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Kivells Raises Nearly £2200 for Macmillan Cancer Support

Kivells Raises Nearly £2200 for Macmillan Cancer Support

Friday 20 January 2017
Kivells are proud to announce they have raised a grand total of £2,183.83 for Macmillian Cancer Support in 2016. Read more…


The key to tackling home identity fraud
Wednesday 18 January 2017

Home identity scams are becoming more frequently reported in the mainstream media, with multiple prominent cases recently coming to light. Read more…

NAEA gives briefing on AML challenges estate agents face
Friday 13 January 2017

On 6 December 2016, Mark Hayward, Managing Director of the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) spoke at a breakfast briefing organised by the Royal United Service Institute entitled ‘Real Estate and Money Laundering: What are the key challenges and how is the sector tackling them?' Read more…

Investing in the future - Nicola Sturgeon's New Year Message
Tuesday 10 January 2017

The First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, delivered her 2017 New Year’s message to Scotland, outlining that infrastructure projects and making Superfast broadband available to all households will progress in the next 12 months. Read more…

LTT and Anti-Avoidance of Devolved Taxes in Wales
Monday 09 January 2017

On 12 September 2016, the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government Mark Drakeford AM, introduced the Land Transaction Tax (LTT) and Anti-avoidance of Devolved Taxes (Wales) Bill and accompanying Explanatory Memorandum (EM). Read more…

Help for members in managing work-related road risk
Monday 09 January 2017

Last week Aviva launched its ‘Good Thinking’ road safety campaign. You may have seen the TV Ad in which Formula One driver David Coulthard appears in disguise as a rogue taxi driver displaying an array of poor driving habits before demanding payment. Read more…

Market town of Sudbury set to outperform the market
Friday 06 January 2017

The property market is fast-paced, and things can change quickly, but one thing that’s clear is that the market town of Sudbury is set to outperform the property market in the next few years. Read more…

Time is Running Out to Log your CPD
Thursday 05 January 2017

Now is the time if you haven’t already, to log your CPD for 2016. This needs to be completed no later than 31 January 2017. Read more…

Deposit protection all under one roof
Wednesday 04 January 2017

Belvoir Leamington Spa currently have over 300 tenancies registered with Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) Insured, and with the launch of TDS Custodial on 1 April, TDS will be pleased to welcome Belvoir Leamington Spa’s custodial business into the TDS family. Read more…

Number of 25-year-old Homeowners has Halved in Last 20 Years
Tuesday 03 January 2017

Home ownership amongst 25-year-olds has plummeted by more than half in the last 20 years according to new analysis for the Local Government Association (LGA). Read more…

Christmas Closure 2016
Friday 23 December 2016

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone from all of the NAEA team. Read more…

Neighbourhood Planning: Written Statement
Wednesday 21 December 2016

Minister of State for Housing and Planning Gavin Barwell published a written ministerial statement last Tuesday on neighbourhood planning, building on proposals to further strengthen development through the Neighbourhood Planning Bill. Read more…

Trailblazing Our Way into The Future of Property
Friday 16 December 2016

After almost a year in the making, significant progress has been made with the Junior Estate Agent / Auctioneer Trailblazer apprenticeship standard. Read more…

LBTT Review for Scotland
Thursday 15 December 2016

In April 2015, the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) came into effect in Scotland, replacing UK Stamp Duty Land Tax. The Scottish Parliament's Finance and Constitution Committee has reported on the first year’s operation of the LBTT and delivered some of its key findings. Read more…

NAEA Pays Tribute To Former President, Peter Light
Wednesday 14 December 2016

National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) pay tribute to Peter Light who sadly passed away over the weekend of 10/11 December 2016 after being diagnosed with cancer. Read more…

Embrace next generation PropTech for business growth
Wednesday 14 December 2016

The property market is generally slow to adopt new technologies. Meanwhile, a wave of new property technologies (PropTech) is taking the market by storm, making financial admin easier and less time–consuming, and improving financial controls while providing great visibility on how the business is performing. Read more…

Heathrow Expansion Update
Monday 12 December 2016

On 25 October 2016, the Government announced its decision to expand airport capacity at Heathrow. This week Heathrow Airport has issued a community bulletin to 4,000 local homes informing them that planning for the third runway was underway. Read more…

Mark Hayward Shares his Property predictions for 2017
Friday 09 December 2016

After a year of political surprises and economic uncertainty, Mark Hayward rounds up 2016 by giving his property predictions for the next 12 months. Read more…

Big fines for agents in Deposit Protection clampdown
Tuesday 06 December 2016

A letting agent has been hit by fines totalling £15,000 following successful prosecutions for failing to protect tenancy deposits, according to information from the Tenancy Deposit Scheme Northern Ireland. Read more…

Unlock the Power to Save Money on Your Print Costs
Monday 05 December 2016

When considering a new printer do you know whether to buy an inkjet printer, laser printer or multifunctional device and are you aware of the differences between them? Read more…

Land Registry to Remain in the Public Sector
Friday 02 December 2016

In his written Autumn Statement, Philip Hammond announced that HM Land Registry will remain in the public sector, with any plans for privatisation being shelved. Read more…

Criminal Finances Bill
Friday 02 December 2016

The Criminal Finances Bill was introduced to the House of Commons on 13 October 2016 with the aim of improving the Government’s ability to tackle money laundering and corruption, recover the proceeds of crime and counter terrorist financing. Read more…

MOL & CLC Announce New Partnership
Thursday 01 December 2016

Leading professional training provider MOL have partnered with the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) to support people who work in the conveyancing, probate and property industries in their career development. Read more…

Home Identity Fraud Protection
Thursday 01 December 2016

An identity fraud victim has been left "scared" and "terrified" after he discovered his £500,000 home had been listed for sale on a popular property website. Read more…

Portals drive applicants, but your website drives valuations and instructions.
Tuesday 29 November 2016

Yes, that’s right: your website is almost certainly a crucial driver of valuations and instructions – and if it isn’t, then you’re missing some real opportunities to pick up more business. Read more…

Autumn Statement - Chancellor Announces Housing Measures
Monday 28 November 2016

During his Autumn Statement last week, Philip Hammond pledged to respond to the UK’s housing crisis, with the focus very much on housing provision, affordable homes and higher Stamp Duty Land Tax costs for the purchase of additional residential properties. Read more…

London Thames River Crossing Given Go Ahead
Friday 18 November 2016

Sadiq Khan has signalled the go ahead for three new Thames river crossings, including the four-lane Silvertown Tunnel. They are expected to provide a major boost for residential development in east London. Read more…

New Build Leasehold Trap
Friday 18 November 2016

Newly built homes are being left unsaleable after catching house buyers in a leasehold property trap, with owners being asked to fork out five figure sums for freeholds. Read more…

UK Housing Shortage Crisis
Thursday 17 November 2016

Housing and Planning Minister Gavin Barwell has announced a new £18 million ‘capacity fund’ to help speed up larger housing builds, targeting sites of 1,500 units or more across the UK. Councils can bid for a share of the funding which is aimed at tackling planning issues and speeding up any delays. Read more…

Tough new penalties for using a mobile phone whilst driving
Thursday 17 November 2016

Using a mobile phone whilst driving has been an offence since 2003. The government has now proposed changes to current policy to increase the penalty for anyone who is found to be using a hand-held mobile device when driving. Read more…

How Will a Trump Win Affect the UK Property Market?
Wednesday 16 November 2016

Many questions were raised about the Republican candidate during his presidential campaign and what effect his appointment as President of the United States would have on the rest of the world. Read more…

HS2 Route to Midlands, Leeds and Manchester
Tuesday 15 November 2016

Last week the government set out its plans for phase two of the HS2 scheme, boasting the economic impact the construction is due to have on the surrounding areas. Although claiming to create a wealth of jobs from the initial build to the overall maintenance, the future for residents who are directly affected, remains unclear. Read more…

Have you logged your CPD for 2016?
Monday 14 November 2016

With the end of the year nearing, now is the time if you haven’t already, to log your CPD. This needs to be completed no later than 31 January 2017. Read more…

Heathrow expansion gets the go ahead
Friday 04 November 2016

The Government has decided to expand runway capacity at Heathrow Airport despite widespread disagreement even amongst MPs from the same parties. Read more…

How important is Professional Indemnity?
Wednesday 08 June 2016

It’s often the case that we don’t appreciate how important having the correct insurance is until we need to make a claim. At this time, the policy you’ve paid for is put to the test for how comprehensive the cover is, and also the quality of the claims service. Read more…

Event Fees Code of Practice consultation
Friday 07 October 2016

In January this year we responded to the Law Commission consultation on event fees. This has helped shaped a proposed draft code of practice and now is your final opportunity to influence what elements will be carried forward to the final code of practice. Read more…

Have your say on the law governing residential leases
Thursday 06 October 2016

The Law Commission wants your views on reform to the law governing residential leases. Read more…

Sadiq Khan inquiry into impact of foreign investment
Monday 03 October 2016

In an exclusive interview with the Guardian Sadiq Khan stated that he will launch the UK’s most comprehensive inquiry into the impact of foreign investment flooding London’s housing market, amid growing fears about the scale of gentrification and rising housing costs in the capital. Read more…

Conservative Party Conference
Thursday 06 October 2016

The party conference season is now in full swing and housing featured prominently on day two of the Conservative party conference in Birmingham. Read more…

First-time buyer market booming
Monday 17 October 2016

CML monthly lending trends show that lending is up 11% compared to a year ago, with first time buyers forming an large percentage of the total market. Read more…

3% stamp duty for additional homes gets the go ahead in Wales
Tuesday 18 October 2016

In a disappointing move, the Welsh Government has announced that they will follow the UK's approach to revenue raising by keeping the 3% surcharge for additional homes post-devolution of Stamp Duty Land Tax powers. This continues what NAEA and ARLA MDs have called a "Punative regime" for Buy to Let landlords. Read more…

Committee scrutinises Homelessness Reduction Bill
Wednesday 19 October 2016

The Homelessness Reduction Bill 2016-17 has been scrutinised by the Communities and Local Government Committee ahead of it's second hearing at the House of Commons. Read more…

Make sure you check the HMRC Frozen Asset Review List
Wednesday 05 October 2016

HMRC place financial restrictions on individuals who may pose a threat to the UK, are involved in terrorism or part of other regimes. Read more…

30 years since Suzy Lamplugh disappeared, what's changed?
Friday 23 September 2016

It's 30 years this year since estate agent Suzy Lamplugh went missing whilst out on a house viewing. Read more…

1 in 10 Britons would sacrifice windows for lower house prices
Thursday 22 September 2016

Running water, windows and ceiling lighting feature among the ‘home essentials’ Britons would ditch in a bid to make property prices more affordable, a new poll of would-be homeowners has revealed. Read more…

UK House Price Index - a member's perspective
Monday 19 September 2016

NAEA Licensed agent and CEO of March and Parsons comments on the latest UK House Price Index which replaces the previous house price indices separately published by the Land Registry and the Office for National Statistics. Read more…

Are you promoting your agency effectively? Stuart Goff is!
Monday 19 September 2016

NAEA Licensed agency Hunters have been in the news talking about about local market conditions and their unique approach. Read more…

TPO Conference - don’t miss out, sign up now!
Wednesday 21 September 2016

TPO’s line up for this year’s national Conference is not to be missed with new speakers, a live housing debate from an Expert Panel and extended workshops for sales & lettings agents… Read more…

Have you booked your table for Property Week Management All-Stars?
Monday 12 September 2016

With the shortlist announced and places filling up fast, don’t forget to secure your table for the premier date in the Property Management industry this October! Read more…

Historic Bill for Wales Introduced today
Monday 12 September 2016

The Land Transaction Tax and Anti-avoidance of Devolved Taxes (Wales) Bill has finally been introduced to the Welsh Parliament today. Read more…