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Homes cost more using Help to Buy

Thursday 18 October 2018

First-time buyers using Help to Buy are paying almost 10 per cent more for their properties than people buying new builds without the scheme, new research suggests.

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And the award goes to...

Wednesday 17 October 2018

This afternoon, Propertymark Qualifications held its annual awards ceremony in the Cholmondeley Room at the House of Lords, celebrating excellence in learning and development in the property industry.

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Is your client money healthy?

Wednesday 17 October 2018

Every year, Propertymark regulated agents are required to submit a client money examination to renew their membership. In the past the only option has been an accountant’s report, but now there's an alternative – the Client Money HealthCheck.

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Housing Minister signals the end to poor leasehold practices

Monday 15 October 2018

Yesterday, James Brokenshire announced Government plan to consult on improving the leasehold sector, and bring an end to poor leasehold practices for homebuyers once and for all.

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Government moves a step closer to full regulation of the industry

Friday 12 October 2018

Housing Minister Heather Wheeler has announced today that a new working group will be set up, tasked with raising standards across the housing sector.

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Our representation to HM Treasury ahead of Autumn Budget

Friday 12 October 2018

We've submitted our representation to HM Treasury ahead of Chancellor Philip Hammond's 2018 Autumn Budget announcement, which is expected towards the end of October.

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CMA lays down the law when it comes to competition

Tuesday 09 October 2018

The Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA) is continuing with an investigation into a suspected estate agents’ cartel, with the results of the probe likely to be released by or in February.

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UK's first Unexplained Wealth Order issued

Monday 08 October 2018

The subject of the UK’s first Unexplained Wealth Order (UWO) is fighting to keep hold of her property after failing to reveal the source of her wealth, following a High Court Judgement.

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Theresa May promises to build a better Britain

Wednesday 03 October 2018

There were a number of highlights from this week's Conservative party conference, and whilst the PMs dance moves were probably the most notable, she also promised to do more to build the homes the UK needs and lift the lending cap on councils.

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New Homes Ombusdman to 'champion consumers'

Tuesday 02 October 2018

Secretary of State for Housing, James Brokenshire MP, has announced that a New Homes Ombudsman is to be appointed, to specifically address quality problems in new build properties.

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Foreign buyers to be hit with new stamp duty surcharge

Monday 01 October 2018

Yesterday, Theresa May unveiled plans for a new levy to be paid by those buying British homes from abroad, as part of a wider bid to tackle Britain’s housing crisis.

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Labour announce plans to 'end the housing crisis'

Friday 28 September 2018

In his speech at the Labour Party Conference in Liverpool earlier this week, Labour's Shadow Housing Secretary, John Healey MP criticised the PMs statement on affordable housing as “falling short of what's needed” and pledged a raft of measures to bring an end to the UK's housing crisis.

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Say "hello" to Propertymark Connect

Thursday 27 September 2018

Our membership benefits are just one of the reasons to join Propertymark, and now you can find them all in one place with our brand new app - Propertymark Connect - connecting you to your benefits.

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Housing for older people

Thursday 27 September 2018

Suitable housing for older people has long been a topic of conversation within Government, as they try and combat issues caused by an ageing population and insufficient housing.

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Liberal Democrats call for affordable housing at party conference

Wednesday 26 September 2018

It was the Lib Dem party conference in Brighton last week, during which they passed a motion calling for the Government to ensure everyone has a right to affordable, safe and secure homes in England.

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Couple arrested in money laundering crackdown

Monday 24 September 2018

The National Crime Agency (NCA) arrested a ‘Politically Exposed Person’ from Pakistan and his wife last week, following allegations of money laundering corruption.

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Are bats sucking the blood out of your sale?

Friday 21 September 2018

House sales are tricky enough, but what happens when there are bats living in the property you are selling? Here's what you need to know...

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Funding boost for affordable housing

Thursday 20 September 2018

Prime Minister Theresa May has called for an end to the stigma of social housing and offered a £2 billion handout to housing associations as part of and ambitious plan to provide tens of thousands of new affordable homes.

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A fairer deal for leaseholders?

Thursday 20 September 2018

The Law Commission unveiled its long-awaited consultation on leasehold reform this week, which is seeking views on how to save leaseholders time, stress and money during the enfranchisement process and how to reduce legal costs, prevent unnecessary disputes, and the impact reform may have.

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Does your business have an AML officer?

Wednesday 19 September 2018

According to new research, just under a third of estate agents aren’t sure whether their agency has any anti-money laundering (AML) processes in place - are you one of them?

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Government announce housing delivery fund

Monday 17 September 2018

Today, the Government announced a £1.9 billion investment to tackle issues on potential housing sites and get homes built in areas where they are needed the most.

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Defending liability claims

Thursday 13 September 2018

Good health and safety can be a vital tool to help your organisation comply with legislation and reduce accidents and incidents which could cost you time and money.

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Liverpool's thriving property market

Monday 10 September 2018

Liverpool’s property market is set to reach a value of £1 billion this year, according to new analysis, as the total spent on house sales has more than doubled since 2012.

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GDPR breach: it could happen to you

Monday 10 September 2018

Last week, British Airways became embroiled in a GDPR nightmare, which saw 380,000 customers have their financial details stolen.

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Leasehold: a life sentence?

Friday 07 September 2018

Today we launched our ground-breaking research report into leasehold practices, which has been increasingly in the spotlight in recent years for all the wrong reasons.

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What you need to know about leaseholds

Thursday 06 September 2018

If you haven't heard about the leasehold scandal and don't understand what all the fuss is about, let us explain.

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Research reveals that inequality starts at interview

Tuesday 04 September 2018

New research by recruitment specialists, Hyper Recruitment Solutions (HRS) has revealed that an alarming 85 per cent of interviewers have admitted to asking off limits questions during an interview.

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We're all over Gas Safety Week, are you?

Monday 03 September 2018

NAEA Propertymark are proud to be supporting Gas Safety Week 2018, which is taking place between 17 – 23 September 2018.

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More homes but poorer quality?

Wednesday 29 August 2018

There's a great deal of political attention focused on the need to increase the rate of house building at the moment, but alongside this are growing concerns about the quality of the houses under development.

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The true cost of nuisance neighbours

Tuesday 28 August 2018

Everybody needs good neighbours but not everyone is lucky enough to get along with the people next door, and when things turn sour, property prices could take a tumble.

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