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NAEA gives evidence to the Scottish Parliament

NAEA gives evidence to the Scottish Parliament

Wednesday 10 February 2016
On Wednesday 3 February 2016, Daryl McIntosh NAEA’s Business Development Executive attended the Scottish Parliament and gave evidence to the Finance Committee about the proposed LBTT supplement on additional residential properties. Read more…


Scottish rate of income tax change
Friday 12 February 2016

The Scottish Rate of Income Tax (SRIT) comes into force on 6 April 2016, meaning some of the Income Tax paid by people living in Scotland will go to the Scottish government - at a rate set by the Scottish Parliament. Read more…

Our response to Law Commission's consultation on residential leases
Friday 29 January 2016

Following on from last week's newsletter where we raised awareness on 'event fees', we're pleased to announce that we have now submitted our official response to the Law Commission's consultation on Transfer of Title and Change of Occupancy Fees in Leaseholds. Read more…

LBTT supplement for second homes in Scotland
Friday 29 January 2016

A couple of weeks ago we reported on the Scottish Government's proposal for the introduction of a 3% LBTT supplement on second homes. We submitted our own written response before the Scottish Finance Committee's consultation ended, providing reasoned arguments for the pros and cons of the issues raised. Read more…

Buckle up for an adrenaline fuelled day of racing for charity
Thursday 28 January 2016

After the successful launch of the Agency Express Soapbox Challenge in 2015, Agency Express are pleased to announce that on 25 June at Penn House Estate, Buckinghamshire the challenge is returning for a second year of fast paced fun and it’s all in aid of Agents Giving. Read more…

NAEA informed about developments in Anti Money Laundering supervision
Monday 18 January 2016

The National Association of Estate Agents has received a letter from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) informing them about developments in HMRC Anti Money Laundering supervision (AMLS). Read more…

ARLA Licensed agent launch unique online stamp duty calculator
Monday 18 January 2016

ARLA Licensed agent Romans have released an updated version of their online Stamp Duty Calculator following the announcement of forthcoming surcharge for buy-to-let properties and second homes. So you can now easily compare what you are currently paying to what you will pay come 1 April. Read more…

NAEA supports Law Commission proposals on ‘event’ fees
Monday 18 January 2016

The National Association of Estate Agents is supporting the Law Commission in its quest for the introduction of stringent codes of practice to require developers, operators and managing agents to bring ‘event’ fees to the attention of prospective buyers. Read more…

Turning a blind eye to employees taking ‘working holidays’ is not an option
Friday 08 January 2016

The number of employees absent from work due to stress and mental health conditions is rising. Read more…

Agents on the run!
Friday 08 January 2016

Channel 4's hit television series Hunted is back! Read more…

Estate Agent takes his passion for property to Nepal for Christmas
Friday 18 December 2015

Estate agent and NAEA Fellow Paul Campbell from Campbells in Daventry left for Nepal on Sunday to help re-build some of the homes which were destroyed in the earthquakes back in April. Read more…

NAEA submits evidence on the economics of the UK housing market
Thursday 17 December 2015

The House of Lords Select Committee's inquiry into the state of the UK housing market has now closed. Read more…

The deadline to submit your 2015 CPD is fast approaching
Thursday 10 December 2015

The deadline to submit your 2015 CPD is fast approaching Read more…

Christopher Hamer joins NAEA and ARLA as property advisor
Tuesday 01 December 2015

The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) and Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) are pleased to announce Christopher Hamer will today be joining the Associations as a Special Advisor. Read more…

National planning policy consultation
Thursday 17 December 2015

DCLG are proposing changes to the national planning policy in England. This could have an impact on your business and your clients business, so it's important you make your views known. Read more…

House prices to soar 50% and rent by over a quarter by 2025
Thursday 17 December 2015

Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) and National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) have worked with the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) to analyse home ownership issues facing the property market over the next 10 years and the steps that must be taken. Read more…

Kevin Mcloud plans his biggest and most sustainable development to date
Tuesday 01 December 2015

Kevin Mcloud plans his biggest and most sustainable development to date Read more…

Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2015
Thursday 03 December 2015

Hundreds of people from across the Northern Ireland property industry gathered recently at the packed out Culloden Hotel to celebrate the best the industry has to offer. Read more…

Support ARLA's campaign for compulsory Client Money Protection
Wednesday 02 December 2015

Support ARLA's campaign for compulsory Client Money Protection Read more…

Help to Buy ISA launches
Tuesday 01 December 2015

The new Help to Buy ISA launched last week, with 14 big names providers already signed up to provide the products. Read more…

Five Point plan for housing announced in Spending Review
Thursday 03 December 2015

At the Autumn Statement and Spending Review the Chancellor announced what he called 'opportunities for home ownership: Five Point Plan'. Read more…

NAEA continues the campaign for Client Money Protection
Friday 18 December 2015

On the final day of debate in Parliament, in which the Public Bill Committee looked at the Government’s Housing and Planning Bill 2015, ARLA’s proposed amendment to make membership of a Client Money Protection scheme compulsory for all letting agents was rejected. Read more…

UK Government urged to deliver on promise of property transparency
Tuesday 24 November 2015

In a joint statement, the National Association of Estate Agents and Transparency International UK have called on the UK Government to begin the process to make ownership of property in the UK fully transparent and deliver on the message that ‘there is no place for dirty money in Britain’. Read more…

NFoPP Awarding Body get award of their own
Thursday 19 November 2015

The NFoPP Awarding Body proved just how FAB they are at a recent awards ceremony for awarding bodies. Read more…

EA LIVE and Estate Agency of the Year 2015
Friday 06 November 2015

One of the biggest events of the property calendar, EA LIVE and the Estate Agency of the Year Awards 2015, returns on the 4 December. Read more…

Mark Hayward speaks in Parliament at APPG on Anti-Corruption
Thursday 05 November 2015

On 3 November 2015 Mark Hayward, Managing Director of the National Association of Estate Agents, spoke in Parliament at the All Party Parliamentary Group on Anti-Corruption who along with Transparency International-UK hosted a screening of From Russia with Cash followed by a panel discussion and Q&A. Read more…

Welsh Government reach target for empty homes
Wednesday 04 November 2015

The Welsh Government's Empty Homes target has been exceed and the final report for the Houses into Homes programme has now been released Read more…

Plethora of independent reports suggest no let up in house prices
Wednesday 04 November 2015

An annual increase in house prices has been reported, and the Centre for Economics and Business Research has released it's report on forecasted house prices. Is owning your own home becoming even less of a reality? Read more…

NHBC supporting estate agents
Thursday 05 November 2015

NHBC has been attending our regional conferences to discuss the difficulties builders sales staff and estate agents have when questioned about NHBC and their new home warranty. Read more…

The SNP and Sturgeon are building for the future
Friday 23 October 2015

It’s over a year since Scotland voted to remain part of the United Kingdom but since then the Scottish National Party’s (SNP) membership has quadrupled. Read more…

Cutting red tape: Anti-Money Laundering & Terrorist Financing Review
Thursday 22 October 2015

The NAEA has responded to the Government’s Review of the impact on business of the current anti-money laundering and terrorist finance regime. Read more…

Housing Planning Bill 2015-16
Tuesday 20 October 2015

A new Housing and Planning Bill was introduced to Parliament on 13 October 2015 which forms the biggest shake up in housing and planning for quite some time. Read more…

The stage is set for Cameron and the Conservatives
Thursday 08 October 2015

In May David Cameron defied the polls and won the General Election, delivering a majority Conservative Government. Read more…

Lib Dem conference - Tim comes home to rousing applause
Friday 25 September 2015

The party conference season is now in full swing, and it promises to be an interesting few weeks with party members and the media having been eagerly awaiting speeches from both a controversial new Labour leader and the new leader for the failed Liberal Democrat party. Read more…

Gas Safety Week: Fighting for a Gas Safe nation
Friday 04 September 2015

We are proud to be supporting Gas Safety Week 2015, taking place 14–20 September. Read more…

Problems ahead for interest only mortgage holders?
Friday 11 September 2015

Citizens Advice: 1 million mortgage holders have no plan on how to repay Read more…

Council of Mortgage Lenders: When building more homes isn't enough
Friday 11 September 2015

On Thursday 3 September, Bob Pannell, chief economist of the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) released a blog highlighting his thoughts on the current housing market. Read more…

Bank of England: Money and Credit Statistics for July 2015
Friday 11 September 2015

The Bank of England has released its statistics on Money and Credit for July 2015. The data includes the number of home loan and remortgage approvals. Read more…

Changes to National Insurance Contributions for apprenticeships
Thursday 27 August 2015

From April 2016, employers and apprentices under the age of 25 will no longer need to pay secondary (employer) Class 1 NICs on earning below the Upper Earnings Limit (UEL). Read more…

Auto-enrolment the easy way
Friday 21 August 2015

It's not without good reason that the ARLA/NAEA Master Trust is proving to be a hit with our members. It really is Auto-enrolment the easy way, as Rebecca Ducker from Chris Cubley & Co explains. Read more…

DCLG launch Rural Activity Plan
Thursday 27 August 2015

On Thursday, 20 August the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) announced the launch of its first Rural Productivity Plan. Read more…

Are you submitting your CPD hours online?
Friday 14 August 2015

It is compulsory for all NAEA members to submit a minimum of 12 hours Continuing Professional Development (CPD) per year. The deadline to submit your 2015 CPD is 31 January 2016. Read more…

Arbon Trust achieves charitable status
Wednesday 12 August 2015

We’re delighted to announced that after a long and challenging road, Arbon Trust has now been granted charitable status. Read more…

Important changes to Primary Authority partnership
Friday 07 August 2015

We are pleased to announce that we have now started auto-enrolling PPD member firms, based in England and Wales, to the Warwickshire County Council (WCC) Primary Authority Partnership (PAP). Read more…

DEA hits out at 'unethical' marketing of online agent
Friday 17 July 2015

A domestic energy assessor has hit out at an online estate agent accusing it of ‘disgraceful behaviour.’ Read more…

From Russia with Cash
Wednesday 15 July 2015

Following last week's screening of the Channel 4 documentary ‘From Russia with Cash’ Mark Hayward, managing director of National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) comments: Read more…

Present like a TV professional!
Friday 10 July 2015

The best businesses across the globe are using video content to attract customers and set themselves apart from the competition. Read more…

Money Laundering Regulations - Important info for PPDs
Friday 03 July 2015

As part of our ever increasing range of benefits and services as well as the evolution of how we regulate our PPD Firms, we have a new initiative in relation to Money Laundering Regulations. Read more…

Countrywide partner with NAEA
Friday 03 July 2015

Countrywide and the National Association of Estate Agents announce the first national membership partnership Read more…

AGM and Presidents' dinner
Thursday 25 June 2015

The NFoPP AGM was held at the Charing Cross Hotel on Friday 19 June 2015 to a packed group of members and stakeholders. Later on in the day a fabulous evening was had at The Savoy hotel for The Presidents' Dinner. Read more…