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New EU data protection laws will apply from 25 May 2018 which will have a dramatic impact on your business and the way you hold sensitive customer information.
The housing white paper was eventually published on 7 February after months of delay. It was first expected along with the Autumn Statement in November 2016, it was then delayed until December, pushed back to the beginning of January before finally being released last week.
Last week’s sold out NAEA National Conference enjoyed a diverse and extraordinary line-up.
PRESS RELEASE: Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) and National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) are today moving into a new era, altering their emphasis from industry facing licensing to consumer protection with the launch of Propertymark.
NAEA and ARLA comment on the various areas covered in the Government's housing white paper.
PRESS RELEASE: National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) and Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) are pleased to announce they are working together with Rightmove, to offer more help and support to agents by sharing the latest market insight and keeping them up-to-date with new legislation for both sales and lettings.
Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States on 20 January 2017. Ten days on, we take a look at what the future holds for the UK housing market now that Trump is officially in office.
Changes introduced by the Scottish Government to Modern Apprenticeships will provide more flexibility for employers, including those in the public sector, while also widening access for rural communities, people with disabilities and experience of care.
Social media is a great tool to raise your profile, position yourself as an expert, find new business opportunities and stay current. The reliance on social media for news and updates has grown massively in recent years and we want to show you how to make the most of it.
The National Audit Office has released their findings from Housing in England: overview which claim that the need for housing in England has in recent years grown faster than its supply.
The AMLP Forum is an association of AML, financial crime, anti-corrupition and sanctions compliance professionals from the financial, insurance, MSBs, charity, gambling, legal, accounting, extractive, aerospace & defence sectors.
Our housing market report for December show that Housebuyers and first time buyer sales buck the usual seasonal trends.
One of the country’s leading estate agency and franchise businesses, Hunters, expanded rapidly throughout last year. Despite well-publicised uncertainty in the UK housing market, the Group opened 30 new branches in a wide range of regions across the UK for the third consecutive year, whilst reporting impressive trading updates throughout 2016.
Kivells are proud to announce they have raised a grand total of £2,183.83 for Macmillian Cancer Support in 2016.
Home identity scams are becoming more frequently reported in the mainstream media, with multiple prominent cases recently coming to light.
PRESS RELEASE: The Housing Minister will host a Q&A session at the annual Conference, discussing the government’s plans for housing in the immediate and longer-term future
On 6 December 2016, Mark Hayward, Managing Director of the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) spoke at a breakfast briefing organised by the Royal United Service Institute entitled ‘Real Estate and Money Laundering: What are the key challenges and how is the sector tackling them?'
The First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, delivered her 2017 New Year’s message to Scotland, outlining that infrastructure projects and making Superfast broadband available to all households will progress in the next 12 months.
On 12 September 2016, the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government Mark Drakeford AM, introduced the Land Transaction Tax (LTT) and Anti-avoidance of Devolved Taxes (Wales) Bill and accompanying Explanatory Memorandum (EM).
Last week Aviva launched its ‘Good Thinking’ road safety campaign. You may have seen the TV Ad in which Formula One driver David Coulthard appears in disguise as a rogue taxi driver displaying an array of poor driving habits before demanding payment.
The property market is fast-paced, and things can change quickly, but one thing that’s clear is that the market town of Sudbury is set to outperform the property market in the next few years.
Home ownership amongst 25-year-olds has plummeted by more than half in the last 20 years according to new analysis for the Local Government Association (LGA).
PRESS RELEASE: Mark Hayward, Managing Director, National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA), comments on news that Housing Minister Gavin Barwell MP has given the green light for the construction of thousands of new Starter Homes
Minister of State for Housing and Planning Gavin Barwell published a written ministerial statement last Tuesday on neighbourhood planning, building on proposals to further strengthen development through the Neighbourhood Planning Bill.
After almost a year in the making, significant progress has been made with the Junior Estate Agent / Auctioneer Trailblazer apprenticeship standard.
In April 2015, the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) came into effect in Scotland, replacing UK Stamp Duty Land Tax. The Scottish Parliament's Finance and Constitution Committee has reported on the first year’s operation of the LBTT and delivered some of its key findings.
National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) pay tribute to Peter Light who sadly passed away over the weekend of 10/11 December 2016 after being diagnosed with cancer.
The property market is generally slow to adopt new technologies. Meanwhile, a wave of new property technologies (PropTech) is taking the market by storm, making financial admin easier and less time–consuming, and improving financial controls while providing great visibility on how the business is performing.
On 25 October 2016, the Government announced its decision to expand airport capacity at Heathrow. This week Heathrow Airport has issued a community bulletin to 4,000 local homes informing them that planning for the third runway was underway.
After a year of political surprises and economic uncertainty, Mark Hayward rounds up 2016 by giving his property predictions for the next 12 months.