Online estate agency buys referencing firm off retiring founder

first_imgOnline estate agency 99home has bought tenant referencing company, LandlordReferencing.co.uk and RentSafeUK Ltd following its founder’s retirement.99home, a one-stop property shop, offers residential and commercial property sales, lettings, property management, mortgages, and conveyancing – and clients now have access to in-house referencing and insurance services.Earlier this year, like many other ‘online-only’ agents which had originally launched with ‘up-front’ fees, it adopted a traditional ‘no fee, no sale’ approach in parallel. After the larger hybrids such as Yopa and Purplebricks, 99 Home rivals the other online agencies such as HouseSimple and Emoov by listings. It has 471 properties for sale and 97 to rent on Rightmove.Landlordreferencing.co.uk and RentSafeUK, provide landlords and tenants with comprehensive tenant referencing, credit checks, insurance products for landlords such as rent guarantee, tenant content insurance, portfolio insurance, and appliance cover.99home landlords can market their property on Zoopla, OnTheMarket and Rightmove on a no-let-no-fee basis by using the 99home platform and organise all their tenant checks and insurance.Vijay Vashistha, co-founder and COO of 99home (left) said, “With this acquisition, thousands of RentSafeUK and landlord referencing clients have access to market their property on 99home’s platform for the tenant-find services of £49.“We are moving towards a collaboration of PropTech, FinTech, InsureTech and BlockChain platform.”Paul Routledge, who founded RentSafeUK and LandlordReferencing.co.uk in 2010 and is a landlord himself with a 100-property portfolio, is retiring from the business but he will continue as an active advisor and stakeholder.99 home Vijay Vashistha Purplebricks Emoov November 26, 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 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 » Agencies & People » Online estate agency buys referencing firm off retiring founder previous nextAgencies & PeopleOnline estate agency buys referencing firm off retiring founder99 homes, which currently lists 471 properties for sale, says the purchase is part of its plan to become a ‘one stop shop’ for house sales and renting services.Sheila Manchester26th November 20190733 Viewslast_img read more


Ireland hopeful over Reddan

first_img The 21-year-old is likely to prove a mainstay of Ireland’s Six Nations campaign now that his fitness doubt has been resolved. Connacht’s Kieran Marmion is at least one scrum-half fit to train this week, but Schmidt’s determination to have Reddan in action in Rome is clear given Ireland have tasked their medics with aiming to fast-track his return to fitness. Ireland will already be without British and Irish Lions fly-half Johnny Sexton for their Stadio Flaminio clash, with the Racing Metro man still completing a 12-week lay-off after four concussions in 12 months. Schmidt will not want to be without Sexton’s Lions half-back partner Murray, but should the Munster playmaker fail to recover from neck trouble he will certainly want to call on Reddan’s vast experience. Ireland chiefs remain hopeful Eoin Reddan will beat his medial knee ligament strain in time to face Italy in the Six Nations opener in Rome. Leinster number eight Jamie Heaslip is carrying a shoulder problem, and will not take part in contact work in Ireland training this week. “Eoin strained medial ligaments in his knee and is being rehabbed in an effort to be fit for the first game of the Six Nations,” read an Ireland statement. Head coach Joe Schmidt’s 46-man training squad convened at the Carton House base on Monday to start preparations for their Six Nations title defence in earnest. Munster lock Dave Foley was unable to throw himself into proceedings, as he suffered ligament damage to his wrist in the weekend’s 65-10 hammering of Sale Sharks. “Scans have confirmed ligament damage in Dave’s wrist and he will have a surgical consultation this week,” read the Ireland statement. “Conor (Murray) is scheduled to have further scans this week. “Jamie’s (Heaslip) shoulder continues to recover, he will be rested from contact this week.” Ireland confirmed that Connacht centre Robbie Henshaw is fit to train after ankle trouble, in one piece of news that will be a big boost to boss Schmidt. The Leinster scrum-half damaged his knee in Saturday’s 20-20 Champions Cup draw with Wasps, and now faces a race against time to be ready to take on Italy on Saturday, February 7. Munster scrum-half Conor Murray is “scheduled to have further scans this week” on the disc problem in his neck that also threatens to rule him out of Ireland’s opening Six Nations clash. Press Associationlast_img read more


Gayle fires Rangpur Riders with another half-century

first_imgDHAKA, Bangladesh, (CMC) – West Indies superstar Chris Gayle notched his second half-century in as many days to fire Rangpur Riders to a narrow three-run victory over Kieron Pollard’s Dhaka Dynamites but Dwayne Smith’s fifty proved in vain as Rajshahi Kings lost again in the Bangladesh Premier League here Tuesday.The left-handed Gayle, who only arrived last weekend, pummeled 51 from 28 balls in a Man-of-the-Match performance as Riders, sent in by the league leaders, were dismissed for 142 with a ball to spare at the Shere Bangla National Stadium.Gayle dominated a 36-run opening stand with New Zealander Brendon McCullum (6) and a further 35 for the second wicket with Mohammad Mithun (22), to keep the innings going.The Jamaican had belted five fours and four sixes when he perished trying to find another boundary, holing out to deep mid-wicket off off-spinner Mosaddek Hossain in the eighth over.West Indies off-spinner Sunil Narine finished wicket-less from four overs which cost 29 runs and then suffered a one-ball ‘duck’ when he fell to the second ball of the Dynamites reply, edging pacer Mashrafe Mortaza behind with two runs on the board.His opening partner and fellow West Indies and Trinidad and Tobago teammate, Evin Lewis, struck three sixes in 28 off 25 balls, adding 44 for the third wicket with Jahurul Islam (29).Dynamites then lost wickets at key stages but entered the final over requiring 10 runs for victory, with Pollard at the crease.The Windies all-rounder was kept scoreless from the first two deliveries before depositing the third ball from pacer Thisasa Perera over the ropes at long on, leaving Dynamites with just four runs to get from three balls.However, Pollard was kept scoreless off the fourth ball and yorked by the fifth, and last man Abu Hider was bowled by a full toss off the last ball, to give Riders a nervy win.In the preceding game, the former Barbados and West Indies opener Smith top-scored with a superb 62 off 36 balls as Kings rallied to a competitive 166 for eight off 20 overs, after being sent in by Khulna Titans.The right-hander struck seven fours four sixes and helped rescue the innings in a 76-run, fourth wicket stand with Mushfiqur Rahim after Kings found themselves in disarray at 21 for three in the third over.Mushfiqur lashed 55 off 33 deliveries down the order but captain Darren Sammy managed just three.In reply, West Indies players Chadwick Walton (4) and Carlos Brathwaite (12) both failed but captain Mahmudullah hit 56 and Ariful Haque, an unbeaten 43, to see their side home with four balls to spare.Chrislast_img read more


MLB wrap: Yankees sweep doubleheader as Red Sox team meeting not enough to halt losing streak

first_imgThe Yankees won the opener 9-2, behind a strong pitching performance from Domingo German — who allowed two runs in seven innings to run his record to 14-2 — and the bat of DJ LeMahieu.Almost an afterthought as an offseason free-agent acquisition, LeMahieu is now considered an MVP candidate. New York fans don’t have a vote, but they chanted “MVP!” at Yankee Stadium.WOW! DJ LeMahieu with his second home run today, #Yankees lead 7-1! #YANKSonYES pic.twitter.com/63Q2aKxOEo— YES Network (@YESNetwork) August 3, 2019Meanwhile, Red Sox ace Chris Sale’s perplexing struggles continued as he yielded eight earned runs in 3 2/3 innings, most of the damage coming in a seven-run fourth inning.Manager Alex Cora was ejected for arguing with home-plate umpire Mike Estabrook about pitch calls, and after being pulled, Sale also spoke his mind and was ejected.After losing their sixth straight in the opener, the frustrated Sox held a players-only meeting between the first and second games.“It was to get us back on track,” Mookie Betts said afterward (via the Boston Globe). “It was a group decision.”Sale added: “When things come up, you have to address it.”The team meeting didn’t help. The Yankees, behind a pair of home runs by shortstop Gleyber Torres, won the nightcap, 6-4, running Boston’s losing streak to seven games.The Yankees sweep didn’t come without a price — the team has lost the services of Edwin Encarnacion, who suffered a broken right wrist after being hit by a pitch in the first game. He is now the 15th Yankee on the injured list, and the team has had 25 players on the IL this season. It certainly hasn’t hurt them in the standings.Studs of the NightAaron Sanchez, making his debut in an Astros uniform, no-hit the Mariners through six innings, striking out six. The former Blue Jays star walked two batters and threw 92 pitches before giving way to the bullpen for the combined no-hitter in a 9-0 victory.Dodgers right-hander Walker Buehler pitched a complete-game gem in a 4-1 win over the Padres, striking out 15 batters.Dud of the NightRoyals starter Danny Duffy gave up eight earned runs and four home runs in 4 2/3 innings in an 11-3 loss to the Twins.HighlightsRonald Acuña walks it off for the Braves in the 10th inning against the Reds. Saturday’s doubleheader offered a microcosm of many things that have gone right for the Yankees and wrong for the Red Sox this season.New York (71-39) swept the doubleheader to move eight games up on the second-place Rays and 13 1/2 ahead of third-place Boston. If the Red Sox entered this series still entertaining hopes of catching the Yankees … sorry, it’s time to refocus on a wild-card spot, and the defending World Series champions are now 59-54 and trail by 5 1/2 games in that race. Good ñight, everybody!#ChopOn pic.twitter.com/HVP9psUjPf— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) August 4, 2019Newly acquired Mets starter Marcus Stroman makes a great play to cut down speedy Starling Marte at home plate.An amazin’ play by Marcus Stroman!08/02/2019 #LFGM #Mets pic.twitter.com/Y2AVhh1PIc— 🍎 BIG APPLE METS ⚾️ (@BigAppleNYM) August 4, 2019What’s Next? Nationals (58-51) at Diamondbacks (54-56), 4:10 p.m. ET — The Nationals currently hold one of the National League’s wild-card spots, while the Diamondbacks are very much in the mix. Nationals left-hander Patrick Corbin (9-5, 3.23 ERA) has plenty of incentive in this matchup — he pitched for Arizona his first six MLB seasons before moving to Washington as a free agent last offseason. He’ll face Taylor Clarke, who has pitched extremely well his last two starts (11 1/3 innings, two earned runs, 13 strikeouts against the Yankees and Orioles).last_img read more