Who needs to be included in your Auto Enrolment Pension Scheme?

Wednesday 29 April 2015

Nathan Clarkson of Goddard Perry, an independent pension solution provider and founder member of NAEA ARLA Master Trust, explains who is classed as a worker under pension auto enrolment legislation.

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Customer satisfaction rewarded for John Minnis

Wednesday 29 April 2015

The 12th annual ESTA Awards on 17th April included many outstanding contributions and worthy winners including Northern Ireland agent John Minnis who were crowned Best Local Lettings Agency in the UK’ and ‘Best Estate Agents in Northern Ireland’.

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Responsive design for agency websites

Tuesday 28 April 2015

The web is changing fast, and your agency website needs to keep up with those changes. In recent years we have seen explosive growth of devices with different screen sizes. Just recently Google announced changes which mean that sites which are not mobile and tablet friendly will be penalised in search results.

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Proposal of 3 year holiday on stamp duty for FTBs on houses to £300,000

Monday 27 April 2015

NAEA Managing Director Mark Hayward welcomes Labour’s proposal of a 3 yr holiday on for first time buyers for properties under £300k but supply remains the key issue.

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NAEA comments on the decrease in house buyers following mortgage market review

Thursday 23 April 2015

Two thirds of estate agents report decrease in buyers following mortgage market review.

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Lansons and NAEA – working for you

Friday 17 April 2015

Lansons, our PR company began working with us back in June 2014 and since then we’ve seen the fruits of our combined labours with a huge increase in media interest and benefit of our key message and principles.

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Fight for power begins in earnest

Friday 17 April 2015

It’s been a key week in the fight for who will hold or indeed share power for the next five years, with all of the major political parties releasing their manifestos and setting out their policies for housing reform.

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What does the Immigration Act 2014 Landlord Checking Service mean to sales agents?

Thursday 16 April 2015

As legislative changes grind to a halt for Election 'purdah', it’s a good time to reflect on the impact that Immigration Act 2014 is having on the property industry and what the implications are for sales agents.

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Sanctuary office

Wednesday 15 April 2015

5–8 The Sanctuary is a Grade II listed Gothic style building and was built in 1854 by prominent Victorian architect, Sir George Gilbert Scott.

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VAT advertising advice for residential property professionals

Thursday 09 April 2015

Following an ASA ruling in November 2014 relating to how residential property services should include VAT, the Committee for Advertising Practice (CAP) have issued advice:

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Septic tanks and sewage plants

Tuesday 07 April 2015

As part of ongoing efforts to improve water quality and reduce pollution, the Government has introduced new rules that simplify the way septic tanks and small sewage treatment plants are regulated in England.

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Primary Authority reaches milestone

Wednesday 01 April 2015

Since Primary Authority was introduced in mid-2014, the take up has been good with agents keen to make their life easier with this free member benefit.

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Land Transaction Tax consultation

Wednesday 01 April 2015

The Welsh Government's Finance Committee is undertaking and inquiry into the collection of devolved taxes, including Land Transaction Tax, which will replace Stamp Duty Land Tax in April 2018. We'll be responding as an organisation, but you should too.

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A shining example of agents who excel

Wednesday 01 April 2015

Walton Robinson, in Newcastle upon Tyne, place a strong emphasis on encouraging staff to take the NFOPP qualifications and now have more qualified staff in their branch than any other lettings or estate agency branch within a twenty mile radius.

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Voting opens soon

Wednesday 01 April 2015

As the pace picks up for campaigning for the General Election in May, it's important not to forget another important election coming up - the 2015 election of NAEA and ARLA Presidential Teams, and NFoPP Board Members!

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LBTT - dawn of a new era for Scotland

Tuesday 24 March 2015

Unless you’ve been hiding in a cave for the last six months, you’ll no doubt be aware that the new Land and Buildings Transaction Tax took effect in Scotland yesterday.

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