Law Commission leasehold events

Thursday 31 January 2019

The Law Commission is holding a series of special consultation events around the country aimed at professionals, covering the topics of leasehold home ownership and exercising the right to manage, and commonhold as an alternative to leasehold ownership.

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New leasehold guidance from NTSEAT

Tuesday 29 January 2019

The National Trading Standards Estate Agency (NTSEAT) team has released a guide for consumers seeking redress for leasehold matters.

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One in three Brits already know the street or house they want to move to

Monday 28 January 2019

According to research from Zoopla, nearly a third (31 per cent) of the British public know the street or specific house they want to move to in their next property venture.

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There is no better time to hire an apprentice

Monday 28 January 2019

Apprenticeships are nothing new. Their origins can be traced back to the sixteenth century, under the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, and have existed in numerous guises since. However, what is new is that they are now available specifically designed to meet the needs of estate agency businesses.

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Money laundering - are you flagging it up?

Friday 25 January 2019

Money laundering is estimated to cost the UK at least £90 billion per year and is linked to serious organised crime. Here we take a look at a very recent case linked to money laundering through property and explain the steps you should be taking to flag up suspicious activity.

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Report shows need for change as number of sales falling through increases

Friday 25 January 2019

A report out from customer intelligence company TwentyCi shows that the property market was subdued in 2018, with London fairing the worst.

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Government announces reform of redress schemes

Thursday 24 January 2019

In a week of ongoing announcements in relation to the housing industry, Government has today outlined plans to introduce a single one-stop shop for housing complaints.

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Specialists appointed to Homes England Framework

Thursday 24 January 2019

Twenty highly skilled housing specialists have been appointed by Homes England to help speed up housebuilding across England.

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Scotland's prime housing market fares well despite brexit headwinds

Thursday 24 January 2019

Propertymark Protected agency Galbraith, reports that the market for country properties continues to defy expectations and has not been affected by Brexit uncertainty.

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Trading Standards Advice to be Issued on Referral Fees

Thursday 24 January 2019

Housing Minister Heather Wheeler MP, has announced that the National Trading Standards Estate Agency Team (NTSEAT) will publish new guidelines for agents on the topic of referral fees next month with a review of the revised fees system expected to take place next year.

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Small agencies could benefit from FREE world-class training programme

Monday 14 January 2019

Cass Business School, in partnership with the University of Oxford and Bocconi University, have launched Strategy Insight Lab, a three-month business support programme for UK based microbusinesses and start-ups.

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Fresh impetus for Propertymark charity, Arbon Trust

Monday 14 January 2019

In the Autumn of 2018, Chris Brown FNAEA pp NAEA (Honoured) retired from the Arbon Trust after leading the charity through significant change over the past few years.

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NAEA Propertymark joins new taskforce to tackle economic crime

Monday 14 January 2019

The Home Secretary and Chancellor have today jointly chaired a new Government taskforce which will work with senior figures from the UK financial sector to tackle economic crime.

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Our joint response to Scottish Government proposal to increase tax for additional property

Monday 14 January 2019

ARLA Propertymark and NAEA Propertymark have issued a joint response in response to the Scottish Government's proposals to increase the Additional Dwelling Supplement.

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Are you taking the right Winter weather precautions?

Friday 11 January 2019

With the threat of inclement weather imminent, we wanted to take the opportunity to focus on the practical steps that can help you and your clients reduce the risk of damage to property. Damage caused by the escape of water from frozen pipes and other equipment can be extremely costly in repairs and disruption.

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Fife market buoyant following regeneration

Wednesday 09 January 2019

Property sales in Fife boomed in 2018 due to its proximity to Scotland’s two principal property hotspots, Edinburgh and St Andrews, and the rejuvenation of Dundee, according to Propertymark Protected independent property consultancy, Galbraith.

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Right to Buy figures plunge

Tuesday 08 January 2019

Official figures from MHCLG show that Right to Buy sales between July - September 2018-19 decreased by 22 per cent compared to those sold over the same period in 2017-18.

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Nationwide research shows pace of growth slowing, but Northern Ireland bucks the trend

Friday 04 January 2019

Nationwide's latest House Price Index shows that annual house price growth has slowed to an average of just 0.5 per cent across the UK. However, there have been some pockets of the UK which have bucked the trend, such as Northern Ireland, where house prices increased by an average of 5.8 per cent.

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Suspicious Activity Reports 2018 - how many did agents submit?

Thursday 03 January 2019

The National Crime Agency has released it's annual report, which offers a insight into the number and type of Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) submitted between the period April 2017-March 2018.

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