News

Agents Giving announce Great British Property Cycle 2014

Agents Giving announce Great British Property Cycle 2014

Wednesday 30 July 2014
Last year, Agents Giving and their supporters raised nearly £30,000 by getting on their bikes. This year they want to beat that and are asking everyone to get involved in the 2014 Great British Property Cycle in September. Read more…


MP to introduce Self-Build and Custom Housebuilding Bill
Tuesday 29 July 2014

Richard Bacon MP, who won a high ranked slot in the ballot for Private Members' Bills, wants to change the law to make it easier for individuals and local communities to acquire land for developing their own housing projects, both for private purchase and for affordable renting. Read more…

Home economics: the role of housing in rebalancing the economy
Tuesday 29 July 2014

The IPPR North has published a new report called 'Home economics: The role of housing in rebalancing the economy'. Read more…

Over two thirds of homeowners fear a mortgage rate rise in next twelve months
Tuesday 29 July 2014

Legal & General's latest Mortgage Mood Survey has revealed that 68% of homeowners fear a mortgage rate rise in the next 12 months, but the majority of that group (45%) believe that rates won't increase by more than 1%. Read more…

Mayor allocates funds to build thousands more low cost homes for Londoners
Tuesday 29 July 2014

London boroughs and housing associations have been given a huge boost as the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, allocated almost half a billion pounds to over 50 housing providers to build thousands of new affordable homes in the capital. Read more…

Affordable housing programme to transform the way we build
Tuesday 29 July 2014

The government's Affordable Homes Programme will change the way homes are built in Britain, Chief Secretary of the Treasury Danny Alexander and Housing Minister Brandon Lewis said. Read more…

Matthew Gray appointed NAEA Regional Executive of Scotland
Tuesday 29 July 2014

NAEA is proud to announce the appointment of Matthew Gray to the position of Scotland Regional Executive. Matthew Gray is Managing Director of Property Services for Gilson Gray Property LLP. Read more…

The industry responds to the NAEA June Housing Market Report
Monday 28 July 2014

Widespread media and political interest in key findings from NAEA members Read more…

Mayor calls for power to unlock London's housing potential
Tuesday 22 July 2014

London Mayor, Boris Johnson, is calling on the government to extend its plans to accelerate the release of disused public land to London, and enable him to unlock new development to help meet London's housing needs. Read more…

First Time Buyers squeezed even further out of the market
Monday 21 July 2014

- Number of first time buyers down 20 per cent from previous month sales and at lowest levels since May 2013 Read more…

Housing and Planning have been united under Brandon Lewis MP
Thursday 17 July 2014

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has now published the responsibilities for the new ‘Housing Minister’ Brandon Lewis. Read more…

Agents turn to drones for property pictures
Thursday 17 July 2014

An unusual trend is beginning to sweep the world of property: drone photography. Read more…

Agents' Mutual names its portal
Wednesday 16 July 2014

Agents' Mutual has announced it has decided on the name of its new agent-owned portal - On The Market. Read more…

MMR impact on lending appears subtle, rather than dramatic
Tuesday 15 July 2014

New CML data on the profile of UK lending in May 2014, including first-time buyer, home mover, remortgagor and buy-to-let lending shows the following. Read more…

Property industry responds to Bank of England rhetoric
Tuesday 15 July 2014

According to the latest RICS UK Residential Market Survey, house prices in June remained positive across the UK but the Mortgage Market Review and the Bank of England rhetoric are having a drag on activity. Read more…

Will the housing market cool and will the property bubble burst?
Tuesday 15 July 2014

Leading consumer insight specialist Callcredit Information Group has, in association with YouGov, conducted independent research to highlight consumer views on the continuing rise in house prices and their future sustainability. Read more…

FCA starts debate on fairness of changes to mortgage contracts
Tuesday 15 July 2014

Consumers and firms are to be asked for their views on how fairness should be assessed when lenders make changes to the terms of mortgage contracts and whether the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) needs to make changes to its rules or guidance. Read more…

Innovative plans for 500,000 new homes unveiled to avert "emerging housing nightmare"
Tuesday 15 July 2014

Plans have been unveiled by councils which would provide half a million desperately-needed new homes for hard-pressed families by the end of the decade. Read more…

TPO launches new property Codes of Practice for sales and lettings agents
Thursday 17 July 2014

Next month The Property Ombudsman (TPO) scheme will be issuing revisions to the Codes of Practice for sales and lettings agents in a bid to improve standards and practices across the industry. Read more…

FPC issues lending guidance in Financial Stability Report
Tuesday 01 July 2014

The Treasury has announced that no new loans at or above 4.5 times borrowers' income can be included in the Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme. Read more…

Labour's housing figures show worsening house building deficit
Tuesday 01 July 2014

The Labour Party has published figures showing the "gap" between the number of homes built since 2010 and those required to keep pace with demand has leapt to more than half-a-million - equivalent to a city the size of Birmingham. Read more…

NAEA members receive special discounted rate for Annual European Financial Crime Conference
Monday 30 June 2014

The Anti Money Laundering Professionals Forum (AMLP Forum) have announced the 8th Annual European Financial Crime Conference, scheduled on 22-23 October at the Merchant Taylors’ Hall. Read more…

Voting for Estate Agents Conveyancing Firm of the Year now open
Monday 30 June 2014

The national Conveyancing Conference for 2014 will be returning to the Ricoh Arena on Wednesday the 24th September 2014. Read more…

Take advantage of the NAEA National London Forum early bird offer
Monday 30 June 2014

Following on from the success of the 2014 event, the NAEA National London Forum 2015 will take place on 24th February at the Lancaster London. Read more…

NAVA Auctioneer of the Year Competition - Enter today!
Monday 30 June 2014

Following on from the success of our 2013 NAVA Auctioneer Competition of the Year, the next competition will take place on 24 September at the Stratford Manor Hotel, Warwickshire. Read more…

2015 Events Programme – We need your feedback!
Monday 30 June 2014

The Events Team are currently looking at the Events Programme for 2015 and want your suggestions on what you would like to see. Read more…

IPPR publishes The Condition of Britain report
Tuesday 24 June 2014

The IPPR has published a report on the Condition of Britain – a series of essays for the reform of state and social policy. Read more…

Brownfield scheme to create 50,000 London homes
Wednesday 18 June 2014

The Treasury has announced up to 50,000 London homes are to be built on 20 brownfield sites, in a £400m scheme. Read more…

George Osborne promises to let Bank of England cap mortgages
Wednesday 18 June 2014

The housing market was a focus of George Osborne's and Mark Carney's speeches with George Osborne saying he will give the Bank of England the powers it needs to cap mortgages. Read more…

Vince Cable comments on capping mortgage lending
Wednesday 18 June 2014

Speaking on Radio 4, Vince Cable said that a cap on mortgage lending is needed to stop banks from fuelling the housing boom. Read more…

Lenders meet 2020 interest-only mortgage commitment, says CML
Wednesday 18 June 2014

The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has reported that mortgage lenders have successfully met a commitment they gave a year ago to contact their borrowers with interest-only mortgages. Read more…

Welcome to the new NAEA President!
Wednesday 18 June 2014

We would like to congratulate the new President of NAEA, Simon Gerrard in his appointment, as well as Martyn Baum in becoming the new President-Elect and to David Mackie who is now Vice-President. We wish them all the best in the coming year. Read more…

Property Professional announced as finalist for Magazine of the Year
Monday 16 June 2014

We are delighted to announce that Property Professional has been short listed for Magazine of the Year at the prestigious Trade Association Forum Ltd (TAF) Best Practice Awards 2014. Read more…

FMB praises Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill
Tuesday 10 June 2014

Queen’s Speech is a boost for small builders, says FMB. Read more…

New figures show significant growth in Scottish property sector over last year
Monday 09 June 2014

The Scottish Government has published new figures showing significant growth in the Scottish property sector over the last year. Read more…

A round-up of the Queen's Speech 2014
Monday 09 June 2014

On Wednesday 4 June, the State Opening of Parliament and the Queen delivered her address, outlining the Government’s legislative agenda for the next session. Read more…

Change to the 'Cooling Off' period
Thursday 05 June 2014

As of Friday 13th June 2014, the ‘cooling off’ period will be extended from 7 days to 14 days; the Regulations which bring about this change are the Consumer Contract (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013. Read more…

Mobile phone operators roll out 4G networks across the country
Thursday 05 June 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…

Announcing the 2014 NFoPP Annual General Meeting
Wednesday 04 June 2014

The NFoPP Annual General Meeting will take place on Friday, 13th June 2014 at 11.30 a.m. The venue is the Charing Cross Hotel in London. Read more…

Apprenticeships will be changing within the property sector
Wednesday 04 June 2014

In November 2012, the government-commissioned Richard Review of Apprenticeships made a number of recommendations aimed at making Apprenticeships more rigorous and more responsive to employers’ needs. Read more…

An update from Agents Giving
Wednesday 04 June 2014

Industry charity Agents Giving have just released details of their full suite of charity events throughout the year. Read more…

DCLG announces £208m in loans for 13 housing associations
Monday 02 June 2014

The Department for Communities and Local Government announced that 13 housing associations will receive a share of £208m in loans to deliver 4,800 new affordable homes. Read more…

Labour Party responds to latest Help to Buy figures
Monday 02 June 2014

Last week Number 10 issued a press release showing that more than 27,000 people across the country have bought a new home through the Help to Buy scheme. Read more…

New UK sales agents wanted for international property sales
Friday 11 July 2014

Meet AIPP member property developers & MD of the Association of International Property Developers at two free events in the UK this July. Read more…

New stats from The Scotland Office show success of Help to Buy in Scotland
Friday 30 May 2014

The Scotland Office has issued a press release highlighting that over 1,000 people in Scotland have bought a new home through the UK’s Help to Buy scheme. Read more…

New specialised online job boards for all Associations!
Thursday 29 May 2014

Each of the six divisions of the National Federation of Property Professionals (NFoPP) has just launched a new online job board, listing jobs specific to their industry sector. Read more…

Average London house prices to rise by further 43% by 2020
Thursday 29 May 2014

The NHF has published a new report showing that the housing shortage in London is reaching critical levels as housebuilding in the capital has failed to keep pace with population growth. Read more…

Number 10 announces latest Help to Buy figures; Labour and CML respond
Friday 30 May 2014

Number 10 has issued a press release showing that more than 27,000 people across the country have bought a new home through the Help to Buy scheme. Read more…

Law Society issues press release on ring-fencing deposits
Wednesday 28 May 2014

The Law Society issued a press release highlighting that people buying a house together could risking their investment if they do not seek legal advice first. Read more…

Mark Carney calls for tighter controls on Help to Buy
Wednesday 28 May 2014

The Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, used an interview on Sunday 18 May to suggest that the Help to Buy scheme could be “pared back” if the Bank of England believes that the housing market is overheating. Read more…