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Please see this week's video round-up for coverage of the main stories affecting estate and letting agents. We bring you the news on mergers, acquisitions and the current state of the housing market.



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Connells has acquired the 26-branch Welsh agency Peter Alan for £16.4m. 



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The typical rent in London now accounts for 60 per cent of the average wage according to Sequence - but even so, the increase in demand over the past year is nine times the increase in supply.



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A protest group says it wants to “meet, discuss and engage with property professionals” in its campaign to improve the private rented sector - although a planned protest against one agency is reported to have drawn only a small number of people.



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Agent sacked over anti-Jewish tweet

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An agent has been sacked after foul-mouthed comments about Jews and Hitler were posted on his Twitter stream. 



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The rise in the number of tenants being given notice without any specific reason is not a symptom of growing ‘revenge evictions’ but simply a consequence of market conditions or a lack of social housing according to respected lettings guru Paul Shamplina.



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A landlord must pay almost £1,000 after leaving his tenant without heating last winter.



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Two of the biggest names in the world of property portals may join forces with the news that US firm Zillow wants to acquire one of its main competitors, Trulia. 



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The latest battleground for letting agents and landlords opposed to council selective licensing schemes appears to be Doncaster. 



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Having cut the number of ‘official’ house price indices produced by different government departments, the Coalition is now attempting to produce just one definitive rental index - and early results have been announced.



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