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Wednesday 01 April 2015
As the pace picks up for campaigning for the General Election in May, it's important not to forget another important election coming up - the 2015 election of NAEA and ARLA Presidential Teams, and NFoPP Board Members! Read more…


Land Transaction Tax consultation
Wednesday 01 April 2015

The Welsh Government's Finance Committee is undertaking and inquiry into the collection of devolved taxes, including Land Transaction Tax, which will replace Stamp Duty Land Tax in April 2018. We'll be responding as an organisation, but you should too. Read more…

A shining example of agents who excel
Wednesday 01 April 2015

Walton Robinson, in Newcastle upon Tyne, place a strong emphasis on encouraging staff to take the NFOPP qualifications and now have more qualified staff in their branch than any other lettings or estate agency branch within a twenty mile radius. Read more…

Countdown begins to LBTT
Tuesday 24 March 2015

Unless you’ve been hiding in a cave for the last six months, you’ll no doubt be aware that there’s just a week to go now until the new Land and Buildings Transaction Tax takes effect in Scotland. Read more…

Budget roundup
Thursday 19 March 2015

Chancellor George Osborne delivered his last budget before the general election yesterday, but what did it hold for the property industry? Read more…

Should towns be used for sales particulars?
Thursday 05 March 2015

Richard Copus, Director of independent South Devon firm Woods Distinctive Homes, and NAEA Regional Executive for the West Country delves into the thorny subject of sales particulars. Read more…

Auto-enrolment Staging Dates
Thursday 19 March 2015

In the first of a series of articles focussing on specific aspects of auto-enrolment, Nathan Perry from Goddard Perry provides answers to FAQs below. Read more…

HMRC App
Thursday 26 February 2015

HMRC have launched a great new FREE app that no business should be without. Read more…

Suspicious Activity Reports – Call for Information
Wednesday 04 March 2015

As Estate Agents you have a legal obligation to submit a Suspicious Activity Report if you believe there are reasonable grounds to know or suspect that another person is engaged in money laundering. You must also seek the consent of the National Crime Agency before conducting a transaction or activity about which you have suspicions. Read more…

NAEA membership at all-time high
Thursday 19 March 2015

It's been a very successful year for NAEA thanks to a lot of hard work from everyone at Arbon House and the great work that our members do, boosting the our credibility amongst the public and setting an example to others within the industry. Read more…

CPD
Friday 20 March 2015

CPD will need to be top of the list of priorities for NAEA members in 2015. It is now compulsory for all those in NAEA – previously only licensed members and those who joined after 1 January 1998 were required to complete it. Read more…

Scott & Co Scottish Legal Awards
Wednesday 18 February 2015

The Scottish Legal Awards are the first and foremost national awards celebration for the legal industry. Read more…

Business is GREAT Britain
Wednesday 18 February 2015

Business is GREAT Britain is a fantastic source of information and inspiration for growing your business. Read more…

Member Benefits
Thursday 12 February 2015

There are many, many reasons to become a member of NAEA, ranging from discounts across an extensive range of professional services and suppliers, to huge savings on family days out. Read more…

Student members - don’t leave it too late to get qualified and upgrade.
Thursday 12 February 2015

Remember, as a student member, you have just two years from the date you joined in which to get qualified and upgrade to Member grade. If you do not qualify within this period your membership will be terminated and you will not be able to rejoin until you are qualified. Read more…

Everyone Communicates, few connect
Thursday 12 February 2015

We are delighted to announce that we are running a new one-day course Everyone Communicates, Few Connect. Read more…

Help fellow members falling on hard times – it could be you!
Thursday 29 January 2015

When Chris Brown became chairman of the College of Fellows two and a half years ago, with it he ‘inherited’ the benevolent fund which was one of the best kept secrets in NFoPP. Read more…

HMRC help for small businesses
Wednesday 04 February 2015

HMRC have produced a fantastic new booklet designed to help anybody running a small business. Read more…

Business Rates appeal process changing
Thursday 05 February 2015

If you think you are paying too much in business rates, you need to take urgent action. The Government has announced proposals that radically change how much you could claim if you appeal against a business rates assessment. Read more…

Wear It, Beat It
Thursday 05 February 2015

Help turn the nation red this Friday to support British Heart Foundation. Read more…

Anti-Money Laundering
Wednesday 04 February 2015

As I’m sure many of you are aware, Mark Hayward has been travelling the country delivering what is becoming a lively and much loved seminar on Anti-Money Laundering. Read more…

Soapbox Challenge – life in the fast lane
Thursday 22 January 2015

We’re encouraging, nay willing and pleading with NAEA members to be amongst the teams competing in the Soapbox Challenge this June, a race where you can really get to prove your mettle all in the name of charity. Read more…

Auto-enrolment
Thursday 29 January 2015

Look out for a letter from The Pensions Regulator. Between February and May 2015 The Pensions Regulator will be sending out over a million additional letters, writing to ALL small and micro employers with a staging date between May 2016 and August 2017 to ensure they know when their new workplace duties start. Read more…

Announcement of compensation schemes for homeowners in areas neighbouring path of HS2
Friday 16 January 2015

The Government has today announced details - long awaited by homeowners and estate agents - of compensation schemes for property in areas neighbouring the path of High Speed 2 (HS2) Phase 1. Read more…

CML outlook for 2015
Thursday 15 January 2015

Kennedy Foster, Policy Consultant at CML provides our members with an outlook for 2015. Read more…

OnTheMarket says they will inject much needed competition into the marketplace
Friday 09 January 2015

The direct competitor to Rightmove and Zoopla – OnTheMarket.com – will launch on Monday, January 26, 2015. Read more…

Revenue Scotland
Thursday 15 January 2015

Susan MacInnes, Head of Corporate Services at Revenue Scotland gives our members the low down on their progress ahead of the introduction of LBTT. Read more…

NAEA offers advice for sellers putting their property on the market in winter
Wednesday 07 January 2015

For the best chance to sell your home it is important to make sure your property stands out, and in the cold, dark winter months this couldn’t be more important. By incorporating a few simple tips, sellers can enhance the look and feel of their property, increasing the chance of attracting an offer, says National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA). Read more…

Volunteer for a free, no risk assessment from the ICO
Wednesday 14 January 2015

Data Protection is more important now than it’s ever been and it’s absolutely crucial that NAEA members take the issue seriously if they don’t want to fall foul of the law. With possible fines of up to £500,000 for non-compliance, now is the time to review your processes. Read more…

Help raise standards and shape the future of your industry
Thursday 15 January 2015

Apprenticeship standards for the housing and property management sector are being reformed as part of the Richards Review. It's absolutely crucial that our members take part in the consultation process which ends on 30 January 2015. Read more…

TPO guidelines for Sale by Tender process
Wednesday 21 January 2015

As Sale by Tender becomes an increasingly common approach used by agents, The Property Ombudsman has released best practice guidelines on how agents should handle the controversial Sale by Tender process. Read more…

Agents who branch out into commercial property can reap huge rewards
Wednesday 21 January 2015

There are excellent opportunities for local and regional estate agents to add an extra profit centre to their business by becoming involved in commercial property. That’s according to the Chairman of the Institute of Commercial and Business Agency (ICBA), David Broschomb. Read more…

NAEA and ARLA Sector Predictions for 2015
Tuesday 16 December 2014

Mark Hayward, Managing Director, National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) and David Cox, Managing Director, Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) provide an overview of what we may see in the housing market in 2015: Read more…

New rates for Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)
Thursday 04 December 2014

The reforms of structure, rates and threshold for SDLT for residential property transactions are detailed below: Read more…

Autumn Statement and changes to stamp duty
Wednesday 03 December 2014

Mark Hayward, Managing Director of National Association of Estate Agents, comments on the reforms to stamp duty announced in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement: Read more…

NAEA National London Forum 2015 - Agents of Change
Thursday 04 December 2014

Whilst it might sound like a Superhero or spy movie, Agents of Change is actually the name we’ve given to our fantastic upcoming 2015 NAEA National London Forum. In its third year, the NAEA National London Forum promises to be the must attend event of the year for everyone working in estate agency across the UK. Read more…

ASA ruling on advertising length of lease
Thursday 04 December 2014

A complaint which has challenged whether a leasehold property listing for a property with 101 years and 11 months left on the lease should have specified the length of the lease has not been upheld. Read more…

Have you planned for auto-enrolment?
Thursday 04 December 2014

Last month three employers were issued fixed penalty fines by The Pensions Regulator (TPR) for failures related to auto-enrolment. And as time goes on the number of compliance notices issued to companies is increasing rapidly, with 177 notices issued by the end of September, over 900% up from the end of June figures. The Pensions Regulator expects this trend to continue as the SME sector reach their staging date. Read more…

Do you want your agency to appear in Property Professional magazine?
Thursday 04 December 2014

Do you think your estate agency is a shining example to others? Yes? Then we want to hear from you! Read more…

New house building
Thursday 04 December 2014

Mark Hayward, Managing Director of National Association of Estate Agents, comments on both the coalition's decision to make Bicester its second new garden city and the other new measures announced earlier this week to provide thousands of new homes: Read more…

Stamp duty changes - your thoughts please
Thursday 18 December 2014

With the chancellor having announced major changes to the way Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is calculated in the Autumn statement, it’s been a significant period of change for estate agents. Read more…

News for buyers about auto enrolment into workplace pensions
Friday 05 December 2014

If you’re interested in sharing some good news for home buyers about ways they can achieve a more financially secure future, please share the following editorial from DWP. Read more…

DWP issue advice on auto-enrolment for house buyers
Thursday 18 December 2014

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have issued some valuable advice for house buyers, which our members can use directly in their communications to landlords, buyers and sellers. Read more…

Sell Spanish Bank repossessed properties - lifestyle & investment
Thursday 11 December 2014

NAEA (through sister trade association AIPP) invite you to meet BBVA Anida at a free seminar on 22 January in London. Read more…

Latest Housing Market Report available
Thursday 27 November 2014

BETTER BALANCE BETWEEN SUPPLY AND DEMAND EMERGING AS HOUSING STOCK INCREASES FOR OCTOBER 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…