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Latest Housing Market Report available

Latest Housing Market Report available

Thursday 27 November 2014
NUMBER OF HOUSE HUNTERS AT TEN YEAR HIGH, YET SUPPLY SEASONALLY LOW FOR SEPTEMBER Read more…


Book now for NAEA National London Forum
Thursday 06 November 2014

In its third year, the NAEA National London Forum promises to be the must attend event of the year for everyone working in the residential property market. Read more…

Latest NAEA Housing Market Report out now!
Thursday 06 November 2014

Number of house hunters at ten year high, yet supply seasonally low for September. Read more…

NAEA and ARLA host first roundtable aimed at shaping policy
Thursday 06 November 2014

Property Professionals gathered in the East of England to help shape NAEA ARLA policy in the property market ahead of next year’s General Election. Read more…

Implications of compulsory overtime for wage bills
Thursday 06 November 2014

This week saw a landmark Employment Appeal Tribunal ruling in relation to annual leave and compulsory overtime that may require employers to allocate extra funds to holiday pay. Read more…

Housing market tools consultation launched
Thursday 06 November 2014

Last week, HM Treasury launched a new consultation to gather opinion concerning the housing market tools that the Financial Policy Committee should be granted power of direction over. Read more…

OnTheMarket.com to launch in January 2015
Thursday 20 November 2014

The go live date for new property website ‘OnTheMarket.com’, has been announced. It will launch on Monday, 26 January 2015 and will compete head-on with Rightmove and Zoopla. Read more…

Know where you stand on joint agency boards with Trading Standards
Tuesday 18 November 2014

The Primary Authority partnership between members and Warwickshire Country Council (WCC) continues to bring in new guidance on implementation by Trading Standards authorities. The latest advice deals with joint agency agreement instructions. Read more…

Offer to Completion – a short survey
Thursday 20 November 2014

NAEA has been receiving an increasing number of requests from the media about the subject of offer-to-completion times, so we’ve decided to conduct our own research with our members. Read more…

2015 courses now online!
Thursday 20 November 2014

Enrol on one of our courses today and you’ll benefit from the reduced course fees that being a member brings. We have a wide variety of courses available, including some brand new ones for 2015. What’s more, they are now available online. Read more…

ASA ruling on Estate Agency pricing display
Thursday 20 November 2014

Analysis continues following a recent ASA ruling against an estate agent for an advert which stated "0.9% SELLING FEE" in large bold text. Smaller text stated, "+VAT". Read more…

We're telling our members where to stick it...but in a good way
Thursday 20 November 2014

If you didn’t already know, we successfully launched our new board stickers in September alongside our regional TV campaign. These board stickers are now available to all NAEA and ARLA members. Read more…

NUMBER OF HOUSE HUNTERS AT TEN YEAR HIGH, YET SUPPLY SEASONALLY LOW FOR SEPTEMBER
Wednesday 29 October 2014

House hunters are out in force as the number of people looking for a property for the month of September is at a ten year high. The NAEA September Housing Market Report found that member agents reported an average of 406 house hunters at each branch – the highest number recorded since October 2004, when an average of 511 buyers were reported. Read more…

DCLG releases annual figures for sales of social housing
Friday 24 October 2014

Last week, the Department for Communities and Local Governments (DCLG), as well as releasing its figures for affordable housing, also published its annual statistics for the number of sales of existing social housing stock in England for 2013 to 2014. Read more…

Government releases latest statistics on UK house prices
Friday 24 October 2014

The Government released a number of statistics last week, providing up to date figures on house prices in the UK. Read more…

Scottish Government announces changes to Help to Buy Scotland
Friday 24 October 2014

Scottish Housing Minister Margaret Burgess announced changes to Help to Buy in Scotland last week which will mean that, as of 22nd October 2014, the shared equity scheme will only apply to homes worth up to £250,000, rather than the current maximum of £400,000. Read more…

DCLG publishes annual statistics on affordable housing
Friday 24 October 2014

Last week, the Department for Communities and Local Governments (DCLG) published its annual statistics on affordable housing, including social rented, affordable rented and intermediate housing. Read more…

Don't forget: Agent TV content will go offline on 31st October
Wednesday 22 October 2014

Agent TV, hosted and managed by Powershift for use on members own websites, is due to end on Friday 31st October. The content which remains in use by a small number of member agents is subject to review. Further details will be available shortly. Read more…

Bank of England issues their Agents' summary of business conditions
Wednesday 22 October 2014

This publication is a summary of monthly reports compiled by the Bank of England’s Agents following discussions with contacts in the period between late August 2014 and late September 2014. Read more…

NAEA meets Housing Minister, Brandon Lewis MP
Tuesday 21 October 2014

On Tuesday, Mark Hayward, NAEA MD, met with the new Housing Minister, arguing that the “slab structure” of Stamp Duty distorts the market and is a detriment to people buying and selling houses. Read more…

NAEA comments on failure of CHAPS system and impact on house transactions
Tuesday 21 October 2014

Mark Hayward, Managing Director, National Association of Estate Agents, comments on the failure of the CHAPS system and the impact on house transactions and home moves that should be going through today: Read more…

Scotland Regional Executive Matthew Gray comments on stamp duty reform proposals
Monday 13 October 2014

Matthew Gray, NAEA Regional Executive for Scotland and Managing Director of Property Services at Gilson Gray LLP, comments on the proposed reforms to stamp duty tax announced in the Scottish Budget: Read more…

An update on the Scottish mortgage market's performance according to CML
Thursday 16 October 2014

The Council of Mortgage Lenders' latest lending figures for the first half of 2014 show that growth in mortgage lending remains primarily driven by an increase in house purchase lending with re-mortgage activity showing a year on year decline. The second quarter of the year saw the highest number of first time buyers in Scotland since 2007. Read more…

A summary on housing issues from the Conservative Party Conference
Thursday 09 October 2014

During his conference speech, Prime Minister David Cameron said buying a home shouldn't be an impossible dream for people, and he announced the Conservatives would deliver up to 100,000 new homes to be offered to first-time buyers under the age of 40 at a discount of 20%. Read more…

Mobile phone operators roll out 4G networks across Midlands and East Anglia
Thursday 09 October 2014

at800 have announced 4G will be rolled out across the country and are advising landlords, tenants and agents that this may cause some interference with Freeview services. Read more…

Reminder: Primary Authority as a member benefit
Wednesday 08 October 2014

NFoPP Regulation continues to build a library of advice as part of the Primary Authority agreement with Warwickshire County Council. Read more…

Flood Re regulations fail to address property concerns, says BPF
Thursday 09 October 2014

The British Property Federation (BPF) has expressed concerns over the lack of flexibility in the regulations for Flood Re in its response to a government consultation on the affordable flood insurance scheme. Read more…

A roundup of the NFoPP Awards
Thursday 09 October 2014

The NFoPP Awarding Body, sponsored by MOL held its annual awards ceremony at the ICEBAR London on Friday 19th September. Read more…

Tim Wakelin supports former ARLA President's Chordoma UK charity by taking part in Great South Run
Thursday 09 October 2014

Tim Wakelin FNAEA will be taking part in The Great South Run to raise funds for Chordoma UK. Read more…

The money laundering risks in real estate
Friday 03 October 2014

Further details of the AMLP 8th Annual European AML & Financial Crime Conference have been announced. Read more…

International property sales - new free seminar dates announced 24th October & 18th November
Thursday 02 October 2014

NAEA & ARLA agents are now discovering incremental revenue streams by selling vetted Spanish property direct from the Developer. Read more…

NAEA Housing Market Reports shows that thirty somethings dominate first time buyer market as young remain priced out
Monday 01 September 2014

The younger generation continues to be squeezed out of the housing market, as the number of buyers aged between 18 to 30 remains at an all-time low at just three per cent of recorded sales for August, according to the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA). Read more…

Gross mortgage lending £18.6bn in August, says CML
Thursday 25 September 2014

The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) estimates that gross mortgage lending reached £18.6 billion in August. Read more…

Builders to make the case for new housing at party conferences
Thursday 25 September 2014

The National Federation of Builders (NFB) and the National House Building Council (NHBC) are jointly hosting a series of fringe events at this year's political party conferences. The purpose of the evenets will be to call for new housebuilding to be a priority for the next government. Read more…

Housing Minister Brandon Lewis MP delivers speech to NHF conference
Thursday 25 September 2014

Housing Minister Brandon Lewis MP spoke to the National Housing Federation's annual conference and social housing exhibition 2014. Read more…

New house price figures show planning liberalisation more urgent than ever
Thursday 25 September 2014

Commenting on the news that house prices have reached a record high across the UK, Mark Littlewood Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), said that although concerning, the figures are unsurprising considering that politicians of all stripes "continue to turn a blind eye to mounting evidence that inflexible planning restrictions on greenfield and green belt sites are a key driver of house prices." Read more…

Bank of England issue their quarterly bulletin for Q3.2014
Thursday 25 September 2014

A major development in UK household balance sheets in the decade before the financial crisis was the build-up of household debt, which as a share of income rose from around 100% in 1999 to a peak of 160% in 2008. Read more…

Immigration Act seminars in pilot areas to support members
Wednesday 24 September 2014

What is the Landlords Checking Scheme? How will new Immigration Act measures be enforced and what are the penalties? Read more…

The end of Agent TV and the options we’re considering
Wednesday 24 September 2014

Agent TV, hosted and managed by Powershift for use on members own websites, is due to end on Friday 31st October. The content which remains in use by a small number of member agents is subject to review. Further details will be available shortly. Read more…

What the referendum result means for the Scottish property market
Friday 19 September 2014

The National Association of Estate Agents provides its view on what the result of the Scottish referendum now means for the Scottish property market. Read more…

NCA publish new policy on closure of SARs cases requesting consent
Wednesday 10 September 2014

The National Crime Agency has issued a press release explaining the latest policy that states how they will be dealing with SARs that request consent. Read more…

First edition of the NAEA & ARLA Scottish Newsletter receives positive response
Thursday 11 September 2014

The first edition of the NAEA and ARLA Scotland Newsletter was launched 20th August. The newsletter, sent to all NAEA and ARLA members based north of the border, has so far received wholly positive feedback. Read more…

New UK sales agents wanted for Spanish properties
Tuesday 09 September 2014

Meet the property developers & AIPP MD at three FREE events in UK this Autumn: Read more…

New and improved interactive gas map ahead of Gas Safety Week
Tuesday 09 September 2014

Ahead of Gas Safety Week, which ARLA is supporting, next week, research carried out by the Gas Safe Register shows that, 1 in 3 gas consumers in Great Britain (around 7.69 million households) admit they’ve never had their gas appliances checked or maintained, despite 8 in 10 people (82%) recognising that they should do so in order to prevent incidents. It is their challenge, therefore, not only to raise awareness of gas safety, but to actively encourage people to change their behaviour towards gas safety. Read more…

Home Office announces Immigration Act pilot areas
Wednesday 03 September 2014

Immigration Minister James Brokenshire has today announced that the pilot of the Immigration Act requirement to ID check all prospective occupiers will be delivered in Birmingham and Wolverhampton. Read more…

Prize draw: Name our key character and win an iPod Nano
Tuesday 02 September 2014

By now you’ve probably seen our new advert on TV, on our website and via our social media. A big part of the new ad is our friendly key character, who helps the Licensed NAEA and ARLA agent find the couple their dream property. Read more…

Property Professionals wanted for Workshop: Water Efficient House of the Future
Wednesday 27 August 2014

Waterwise are looking for property professionals to take part in this important workshop. We need your views and expertise. Read more…

New regional TV campaign starting on Monday
Thursday 28 August 2014

On Monday we will be launching another round of TV adverts with a new consumer campaign. Read more…

NAEA student grade – what it's all about
Friday 22 August 2014

Becoming an NAEA Student will help you build your career in estate agency, with the full support of the Association as you develop and learn. Read more…