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Urgent reform to leasehold needed

Tuesday 19 March 2019

In a report published today, 19 March 2019, the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee has called for wide ranging reforms to the leasehold system.

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Referral fees guidance must be taken seriously

Tuesday 19 March 2019

The National Trading Standards Estate Agency Team (NTSEAT) has published guidance on referral fees received by estate agents across the UK, with the aim of making previously hidden fees open and transparent to consumers.

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NAEA Propertymark submits evidence on the Draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill

Friday 15 March 2019

The Joint Committee on the Draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill issued a Call for Evidence earlier this month.

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An informative and educational 2019 Propertymark Scottish National Conference

Thursday 14 March 2019

With the threat of hurricane Gareth looming, it didn’t put off the hardy Scottish estate and lettings agents from ascending to Glasgow on 13 March for a programme filled with heavy legislation issues mixed with a touch of light-hearted tips and information.

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NAEA Propertymark comments on Spring Statement

Wednesday 13 March 2019

Today, 13 March 2019, the Chancellor has presented his Spring Statement to Parliament. A key part of the Government’s plan is to invest in the future including fixing the broken housing market.

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Scottish Labour to consider targeted replacement for Help to Buy

Tuesday 12 March 2019

Scottish Labour’s Housing Commission want to scrap Help to Buy in favour of a targeted scheme to help first time buyers with lower income, allowing them to buy existing homes as well as new builds with a 5% deposit.

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Treasury Committee release report on Economic Crime

Monday 11 March 2019

On 8 March 2019, the House of Commons Treasury Committee released its report on Economic Crime. Mark Hayward Chief Executive of NAEA Propertymark gave evidence as part of the inquiry in June 2018 and is quoted throughout the report.

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Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week 2019

Tuesday 05 March 2019

An annual celebration of apprenticeships, coordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service, brings the whole apprenticeship community together to celebrate the impact of apprenticeships has on individuals, businesses and the economy.

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Unannounced inspections from HMRC in money laundering crackdown

Monday 04 March 2019

Details have been published of businesses who have received penalties from HMRC for not complying with the Money Laundering Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds Regulations 2017.

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New Guidance on Fees from Trading Standards

Thursday 28 February 2019

National Trading Standards Estate Agency Team (NTSEAT) has, today, issued new guidance on the transparency of fees involving property sales. The guidance specifically addresses the application of fees advice under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations and the transparency of referral fees.

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Propertymark's Client Money Protection Scheme Secures Government Approval

Wednesday 27 February 2019

Propertymark has received formal Approval from the Housing Minister, Heather Wheeler MP, to operate a Government-authorised Client Money Protection (CMP) Scheme. The Government has committed to requiring all property agents in the private rented sector to obtain membership of an approved CMP scheme by 1st April 2019 and the many thousands of Propertymark Protected members will now be covered.

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London Leasehold Advice Portal Launched

Tuesday 26 February 2019

Sadiq Khan, The Mayor of London has launched a leasehold guide for Londoners and slams ‘lease’ as ‘unfit for purpose’.

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Stamp duty land tax surcharge to help tackle rough sleeping

Monday 25 February 2019

For anyone purchasing residential property in England and Northern Ireland, who isn’t a UK resident – the Government is looking to introduce a 1% Stamp Duty Land Tax surcharge.

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All Scottish homes now affected by changes to fire and smoke detector laws

Monday 25 February 2019

Legislation has recently passed and from 1st February 2021 all homeowners in Scotland will have to meet the new standards for fire and smoke detection regardless of the property tenure.

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How can we speed up the buying and selling process?

Monday 25 February 2019

Simon Wilkinson, owner of The Wilkinson Partnership covering Milton Keynes, Winslow & Leighton Buzzard, was asked to sit on the Propertymark ‘working group’ to modernise Estate Agency in the UK. Now a year has passed a lot has happened and change is on the way.

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Budget Approved by the Scottish Parliament

Friday 22 February 2019

Holyrood has voted yesterday (21 February 2019) to pass the Scottish Government’s Budget for the next financial year.

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Are you doing everything in your power to push transactions through?

Tuesday 19 February 2019

NAEA Propertymark has been leading an industry group of agents, conveyancers and other stakeholders in recent months, looking at the house buying and selling process and considering barriers that could be removed and improvements that could be made.

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The 2019 NAEA Propertymark National Conference – eye opening and inspirational

Friday 15 February 2019

A fantastic event, filled with insight, inspiration, and some rather questionable hats, thanks to one of our animated keynote speakers. Among the informative statistics, eye-opening case studies and weirdly wonderful anecdotes, there was a serious message around anti-money laundering and cartels behaviour, but ultimately the programme was aimed at inspiring everyone to be the best they can be.

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New promotional items for valuation visits

Thursday 14 February 2019

If you've not logged into the online shop in a while, now is the time. We've got a whole host of products designed to help you, including some new ones.

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Could you be the voice of the industry?

Monday 11 February 2019

We are delighted to launch our search for the next NAEA Propertymark Vice President and ARLA Propertymark Vice President (VP).

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More than a third of homeowners have searched again within a year

Monday 11 February 2019

New research has revealed that as many as 34 per cent of Britons have searched for a house within a year of buying their home, seven per cent within the first month.

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Prices for prime central London plummet during 2018

Monday 11 February 2019

NAEA Propertymark Protected firm London Central Portfolio (LCP) has released their 2018 report covering prime central London and Greater London in detail, and the rest of England and Wales. They say the latter part of 2018 has seen prices and sales plummet.

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Winners and losers in the cost of moving

Thursday 07 February 2019

Reallymoving (the price comparison site for home movers) has released its annual Cost of Moving research, which shows that moving home (buying and selling) now costs one third of the median UK salary, at a record high of almost £10,000.

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Outright owners now outnumber mortgagors

Thursday 07 February 2019

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has released the latest English Housing Survey headline report, covering the period 2017-18.

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Property industry recruitment consultant criticises aggressive interview approach

Wednesday 06 February 2019

The Managing Director of the UK’s longest-established estate agency recruitment consultancy has issued advice to companies about taking an unnecessarily aggressive approach to job interviews.

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SDLT receipts and transactions down

Wednesday 06 February 2019

NAEA Propertymark Protected firm LCP has analysed HMRC’s Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) statistics for 2018 and found that it brings mixed fortunes, with receipts from the three per cent additional duty (HRAD) suffering the largest drop.

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Shaking up transaction reform across the UK

Tuesday 05 February 2019

Over recent months, NAEA Propertymark has brought together estate agents and conveyancers in order to find ways to speed up the buying and selling process.

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OnTheMarket experiences strong growth

Tuesday 05 February 2019

OnTheMarket has announced listing agreements with over 12,500 agent branches, adding over 7,000 branches since Admission to AIM in February 2018.

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Government announce funding for affordable homes

Monday 04 February 2019

James Brokenshire has announced a funding boost for housing associations to build more affordable homes, including properties for social rent.

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Law Commission leasehold events

Thursday 31 January 2019

The Law Commission is holding a series of special consultation events around the country aimed at professionals, covering the topics of leasehold home ownership and exercising the right to manage, and commonhold as an alternative to leasehold ownership.

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