AML update – guidance, Supervisory Review and webinar

Monday 31 July 2017

HMRC have set out new guidance (a further amendment to that previously published on 26 June 2017) on what estate agency businesses must do to minimise the risks of money laundering and how to report suspicious activity.

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The green revolution

Thursday 27 July 2017

On Wednesday, the Government announced that it plans to produce a strategy on tackling air pollution in Britain.

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Full steam ahead for HS2

Wednesday 26 July 2017

HS2 Ltd and the Department for Transport have announced new changes to the controversial HS2 high-speed railway route, and released information on the compensation schemes available to those affected.

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NAEA Propertymark Begin Preparing Members For The European Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive

Tuesday 25 July 2017

PRESS RELEASE: In preparation of the European Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive, NAEA Propertymark is rolling out UK wide anti-money laundering masterclasses over the next six months for members.

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Government ban on new-build leaseholds

Tuesday 25 July 2017

The Government plans to put an end to the "leasehold scandal" by banning developers from selling new-build houses in England as leasehold.

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Ransomware – should your agency be worried?

Monday 24 July 2017

Since WannaCry's cyber attack hit the NHS back in May, and Petya also made it into the headlines in June, ransomware has become the focus of much attention - and rightly so.

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Scottish builders’ confidence falls as fears over future work grow

Friday 21 July 2017

The confidence of employers in the Scottish construction industry has taken a hit according to a new survey, as fears over future work prospects grow.

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Sajid Javid to unveil new affordable housing plan

Thursday 20 July 2017

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid is preparing to unveil a striking new rule that will require councils to take local affordability into account.

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The struggles of a second stepper

Wednesday 19 July 2017

A new report from Lloyds Bank shows that almost one in three second steppers need financial support from family and friends to move up the property ladder.

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General Data Protection Regulation is coming

Monday 17 July 2017

As of May 2018, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will apply to all UK businesses.

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Snagging orders

Friday 14 July 2017

Buyers of new-build homes are being asked to sign gagging orders by developers in order to conceal property faults it has been found.

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Agents’ Mutual v Gascoigne Halman

Thursday 13 July 2017

The Competition Appeal Tribunal has found in favour of Agents’ Mutual in relation to the competition issues arising in the legal proceedings with Gascoigne Halman.

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How green is the green belt?

Wednesday 12 July 2017

As the Government tightens its reigns on local authority plans on where to build to meet housing need, it has been accused of failing young and first-time buyers as it emerges half a million new green belt homes will not be affordable.

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Top tips for selling your home this summer

Wednesday 12 July 2017

PRESS RELEASE: NAEA Propertymark offers advice for sellers putting their property on the market this summer

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Know your knotweed from your regular weeds

Tuesday 11 July 2017

Japanese knotweed deters nearly eight in 10 people in the UK from buying a property according to new research.

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Debt bubble sets homeowners back to 2008 crash

Monday 10 July 2017

Charities and financial advisers are calling on the government to address the “bubble” of unmanageable debt that households are rapidly accumulating.

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Come on Prince Harry, marry her – the housing market needs it!

Friday 07 July 2017

Could another royal engagement be the answer to the UK's housing market woes? New research by My Home Move suggests so.

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Scotland's homelessness stats revealed

Thursday 06 July 2017

The Scottish Government has produced a publication assessing the number of households in temporary accommodation and has provided information on homelessness applications and data on households placed in unsuitable accommodation.

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Keeping up with CPD

Wednesday 05 July 2017

With half of the year gone already, have you been logging your annual CPD hours?

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How to make the most of your business

Monday 03 July 2017

In an age where social media rules and virtual reality technology is fast becoming the norm, what are you doing to keep up with the competition?

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