With a dual Masters in Naval Architecture and Mechanical Engineering from MIT and a degree in Physics and Oceanography from Royal Roads Military College, he served in the Royal Canadian Navy as a Marine Systems Engineering Officer, a Ship Naval Architect and an Engineering Manager. Darcy is a member of the Project Management Institute, and a past President of the Ottawa Branch of the Canadian Institute of Marine Engineers.Commenting on his new appointment, Darcy Byrtus says: ““I am looking forward to working with the team at BMT Fleet Technology and its clients to continue delivering leading edge engineering, research and management services to the defence, oil and gas and shipbuilding industries.”David Bright, BMT’s Sector Director for Defence comments: “We are pleased to welcome Darcy to BMT, in an appointment that will continue to support our position in the global defence market. Darcy brings with him a wealth of knowledge in the project management of complex defence projects which will no doubt be invaluable to BMT’s future development plans.”[mappress]Press Release, March 20, 2014; Image: BMT View post tag: UK Industry news View post tag: New View post tag: Naval View post tag: BMT Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: BMT Fleet Technology Appoints New President View post tag: Navy View post tag: fleet View post tag: News by topic View post tag: President View post tag: appoints BMT FLEET TECHNOLOGYBMT Fleet Technology Ltd (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, the leading international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has announced the appointment of Darcy Byrtus as President. Share this article March 20, 2014 UK: BMT Fleet Technology Appoints New President View post tag: Technologylast_img read more

 

HMS St Albans to Support America’s Cup Race

first_img Royal Navy’s HMS St Albans will act as the guard ship for the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series event hosted in Portsmouth later this month.The frigate’s presence is just one of several ways in which the Navy has announced its support of the international race series, due to begin on July 23.HMS St Albans will precede the Parade of Sail of the international racing yachts on First Thursday – June 23 – before the AC45 foiling catamarans began their four days of racing. They will also be flanked by the navy’s P2000 class vessels HMS Dasher and HMS Express who will assist with traffic management around the arena.Image: Royal Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today HMS St Albans to Support America’s Cup Race HMS St Albans to Support America’s Cup Race View post tag: HMS St Albans View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Race View post tag: europe View post tag: Cupcenter_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: America Authorities Share this article July 10, 2015 View post tag: Navallast_img read more

 

Spanish minehunter joins NATO’s SNMCMG2

first_img View post tag: ESPS Duero Spanish Navy minehunter ESPS Duero departed Cartagena, Spain to join the standing NATO mine countermeasures group two.Duero and her crew are scheduled to spend over two months with the international group before heading home in April.During this deployment in the Mediterranean and Black Seas, the ship will participate in the multinational exercise Poseidon and, on her way back to Spain, Duero will take part in exercise Ariadne in Greek waters.In addition to taking part in the exercises, Duero will provide support to operation Sea Guardian, a new NATO mission intended to boost maritime domain awareness and the protection of the maritime environment against possible terrorist activities.ESPS Duero is the fifth of overall six Segura-class minehunters. The GRP-hulled vessels are 55 meters long and have a complement of 42. January 26, 2017 Back to overview,Home naval-today Spanish minehunter joins NATO’s SNMCMG2 View post tag: SNMCMG2 Authoritiescenter_img View post tag: Spanish Navy Spanish minehunter joins NATO’s SNMCMG2 View post tag: NATO Share this articlelast_img read more

 

US Navy ends search for Japanese F-35A in the Pacific

first_img View post tag: F-35A View post tag: JMSDF View post tag: US Navy Photo: US Navy file photo of a cable-controlled undersea recovery vehicle (CURV-21) View post tag: JASDF The US Navy is concluding its support for the search and recovery operations of the Japanese F-35A fighter jet that went missing over the Pacific, off Misawa Air Base on April 9.A US Navy salvage team aboard the contracted vessel DSCV Van Gogh completed its mission after locating debris from the downed JASDF F-35A.Working with JSDF forces, the salvage team deployed a US Navy remotely operated vehicle, CURV 21, to survey the area where debris was located.Prior to the salvage team mission, guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) and multiple P-8A Poseidon aircraft joined JSDF-led search efforts from Apr. 9-17, covering more than 5,000 square nautical miles.The plane crashed during a regular training mission. Parts of the jet’s tail fin were recovered shortly after the accident. Japan’s defense minister confirmed to reporters that parts of the plane’s data recorder had been found but the recorder’s memory is yet to be retrieved. Share this articlelast_img read more