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Government announce new rough sleeping strategy

Monday 13 August 2018

Thousands of rough sleepers will be offered rapid specialist assessments and support from today as part of a package of new measures announced by the Government to stamp out homelessness.

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Withdrawn properties overtake those sold in recent months

Monday 13 August 2018

More people are taking their properties off the market than are selling for the first time in two years, a new report has found.

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What does Managed Print Services and Document Management mean to Propertymark Members?

Thursday 09 August 2018

As a manufacturer of office print and copying equipment our partners over at Olivetti always talk about Managed Print Services and Document Management in terms of how our printers and copiers are managed for your day-to-day running of the business and in-house printing.

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Ready. Set. Boston!

Wednesday 08 August 2018

The Realtor Conference and Expo is back for 2018, and this year, NAEA Propertymark Regional Executive Kirsty Finney wants you to go with her!

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What will you be doing for Gas Safety Week?

Tuesday 07 August 2018

We'll be getting behind Gas Safety Week again this year, which takes place from 17-23 September 2018, and we are encouraging all of our members to get involved too, to help raise awareness about the importance of gas safety.

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The Fifth Money Laundering Directive – what does it mean for estate agents?

Friday 03 August 2018

The EU’s Fourth Money Laundering Directive may have only been implemented into national law just over a year ago, but the UK will soon adopt amended legislation as a response to the Panama Papers scandal and to further combat terrorist financing.

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First-time buyers save millions since stamp duty cut

Tuesday 31 July 2018

Official figures released by the Government today show that stamp duty cuts have helped thousands of first-time buyers in England to save millions.

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Ombudsman Services: Property withdraw from property sector

Monday 30 July 2018

Following an announcement earlier in the year, Ombudsman Services: Property will cease to provide dispute resolution for the property sector from next week.

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Can you identify Japanese knotweed?

Wednesday 25 July 2018

New research reveals that fewer than one fifth of Brits who say they are aware of Japanese knotweed can correctly identify the UK’s most aggressive, destructive and invasive plant.

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Government announce Draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill

Monday 23 July 2018

Criminals who profit from some of the UK’s most exclusive properties through the illegal use of overseas shell companies face up to five years in jail for concealing the true identity of their owners, under new draft laws laid in Parliament today.

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Leasehold law set for radical reform

Friday 20 July 2018

Radical new proposals to provide a fairer deal for homeowners caught in a "leasehold trap" have been announced by the Law Commission this week.

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James Brokenshire provides stronger powers for councils to tackle empty homes

Thursday 19 July 2018

Councils across England will have powers to charge even greater Council Tax premiums on homes left empty for many years following an amendment to a Government bill.

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Propertymark and Leasehold Valuers launch free leasehold extension calculator

Wednesday 18 July 2018

Leading industry surveyors, Leasehold Valuers, the only firm of surveyors to work solely for leaseholders, has launched a free online lease extension calculator for NAEA Propertymark members.

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The top 20 property turn-offs revealed...

Tuesday 17 July 2018

Damp, bad smells, poor maintenance and broadband blackspots top list of potential homebuyers’ deal breakers, according to a new survey.

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New Northern Ireland initiative leads the way to best practice conveyancing process

Tuesday 17 July 2018

The Law Society of Northern Ireland, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and NAEA Propertymark have agreed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which aims to facilitate a more efficient conveyancing process for all involved.

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Welsh Government launch expert leasehold group

Friday 13 July 2018

The Welsh Government has established an ‘expert group’ of representatives from residents groups, housebuilders, advice services, and housing professionals to assess failings within the leasehold system in Wales.

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NAEA Propertymark comments on the IPPR's call on Bank of England to freeze house prices

Tuesday 10 July 2018

PRESS RELEASE: Mark Hayward, NAEA Propertymark Chief Executive comments on the IPPR’s call on Bank of England to freeze house prices for five years:

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Kit Malthouse announced as the newest Housing Minister

Monday 09 July 2018

Kit Malthouse has been named as the latest Minister of State for Housing after Dominic Raab was appointed as Brexit Secretary following David Davis’ resignation.

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Connected and Autonomous Vehicles - what could the future hold?

Monday 09 July 2018

Previously considered to be the territory of science fiction, the development of fully autonomous vehicles is progressing rapidly and with £109 million of funding invested by the Government for research, Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) could be on the road sooner than you expect.

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Government kerb abuse of Help to Buy

Tuesday 03 July 2018

Government funding schemes, such as Help To Buy, will no longer be applied to "unjustified new leasehold houses", in a continuing push to tackle unfair and abusive practices within the leasehold system.

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LBTT exemption for first time buyers in Scotland

Monday 02 July 2018

First-time buyers in Scotland can now take advantage of a higher threshold for property tax relief, following the Scottish Government's consultation earlier this year.

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Agents beware: Rightmove lead enquiry scam

Thursday 28 June 2018

Rightmove are warning agents of an email scam which could be targeting its users, following a number of reports of fake leads from the site.

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MPs call for housebuilders’ ombudsman

Wednesday 27 June 2018

A cross-party group of MPs have called for housebuilders to belong to a mandatory independent ombudsman scheme, following the wave of scandals over poor-quality homes and leaseholds.

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The empty homes of England

Tuesday 26 June 2018

Despite widespread anxiety about a shortage of housing supply, according to data published by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, there were 605,891 empty homes in England in October 2017.

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Fixing the broken housing market

Monday 25 June 2018

With the current issue of new house building moving at a slow rate, there has now been a call for changes that should speed up the process.

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London Mayor launches online portal for affordable housing

Thursday 21 June 2018

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has today launched a new online property portal that offers Londoners a one-stop shop where they can search for an affordable home to buy in the capital.

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Could referral fees come under threat?

Wednesday 20 June 2018

The National Trading Standards Estate Agency Team (NTSEAT) has joined forces with Property Redress Scheme and The Property Ombudsman to launch a survey to measure the use of referral fees among estate agents.

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NAEA Propertymark responds to Economic Crime Inquiry

Tuesday 19 June 2018

In April, the Government launched an investigation into the scale of money laundering, terrorist financing and sanctions violations in the UK, and the means by which it is enabled, after reports that billions of pounds of criminal proceeds are flowing into British property.

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Meet your new NAEA Propertymark presidential team

Friday 15 June 2018

Our new presidential team were welcomed aboard at the Propertymark AGM this morning.

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What does the future hold for commonhold?

Thursday 14 June 2018

In recent years thousands of cases have come to light where punitive clauses and escalating fees have left leasehold homeowners tenants in their own properties. And with the scandal showing no signs of slowing down, could commonhold be the answer?

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