Economic Affairs Committee say's home building target not tough enough

Friday 29 July 2016

The cross-party Economic Affairs Committee released their report 'Building More Homes' on 15 July and has said that the Government's target for building new homes in not nearly tough enough to make a dent in the housing supply issues this country faces.

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Proceeds of Crime report published

Thursday 28 July 2016

The Home Affairs Select Committee have released their Proceeds of Crime report, and it doesn't make for comforting reading.

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Find out how an integrated approach can help your business

Wednesday 27 July 2016

Robin Jessop Ltd is a family-run Chartered Surveyor, Property Auctioneer, Valuer, Land and Estate Agent with offices in the picturesque North Yorkshire town of Bedale and nearby Leyburn and prides itself on its professionalism, customer service and the quality of information it provides to its clients.

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Portals drive applicants, but your website drives valuations and instructions.

Friday 22 July 2016

Yes, that’s right: your website is almost certainly a crucial driver of valuations and instructions – and if it isn’t, then you’re missing some real opportunities to pick up more business.

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Meet David Mackie, your new NAEA President!

Tuesday 19 July 2016

Appointed in June, David, has over 25 years’ experience in the residential property market working as an estate agent, letting agent and consultant.

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HR Matters - top tips when taking on new starters

Thursday 14 July 2016

As part of our continuing series of articles taking a look at common HR issues facing estate agents, Honest Employment Law Practice (HELP), specialist HR and employment law advisors, take a look at procedures that you should follow when taking on new starters.

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Questions raised in the House of Commons about the housing market following Brexit result

Thursday 14 July 2016

On 6 July 2016 Andrew Rosindell MP (Conservative, Romford) asked Chancellor George Osborne what steps he has taken to ensure stability in the housing market and increase the confidence of property developers since the EU referendum of 23 June 2016.

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MPs call for a New Homes Ombudsman

Thursday 14 July 2016

A cross party group of MPs who sit on the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Excellence in the Built Environment has called for the creation of a new Homes Ombudsman to mediate disputes between homebuyers and housebuilders. The new body, which would be paid through a housebuilders’ levy, is needed the MPs say, to facilitate the construction of one million new homes by 2020.

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Law Commission publishes progress report on event fees

Thursday 14 July 2016

On 28 June 2016 the Law Commission of England and Wales published a progress report on their work relating to the issue of event fees. The progress report sets out the Law Commission’s initial policy conclusions and recommends next steps to address problems in this area.

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Full steam ahead for the Northern Powerhouse project?

Thursday 14 July 2016

On 8 July 2016 former Communities Secretary Greg Clark MP spoke at the ResPublica “Finding True North” conference in Salford and said that local leadership is the key to unlocking the potential of the country’s towns, cities and regions.

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Size of English households to drop by 2039 according to National Statistics

Thursday 14 July 2016

On 12 July the Department for Communities and Local Government released statistics on the projected number of households in England up to 2039. The report describes the household projections, methodology and highlights where changes have been made for 2014-based projections.

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Disposal of public land for new homes – more action needed

Thursday 14 July 2016

A report released on 12 July 2016 by the National Audit Office (NAO) shows that the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) have made progress in setting up their new programme to release enough public sector land for 160,000 homes by 2020, but so far only land with capacity for an estimated 8,580 homes has been disposed of.

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Business as usual despite EU negotiations

Monday 04 July 2016

On 23 June 2016 a majority of citizens in the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. Similar to the lead up to the vote, arguments and counter-arguments are being made about what the future will hold. There is still uncertainty as to what the UK’s new relationship will look like with the EU and the wider world. However, it is going to be some time until this becomes clear.

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Can I advertise this property as new to the market?

Friday 01 July 2016

Our Primary Authority scheme continues to mature as a member benefit with the bank of issues covered by Assured Advice - in response to topics requested by members - growing regularly.

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Is the Government about to U-turn on its plans to privatise the Land Registry?

Friday 01 July 2016

On Thursday 30 June 2016 Members of Parliament (MPs) debated the Government’s plans to move the operations of the Land Registry to the private sector and a possible U-turn is in sight.

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NAEA responds to the Government’s Action Plan for anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist finance

Friday 01 July 2016

In April 2016 the Home Office and HM Treasury published its Action Plan for anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist finance and NAEA has made its views known regarding the role of Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) and Supervisory Regimes for anti-money laundering.

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NAEA members having their say

Friday 01 July 2016

While it has been an extraordinary week, organisations have fought to be heard within a busy and focused media agenda. NAEA has worked to deliver the findings of member research as a trusted authority for the property industry, refraining from unhelpful sensation or melodrama.

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