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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…

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…