Broadband essentials

Tuesday 29 August 2017

Ultrafast broadband is now a 'must have' for new home buyers, with many prospective purchasers now ranking it more important than crime levels or transport links.

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Efficient architecture

Friday 25 August 2017

The World Green Building Council have announced that all buildings need to be 'net zero carbon' by the year 2050.

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New-build vote to boost economy

Wednesday 23 August 2017

Residents should be allowed to vote on planning applications in their local areas, a think-tank has suggested.

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That's a wrap!

Tuesday 22 August 2017

Get your popcorn at the ready, as the first advertising campaign to highlight the importance of using a Propertymark Protected agent, moves into post-production!

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Sector comments on HMRC UK Property Transaction Statistics

Tuesday 22 August 2017

HMRC has released their latest property transaction statistics and the property sector has responded.

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Do you know about Register My Appliance?

Thursday 17 August 2017

As an agent, home safety should be a priority. To help ensure products and appliances remain safe, the Association of Manufacturers of Domestic Appliances (AMDEA), set up Register My Appliance (RMA), as a not-for-profit safety initiative.

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NAEA Past President takes on the Mud7 challenge

Tuesday 15 August 2017

Former NAEA Propertymark President Martyn Baum has taken on one of the country's toughest, muddiest, and scariest obstacle courses - the Mudnificent 7!

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The festival effect

Monday 14 August 2017

Summer festivals are good for the local property market it would seem, as new research from My Home Move, found that events can add thousands of pounds to property values.

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Financial sanctions enforcement powers extended to estate agents

Thursday 10 August 2017

NAEA Propertymark members need to be aware that from 8 August 2017 the UK Government’s enforcement powers have been broadened to include estate agents in relation to financial sanctions regulations.

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The return of gazumping

Wednesday 09 August 2017

Housing supply is down but buyer demand is up - could gazumping be back on the rise?

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Leasehold scandal breakthrough

Tuesday 08 August 2017

In what appears to be a positive step forward for homeowners caught in a leasehold trap, property developer Countryside Properties has agreed to buy back a number of freeholds.

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Personal injury law and you

Monday 07 August 2017

On 20 March 2017, the Justice Department announced changes to the personal injury discount rates applied to lump sum compensation awards.

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Government accused of ‘underestimating’ scale of Scottish housing crisis

Friday 04 August 2017

The Scottish Government has been accused of underestimating social housing demand in Scotland by around 30 per cent, according to new analysis from Scottish Labour.

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Is a National Housing Fund the answer to the housing crisis?

Wednesday 02 August 2017

Independent think tank ResPublica, has teamed up with leading housing management consultancy PCA, and called on the government to create a National Housing Fund to boost the supply of new homes around the country.

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HM Land Registry signals the start of its transformation

Tuesday 01 August 2017

HM Land Registry has released its Annual Report and Accounts, setting out its ambitious target to become the world’s leading land registry for speed, simplicity and open approach to data.

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