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Stamp Duty Reforms Announced in The Budget

Wednesday 22 November 2017

Mark Hayward, Chief Executive, NAEA Propertymark comments on the stamp duty reforms announced in today’s Autumn Budget:

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New Zealand bans foreign home buyers

Tuesday 21 November 2017

As New Zealand faces a housing affordability crisis, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has banned the sale of homes to non-residents.

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The average UK property takes 96 days to sell

Monday 20 November 2017

House sellers can expect their property to take just over three months to sell according to the latest report from Post Office Money.

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Is auction now the method of choice for discerning vendors?

Friday 17 November 2017

If the latest results from NAVA Propertymark Protected auctioneers Clive Emson are anything to go by, the answer is a definite, big fat, yes. With sales totaling over £23 million in their latest sale alone.

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Pre-budget announcement on house building

Thursday 16 November 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May has pledged to make it her personal mission to ‘build more homes, more quickly’.

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Committee hears from experts on housing for older people

Tuesday 14 November 2017

The Communities and Local Government Select Committee have questioned experts and providers of specialist retirement housing as part of its inquiry in to housing for older people.

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Proposed Leasehold Reform Bill

Friday 10 November 2017

On 7 November, Labour MP Justin Madders introduced a Private Members Bill to Parliament to establish provisions about the regulation of the purchase of freeholds by leaseholders.

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Government to clampdown on gazumping

Thursday 09 November 2017

As part of a renewed attempt to improve the homebuying process, the government are drawing up plans to clampdown on gazumping.

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A members view: Fast growing demand in East Anglia

Wednesday 08 November 2017

Estate agency Fenn Wright has recorded a strong summer for sales across its eight residential branches this year, but NAEA Propertymark member Alan Williams is now advising sellers to be realistic in their pricing strategy as the autumn market transitions.

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Sweet dreams are made of tea

Monday 06 November 2017

New research has found that British workers rack up over 100 hours per year making tea and other drinks.

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Anti-Money Laundering Regulation update

Friday 03 November 2017

It's been a busy couple of weeks in the world of anti-money laundering, with the release of the revised National Risk Assessment and changes to the supervision fee structure.

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Bank of England base rate up

Thursday 02 November 2017

Interest rates in the UK are set to rise as the Bank of England increases it's base rate for the first time in a decade.

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One step closer for mandatory Client Money Protection

Wednesday 01 November 2017

Measures to make Client Money Protection (CMP) mandatory for all letting agents in England have moved closer with the launch of a consultation inviting views and comments on how the rules should be designed, implemented and enforced.

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A members view: The UK's downsizing boom

Monday 30 October 2017

As Britain prepares for a downsizing boom, Managing Director of Millwood Designer Homes and NAEA Propertymark Fellow, John Elliott, looks at how ‘empty-nesters’ could provide a much-needed boost to the UK housing market.

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London's cleaner vehicle checker open for business

Friday 27 October 2017

Last month we told you that The Greater London Authority were planning to introduce a vehicle checking service which would identify vehicles with the least-polluting engines - well the service is now live!

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Government crackdown on managing agents

Thursday 26 October 2017

Considerable scrutiny of the property sector continues, with no signs of stopping as the Housing Minister has announced a Call for Evidence to address concerns around both letting agent practices and those of agents managing leasehold, generically referred to as 'property agents'.

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Let us help find you a graduate for your business!

Wednesday 25 October 2017

Propertymark is exhibiting at the National Graduate Recruitment Exhibition on 4-5 November at the NEC, and your business could benefit as a result.

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Review into house buying and selling process

Sunday 22 October 2017

Government announce Call for Evidence into house buying and selling process. NAEA Propertymark welcome the long overdue review on behalf of buyers and sellers.

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NAEA and ARLA Propertymark comment on DCLG’s intention to introduce regulation for letting and managing agents

Wednesday 18 October 2017

PRESS RELEASE: David Cox, Chief Executive, ARLA Propertymark and Mark Hayward, Chief Executive, NAEA Propertymark, comment on DCLG’s intention to introduce regulation for letting and managing agents:

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Cartels: Closer to home than you might think

Wednesday 18 October 2017

Earlier this year, the Competition and Markets Authority fined a group of estate agents in Somerset for being part of a price-fixing cartel. Now, CMA Project Director Juliette Enser, flags the warning signs agents should be watching out for.

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Show me the Bitcoin!

Monday 16 October 2017

A hugely expensive property in London's Notting Hill has gone on the market - but if you want it, you're going to have to pay in Bitcoin.

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Stamp duty plan for energy efficient homes

Friday 13 October 2017

Minister for Climate Change, Claire Perry, has suggested that stamp duty could be reduced on homes where sellers have improved energy efficiency.

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Anti-money laundering: Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) rise

Thursday 12 October 2017

The National Crime Agency have published their annual Suspicious Activity Report for 2017, looking at the volume of SARs made and the industry sectors who made them.

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Consultation, Scotland: Property Factors

Wednesday 11 October 2017

Property Factors (also known as property management companies) have become increasingly common in recent years, especially for new build homes. But they are not always run as well as homeowners would like them to be.

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Changes to HS2 safeguarded zones

Tuesday 10 October 2017

The Government have published changes to the Safeguarding Directions and zoned property schemes for Phase 2a of the planned HS2 route.

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Qualifications changes

Monday 09 October 2017

Propertymark Qualifications have revised their Level 2 and Level 3 specifications for assessment from January 2018. In most cases you will see only a slight change to your qualification, but please see below for some essential information which you need to be aware.

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Consultation: Scottish Smoke and Fire Alarms

Monday 09 October 2017

Laws in Scotland relating to fire safety are already among some of the toughest, but in a bid to plug the gaps that aren't covered by existing laws, the Scottish Government have launched a consultation on standards for smoke and fire alarms across the nation.

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Fighting cybercrime with cybercurrency

Friday 06 October 2017

As a recent wave of high-profile ransomware attacks sweep the globe, blockchain technology appears to be promising a solution to the crisis.

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That's your lot!

Thursday 05 October 2017

Last night NAVA Propertymark Novice Auctioneer of the Year 2017 was awarded to Georgina Hilton, a novice auctioneer at Christie’s in London with just four sales under her belt.

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Policy roundup

Thursday 05 October 2017

It's been a busy couple of weeks for British politics, with both the Conservatives and Labour hosting their annual party conferences.

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