Council crackdown on short-term lets

Wednesday 31 January 2018

A London council is planning to crack down on AirBnB type lets after receiving a string of complaints where homeowners have rented out their properties for more than the maximum 90 days.

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What does the English Housing Survey reveal about homes in England?

Wednesday 31 January 2018

The Government has released the English Housing Survey for 2016-17 which looks at England's housing stock, tenure types, people's living circumstances and trends over time.

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OnTheMarket has raised £30m and announces trading schedule

Friday 26 January 2018

The Board of OnTheMarket plc has announced it has been successful in conditionally raising £30 million equity and expects to begin trading on AIM commencing 9 February 2018.

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What does the UK's perfect home look like?

Thursday 25 January 2018

Two fifths of us dream of a custom-built house, but what would the nations ultimate home actually look like?

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Agents beware: property fraud alert

Wednesday 24 January 2018

East Midlands Regional Fraud Team have issued a warning after investigating a series of property fraud complaints in the Nottinghamshire area, with a consistent trend of using a fake ID.

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Agents hit with hefty fines for non-compliance of AML

Tuesday 23 January 2018

Estate agents are being fined significant sums by HMRC for non-compliance under new anti-money laundering and anti-tax evasion regulations.

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Property ladder generation gap

Tuesday 23 January 2018

The next generation of homebuyers could be in for a shock, as the latest research from Halifax found that many youngsters expected to snap up their first property for just £50,000.

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HM Land Registry announce digital mortgage service

Monday 22 January 2018

The Government has taken a significant step in moving on HM Land Registry’s plan for a digital mortgage service, with the publication of a departmental minute pre-empting the launch of a new online service.

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Independent review to tackle barriers to building

Monday 22 January 2018

A panel of experts has been tasked with reviewing the gap between the number of planning permissions being granted, and those actually being built in areas of high demand.

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Homeowners could be forced to make houses more energy efficient before selling up

Friday 19 January 2018

Owners of fuel-poor homes could soon be forced to upgrade them before selling, if ministers take the advice of a select committee.

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NAEA Propertymark comments on the public register for overseas owned properties

Thursday 18 January 2018

PRESS RELEASE: Commenting on the public register for overseas owned properties, Mark Hayward, Chief Executive of NAEA Propertymark said:

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Committee makes recommendations for safety of electrical goods

Tuesday 16 January 2018

A new report from the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee has looked in to the safety of electrical goods, following their identification as to the cause of several recent high-profile fires.

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Agents beware: premium rate scam

Monday 15 January 2018

Agents are being advised to remain cautious after a West Midlands agency received an email enquiry which led to their telephone system shutting down as a result of a scam.

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Card surcharge ban

Thursday 11 January 2018

A new law banning companies from charging fees for credit or debit card payments will come into play this weekend.

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Chief Executive's update

Wednesday 10 January 2018

The last few months have been a bit of a whirlwind for the property sector, with more regulation and consultations than you can shake a stick at - and not to mention another new Housing Minister! So with so much going on, as part of a running feature we've taken a look at how NAEA Propertymark Chief Executive Mark Hayward has been spending his time serving our members’ interests.

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Government announce new Housing Minister in Cabinet reshuffle

Tuesday 09 January 2018

The government have renewed their focus on housing this week, as Theresa May commits to fixing the broken market in a Cabinet shakeup.

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Propertymark Ad campaign kicks off again!

Monday 08 January 2018

The second stage of our high profile advertising campaign to get Propertymark in the hearts and minds of consumers has been running since the new year.

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Propertymark reduces the cost of protection for members

Monday 08 January 2018

PRESS RELEASE: To support its ongoing commitment to reducing members’ costs, Propertymark has announced a series of measures to help agents at a time when the cost of doing business is at a high.

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Scottish Government call for views on LBTT tax relief amendment

Friday 05 January 2018

The Scottish Government are looking for views on backdating additional dwelling support payments to address a loophole in the original Bill.

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Trade body calls on Government to license agents

Wednesday 03 January 2018

The Conveyancing Association has proposed that all estate agents should be licensed and made to pass a fit and proper test as a proviso to trading.

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Skills to stand out in 2018

Tuesday 02 January 2018

There is no doubt that 2018 will be a challenging year for agents, and in such a saturated market, standing out from the competition can be tough.

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Interim report on fire safety released

Tuesday 02 January 2018

An interim independent review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety commissioned by the Government has been released, with the full report expected in Spring 2018. A summit of key stakeholders will also be held early in 2018.

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