Rightmove called on to ‘reveal its new deal’ before fees reduction ends

first_imgHome » News » COVID-19 news » Rightmove called on to ‘reveal its new deal’ before fees reduction ends previous nextCOVID-19 newsRightmove called on to ‘reveal its new deal’ before fees reduction endsLondon agent who heads up one of the four ‘say no to Rightmove’ groups urges agents to email their reps this morning and demand to know the portal’s plans.Nigel Lewis23rd June 20201 Comment694 Views A leading member of the ‘say not to Rightmove’ campaign has urged agents to write to the portal’s reps today to ask whether it plans to offer them a better deal before its Coronavirus 75% listing fee reduction period ends at the end of the month.The portal has been tight-lipped since its March decision to offer the reduction deal, many believe as it waits to see how many agents have, or are threatening to, leave.North London agent Murray Lee has sent an email to the campaigning group he heads up with fellow London agent Alan Goldin, publishing the text he plans to send his two reps this morning in a ‘final push’ before the deadline arrives.Lee is keen for agents to pressurise Rightmove to come off the fence as soon as possible and let them know what its pricing plan is before the expected hike takes place when the portal returns to charging fees again.He says many agents have been told by reps that ‘maybe something is being prepared’ to appease the thousands of estate agents who support the four different campaigns that have come together to coordinate a unified response.“From my, and many others point of view, we need to know where we stand now,” his rep letter says.“Unless you can assure me/us that we will not be penalised by delaying, I and the same others, will be handing in our notice this week, in plenty time for the months’ notice required.“We appreciate the feeds but just don’t appreciate the charges and the manner in which we are treated.“Let’s stop dancing around the maypole and tell us what (if anything) is going to be offered in time before the discount is over.”  June 23, 2020Nigel LewisOne commentAndrew Stanton, CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist 23rd June 2020 at 7:07 amEight days and counting and the silence from Rightmove is deafening. Instead of listening to or even trying to communicate with thousands of disgruntled estate agents, this Behemoth has chosen like many who have gone before to believe it is mightier than those who pay its invoices.It is a questionable model, with the property market likely to take a bath at the end of quarter three, and costs being uppermost in the minds of those running agency businesses, to adopt a ‘silent approach’ may well cost this company dearly.Yes, Rightmove did discount fees, but given that not a lot of inventory was listed in the 13-week lockdown period, it was not really of great benefit, and the central problem that Rightmove has – charging far too much, has not gone away.Especially as now agents and the general public have a lot more choice on the horizon with fresher and far cheaper or zero cost portals entering the arena. Rightmove would do well to remember the customer is always king, and it is the agents who pay to keep those Rightmove doors open, failure to engage can seriously damage a company’s share price and it’s reputation moving forward.Log in to ReplyWhat’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 2021last_img read more

Balliol’s last hurrah over New pretenders

first_imgNew 1Balliol 3The age-old dilemma of many a top flight club – to enjoy a cup run or focus solely on staving off relegation – was epitomised in Balliol’s season of mixed fortunes. In the end they will probably settle for the glory of a Cuppers final victory over a New side who will replace them in the Premier Division next year. “On that pitch everyone gave 110%,” said Andy James, the victorious skipper. “I want to thank everyone for an excellent team performance and the fans who made it an awesome day.” James also singled out double goalscorer Ed Thompson for special praise for a “great performance in what was quite a frustrating position”. It was indeed Thompson’s day. Battling alone up front, he held the ball up well in search of support and then stole the glory with two second-half strikes that sealed Balliol’s first Cuppers trophy for 74 years, on a most blustery of days. With the wind funnelling directly down the length of the pitch and with a bouncy ball on a hard surface, this match always threatened a twist until Thompson’s late second, latching onto James Doree’s speculative ball over the top, put the result beyond doubt.The weather certainly did not suit either side, both of whom looked as though they longed to pass the ball and grasp hold of the game but without much success. After an uneventful start, in which both sides failed to create any real chances, Balliol took the lead against the wind. A free kick on the left was played to Julian Rose – hat-trick hero of Balliol’s semi-final triumph – who skipped past his marker and laid the ball off to James Doree to shoot home from 25 yards. This was, however, an open game and with the wind continuing to make life difficult, New equalised just ten minutes after falling behind. A corner from the right was swung into the box by captain Kevin Doak and flicked on by Danny Bamford eluding Balliol’s defence – so often vulnerable from set pieces this season – and knocked in at the far post by Thomas Osborne. For a while the goal sparked a flurry of New attacks, including a Doak volley that managed to hit the underside of the crossbar and the post before bouncing out.Yet although New might have felt reinvigorated they would also have been aware that they faced a battle into the wind in the second half if they were to retain their newfound parity. Indeed, as the game opened up in the second half, Balliol looked increasingly assured on the ball, while New were unlucky to have goalscorer Osborne forced off with injury. However, it took a long kick from Balliol keeper Nick Tufton and a great deal of strength from Ed Thompson to open up the New defence. Thompson latched onto the bouncing ball, muscled his way between the two New centre-backs and slotted home from fifteen yards to give his side a crucial advantage. The match was far from concluded: Tufton was forced to make an outstanding low save to his left to deny New a second equaliser. But when Thompson completed his brace, the door was effectively closed on New’s impressive cup campaign. It was, perhaps, the fairest result of all. A day to savour in Balliol’s largely miserable season, while a disappointing moment for New who might just dream of bigger and better things in the top flight next year.• Queen’s eased to the Premier Division title, securing the top spot with a 2- 0 victory over defending champions Magdalen. St Catz took second place, trailing the leaders by four points.ARCHIVE: 0th week TT 2005last_img read more

Vanderburgh County Board of Commissioners Meeting

first_img AGENDA Of The Vanderburgh CountyBoard of Commissioners On September 10, 2019, At 3:00 pm, Room 301Call to OrderAttendancePledge of AllegianceAction Items GAGE UpdateHealth DepartmentAnalyst Systems Support Contract with Mark HealyFatality Review and Prevention Grant Department Head ReportsNew BusinessOld BusinessConsent ItemsApproval of September 3, 2019, Meeting MinutesEmployment Changes Economic Development Coalition August 2019 ReportSheriff: Christian Fellowship Church Road Closure RequestCounty Engineer: Department Report Public CommentAdjournmentFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Justices: Custody Petition Permitted During CHINS Case

first_imgJustices: Custody Petition Permitted During CHINS Case by Scott Roberts of the Indian Lawyer DailyThe Indiana Supreme Court reversed a trial court, ruling an aunt and uncle could bring a custody action despite a child in need of services case that was pending for the child in Posey Circuit Court.A mother admitted her daughter was a CHINS, and began receiving services. The child was staying with relatives when the child’s paternal aunt and uncle filed an emergency petition for custody in the same court where the CHINS case was pending. Since then, the child was placed in foster care because the mother was arrested. The child had previously been removed from aunt and uncle’s care when aunt tested positive for methamphetamine.A hearing was held, and the trial court determined aunt and uncle did not have standing to bring a custody action and the court did not have jurisdiction while a CHINS case was proceeding. The Indiana Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court.The CHINS case involving the mother and daughter was terminated in July 2015 and the mother was reunited with the daughter, so the aunt and uncle would be free to file an independent custody action if they chose, meaning the questions is moot. However, Justice Steven David wrote that In RE the Custody of M.B. B/N/F S.C. and D.C. v S.B. and S.W., 65S04-1604-MI-00180, still had great public interest.“(W)e seek to clarify when a suitable third-party may initiate an independent custody action and address jurisdictional question that has been presented,” David wrote.The court said the trial court did have jurisdiction to consider the petition under Indiana Code 31-17-2-3(2), which says a person other than a parent has grounds to seek custody of a child that is not incidental to marital dissolution, legal separation or child support action.David also said a CHINS case and custody action, although different, have the same subject matter, the care of the child. Because of that, the circuit could have allowed the aunt and uncle to file their independent custody action but stay it until the conclusion of the CHINS proceeding. David said a court of concurrent jurisdiction should abstain from exercising that jurisdiction when subject matter is before another court, but abstention is not the same as being divested of jurisdiction, only the postponement of exercise.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

COA Considers liability In Sheriff’s Office Suicide Case

first_imgCOA Considers liability In Sheriff’s Office Suicide CaseOlivia Covington for www.theindianalawyer.comAfter the wife of a Harrison County sheriff’s deputy killed herself with her husband’s gun while he was off duty, the sheriff’s office and her estate began debating a single question: was the deputy acting in the line of duty when his wife committed suicide?The trial court answered that question with a “Yes,” awarding the estate of Christine Britton a $1.2 million verdict against the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department under the theory of resondeat superior. But in oral arguments Tuesday before the Indiana Court of Appeals, counsel for the deputy and the sheriff’s department fought back, arguing that Deputy John Britton was only acting as a husband when his wife took the gun, so his role in law enforcement should not apply.Elizabeth Knight, counsel for the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department, told the appellate panel of judges Edward Najam, John Baker and Rudolph Pyle III that there was no question that Officer Britton had committed a criminal act – that is, he threw his weapon down on the bed after his wife had threatened suicide, an act that constitutes aiding and abetting a suicide.But the case should never have been sent to a jury because it hinged on a question of law, not a question of fact, Knight told the panel.Based upon Indiana Supreme Court precedence in Barnett v. Clark, 889 N.E.2d 281 (Ind. 2008) and Stropes v. Heritage House Childrens Center, 547 N.E.2d 244 (Ind. 1989), such a case cannot go to a jury  to decide whether Officer Britton’s actions were in the scope of his employment unless it has been established that prior to committing the criminal act, he was committing authorized acts, Knight said. And because there is no evidence in the record that Officer Britton was acting within the scope of his employment at the time he threw the gun on the bed, that legal threshold was not met, she said.But Baker noted that if a person threatens suicide in the presence of an officer, even an off-duty officer, that officer is then “instantly on” and back in his role as a protector of the peace. That argument presents a question of fact, he said, not a question of law.Knight disagreed and instead said the Indiana Supreme Court had also established a second requirement stating that if an officer is acting independently and divorced from his job, then liability cannot attach.“There is absolutely nothing in the transitional facts that leads this to anything but a personal dispute,” Knight said.But tracking closely to Baker’s line of question, Matthew Schad, counsel for Christine Britton’s estate, told the appellate panel the case did hinge on a question of fact because Officer Britton was wearing his “police hat” at the time of his wife’s death.Up until Christine Britton threatened suicide, the sheriff’s deputy had been wearing his “husband hat,” Schad said, forming his argument around earlier testimony from the Harrison County sheriff. But when she first threatened suicide, the husband hat began to slide off while the law enforcement hat began to come on, he said, a transition that Officer Britton was aware of.Then, when Christine Britton reached for her husband’s gun and, alternatively, threatened to kill herself with her own gun, Officer Britton was acting with his police hat entirely on when he restrained her.But Pyle noted that the fact that the Brittons were in their own home at the time of the incident was a “huge fact” in the question of whether Officer Britton was acting within the scope of his employment. Schad conceded that the personal relationship between the two was a factor in the case, but not the deciding factor.“In order for that to be the deciding factor, in essence it would require a rule that says if an off-duty officer is interacting with someone they know well personally … that somehow means they cannot also be acting in the scope or course of their employment,” Schad said, noting that he did not agree with the creation of such a rule.But Knight said Officer Britton’s own testimony that he would’ve handcuffed his wife to the bed after she threatened suicide if she had been someone else proves that he was acting as a husband, not a sheriff’s deputy. And under a question of law, that admission from Britton fails to meet the threshold of proving that he was committing authorized acts prior to his criminal act, she said.The case is Harrison County Sheriff’s Department v. Leandra Ayers, 22A01-1605-CT-01080. Tuesday’s oral arguments may be viewed here. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Ocean City to Vote on Skateboard Park Funding on Thursday

first_imgCity Council will vote on spending $750,000 and borrowing $712,500 to build a skateboard park on city-owned land on the 500 block of Asbury Avenue.The first reading of the bond ordinance is scheduled for council’s public meeting 7 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 13) on the third floor of City Hall.If the measure passes, the city will be reimbursed $500,000 from a Green Acres Cape May County Recreation Grant. Council had already approved a capital plan that calls for borrowing $250,000 for the project.Thursday’s vote is one of the last major steps in the process of building the park, which could possibly be in place by spring 2015.READ MOREOcean City Skateboard Park: Latest Design and SiteCrowd Turns Out for Skateboard Park MeetingOcean City Gets $500,000 Grant for Skateboard ParkNIMPS, not NIMBYs, in Ocean City Skate Park DebateGroup Zeroes in on Skate Park Site for Ocean City__________Here are a few other things of interest on Thursday’s City Council agenda:Utility Poles in Merion Park: Council will vote on the first reading of an ordinance approving two new utility poles to service the new pump station for the flood-prone neighborhood.Downtown Business Zone Changes: Council will vote on the second reading of an ordinance that includes changes related to building height, design standards, parking requirements, balconies and decks, and residential units in the Central Business (CB) Zone. Read moreNew Height Guidelines for Residences: City Council will vote on the second reading of an amended ordinance that changes how building heights are measured. In determining how tall new buildings can be built, heights will measured from a point at three feet above base flood elevation (from that point to the top of the roof). A recently approved ordinance that requires the floor joists of new homes to be built two feet above BFE remains unchanged.New Height Guidelines for Businesses: Council will vote on the first of several amended ordinances designed to create a uniform measuring point for heights in all commercial districts. The reference point is base flood elevation (and not the center line of the street) under the proposed measure.See the Agenda Packet for full documentation on all agenda items.__________Click here to sign up for OCNJ Daily’s free newsletter and breaking news alerts [ready_google_map id=’1′]last_img read more

Roosevelt Collier, Billy Iuso To Play Music Of The Grateful Dead This Summer

first_imgNew Orleans rocker Billy Iuso is on a roll throughout the month of July, playing shows from Florida out through Colorado over several funky weeks. From July 15-17, beloved pedal steel guitarist Roosevelt Collier will play the music of the Grateful Dead, with Iuso as his special guest, on a mini-tour of South Florida. Then, Billy and his Restless Natives (Eddie Christmas, Elmo Price, and Michael Burkart) will traverse the country off to the Rocky Mountains for six consecutive nights of funk, several of which feature Melvin Seals & JGB as support.Check out the full touring schedule below. More info and tickets can be found here.Roosevelt Plays the Grateful Dead w/ special guest Billy Iuso:7/15 Churchill’s Pub, Miami, FL7/16 The Funky Biscuit, Boca Raton, FL7/17 Terra Fermata, Stuart, FLBilly Iuso & Restless Natives:7/28 Barkley Ballroom, Frisco, CO7/29-7/30 Quixotes True Blue, Denver CO w/ Melvin Seals and JGB7/30 Cactus Jack’s, Evergreen CO (Afternoon show)7/31 Owsley’s Golden Road, Boulder, CO w/ Melvin Seals and JGB8/1 Alpenglow Concert Series, Crested Butte, CO 5pmlast_img read more

Summer Camp Shares Pro-Shot Footage From Umphrey’s McGee’s 2016 Festival Performance

first_imgYesterday, as part of their ongoing “SUMMER CAMP SESSIONS” video series, Summer Camp Music Festival shared pro-shot footage of Umphrey’s McGee from the 2016 edition of the Chillicothe, IL event. The video includes the “Wizard Burial Ground” > “Attachments” > “Wizard Burial Ground” segment that closed out the first set of their main two-set show from 5/28/16 (they performed a special VIP set earlier in the day).You can check out the incredible performance in the new video, streaming below:Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | Summer Camp Music Festival | Three Sisters Park | Chillicothe, IL | 5/28/16Set 1: Miss Tinkle’s Overture, Resolution > In The Black, Puppet String [1] > Wizard Burial Ground > Attachments > Wizard Burial GroundSet 2 All In Time > Puppet String, Ringo > 1348, Nothing Too Fancy > Phil’s Farm > Nothing Too FancyEncore: Daffodils > All In Time[1] with Rocky George replacing Brendan on guitarUmphrey’s McGee will return to Summer Camp in 2017 for three days worth of performances alongside one of the best lineups of the summer festival season. If you can’t wait until then, the band will continue their early 2017 tour on March 1st at The Hive in Sandpoint, ID. For tickets and information on all upcoming shows, visit the band’s website.[Cover photo by Phierce Photo]last_img read more

Mungion Announces First-Ever Headlining Tour For 2018

first_imgChicago prog-jam quartet Mungion has announced their first-ever headlining tour! Since their inception in Spring of 2015, the Chicago-based four-piece has quickly made a name for themselves as rising stars of the improvised music landscape. Composed of Justin Reckamp (guitar/vocals), Joe Re (keyboards/vocals), Sean Carolan (bass/vocals) and Matt Kellen (drums/vocals), the band is rooted in their ambitious compositions and improvisational abilities, offering up a raucous and joyous sound that’s guaranteed to have you smiling ear-to-ear and leave you wanting more.Beginning February 8th, Mungion embarks on their first headlining tour, which comes as triumphant news from a band that barely made it out of 2017 unscathed by misfortunes. Reckamp elaborates, “2017 was an absolute roller coaster for us! The highs were extremely high and we definitely had some lows.” However, Mungion rode into 2018 on a high note by selling out every night of their first 3-night run at Chicago’s Tonic Room over New Year’s Eve weekend.Stolen Mungion Merch Worn In Armed Robbery Of Beauty SalonFor their debut headlining tour, Mungion will begin in Kansas City, MO at Knuckleheads on February 8th, heading next to Little Rock, AR, Jackson, MS and New Orleans, LA. Two stops in Alabama follow, with dates at Zydeco in Birmingham and at Auburn’s Bourbon St. Bar, before the band heads to Atlanta, GA for a performance at Vinyl. The band will then play two night’s at Asheville Music Hall in Asheville, NC for the official Umphrey’s McGee afterparties before making their way up the coast to Washington D.C. and Brooklyn, NY for performance at Gypsy Sally’s and the Knitting Factory, respectively. From there, Mungion will hit Allston, MA, Burlington, VT, Northampton, MA, Buffalo, NY, Grand Rapids, MI and Ferndale, MI with the tour concluding on March 2nd at Mousetrap in Indianapolis, IN. A list of full dates can be found below and tickets can be purchased now via the band’s website.MUNGION // Tour Dates2/8 – Kansas City, MO – Knuckleheads2/9 – Little Rock, AR – Stickyz2/10 – Jackson, MS – Martin’s2/11 – New Orleans, LA – Bacchus Bash2/13 – Birmingham, AL – Zydeco2/14 – Auburn, AL – Bourbon St. Bar2/15 – Atlanta, GA – Vinyl2/16 &17 – Asheville, NC – Asheville Music Hall *2/20 – Washington, D.C. – Gypsy Sally’s2/21 – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory2/22 – Allston, MA – Great Scott2/23 – Burlington, VT – Nectar’s2/24 – Northampton, MA – Iron Horse Music Hall2/25 – Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Iron Works2/27 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache2/28 – Ferndale, MI – Parliament Room @ Otus Supply3/2 – Indianapolis, IN – Mousetrap* official Umphrey’s McGee afterparties[Photo: Zach Stone]last_img read more