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Important changes to Primary Authority partnership

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…


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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Primary Authority changes
Thursday 02 July 2015

Automatic registration to the NFoPP Primary Authority Partnership with Warwickshire County Council (WCC) 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…

Countrywide partner with NAEA
Friday 03 July 2015

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

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…

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…

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…

Policy and Politics roundup
Thursday 18 June 2015

In partnership with Lansons, we provide a roundup of the goings-on across the country last week including new homes and the Building Societies Association report Read more…

Money Laundering - agents against crime
Thursday 18 June 2015

Money laundering is always a hot topic for Estate Agents and that is always going to be the case. After all, Estate Agents are a very attractive proposition for criminal gangs. With property prices at an all-time high, the opportunity to launder vast amounts of money in just one transaction alone is astounding - we’re talking big numbers! Read more…

Consumer Code for Home Builders
Thursday 18 June 2015

The Consumer Code for Homebuilders (the Code) is an industry led code of conduct for builders and their agents, which was developed to make the home buying process fairer and more transparent for purchasers. Read more…

Fees - get your house in order and set the standard
Thursday 18 June 2015

The Consumer Rights Act 2015 has made it a legal requirement for all lettings agents in England to display details of all fees and charges on websites and in offices from 27 May 2015. As many of our NAEA members also deal in lettings we thought you should know too as we don’t want anyone slipping through the net. Read more…

HMRC Webinars - Statutory Changes
Monday 08 June 2015

Make sure you are aware of the changes to Statutory Payments Read more…

Ring NAEA LAWLINE when you need advice
Friday 15 May 2015

David Lester, Senior Partner & Head of the Commercial Team at Blythe Liggins explains the breadth of legal enquiries being dealt with by the NAEA LAWLINE. Read more…

London Estate Agents 10k Race
Friday 15 May 2015

Katie Buckland of charity Housing for Women tells us about this year’s London Estate Agents 10k Race for charity Read more…

NFOPP AWARD WINNERS TREATED LIKE MEDIEVAL KINGS
Friday 15 May 2015

The NFoPP Awards, sponsored by MOL held its annual awards ceremony in the Great Hall at Warwick Castle, Warwickshire on 8th May 2015. Read more…

Scottish TPO Code of Practice
Wednesday 27 May 2015

The Property Ombudsman’s Code of Practice for Residential Estate Agents in Scotland and Code of Practice for Residential Letting Agents in Scotland have recently been launched. NAEA and ARLA worked with TPO to develop the new Codes, alongside property agents, The Scottish Government and Shelter. Read more…

What now for the property market?
Wednesday 27 May 2015

Matthew Gray, Scottish Executive for the National Association of Estate Agents says: “Now that the General Election is behind us having followed closely on the back of the Scottish Referendum, there is a relative sigh of relief from many in Scotland who have lived through an unprecedented period of political intrigue and uncertainty. Read more…

Who needs to be included in your Auto Enrolment Pension Scheme?
Wednesday 29 April 2015

Nathan Clarkson of Goddard Perry, an independent pension solution provider and founder member of NAEA ARLA Master Trust, explains who is classed as a worker under pension auto enrolment legislation. Read more…

Customer satisfaction rewarded for John Minnis
Wednesday 29 April 2015

The 12th annual ESTA Awards on 17th April included many outstanding contributions and worthy winners including Northern Ireland agent John Minnis who were crowned Best Local Lettings Agency in the UK’ and ‘Best Estate Agents in Northern Ireland’. Read more…

January in Florida!
Thursday 30 April 2015

The American partners of The National Federation of Property Professionals, The Florida Realtors Association, have invited our members to escape the rigours of January in the UK and head to sunny Florida. Read more…

Proposal of 3 year holiday on stamp duty for FTBs on houses to £300,000
Monday 27 April 2015

NAEA Managing Director Mark Hayward welcomes Labour’s proposal of a 3 yr holiday on for first time buyers for properties under £300k but supply remains the key issue. Read more…

Responsive design for agency websites
Tuesday 28 April 2015

The web is changing fast, and your agency website needs to keep up with those changes. In recent years we have seen explosive growth of devices with different screen sizes. Just recently Google announced changes which mean that sites which are not mobile and tablet friendly will be penalised in search results. Read more…

NAEA comments on the decrease in house buyers following mortgage market review
Thursday 23 April 2015

Two thirds of estate agents report decrease in buyers following mortgage market review. Read more…

Voting opens soon
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…

Primary Authority reaches milestone
Wednesday 01 April 2015

Since Primary Authority was introduced in mid-2014, the take up has been good with agents keen to make their life easier with this free member benefit. 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…

LBTT - dawn of a new era for Scotland
Tuesday 24 March 2015

Unless you’ve been hiding in a cave for the last six months, you’ll no doubt be aware that the new Land and Buildings Transaction Tax took effect in Scotland yesterday. Read more…

VAT advertising advice for residential property professionals
Thursday 09 April 2015

Following an ASA ruling in November 2014 relating to how residential property services should include VAT, the Committee for Advertising Practice (CAP) have issued advice: Read more…

Sanctuary office
Wednesday 15 April 2015

5–8 The Sanctuary is a Grade II listed Gothic style building and was built in 1854 by prominent Victorian architect, Sir George Gilbert Scott. Read more…

Septic tanks and sewage plants
Tuesday 07 April 2015

As part of ongoing efforts to improve water quality and reduce pollution, the Government has introduced new rules that simplify the way septic tanks and small sewage treatment plants are regulated in England. Read more…

VAT advertising advice for residential property professionals
Thursday 09 April 2015

Following an ASA ruling in November 2014 relating to how residential property services should include VAT, the Committee for Advertising Practice (CAP) have issued advice: Read more…

What does the Immigration Act 2014 Landlord Checking Service mean to sales agents?
Thursday 16 April 2015

As legislative changes grind to a halt for Election 'purdah', it’s a good time to reflect on the impact that Immigration Act 2014 is having on the property industry and what the implications are for sales agents. Read more…

Fight for power begins in earnest
Friday 17 April 2015

It’s been a key week in the fight for who will hold or indeed share power for the next five years, with all of the major political parties releasing their manifestos and setting out their policies for housing reform. Read more…

Lansons and NAEA – working for you
Friday 17 April 2015

Lansons, our PR company began working with us back in June 2014 and since then we’ve seen the fruits of our combined labours with a huge increase in media interest and benefit of our key message and principles. 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…