Access to redress improved across the sector

Thursday 30 November 2017

The Government will look at bold options to improve consumer redress across the housing sector, Sajid Javid has announced.

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Property sales fraud alert

Wednesday 29 November 2017

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) have issued a warning about a new fraudulent trend that could impact some aspects of the property industry.

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Property sales in Ayrshire continue to grow

Monday 27 November 2017

House sales in Ayrshire continue to show strong growth, with the area being an attractive location for buyers from the whole of the UK, according to Scotland’s leading independent property consultancy, Galbraith.

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HMRC's guide to Stamp Duty changes

Friday 24 November 2017

Housing was at the forefront of the Chancellor's Autumn Budget this week, as government reforms revealed a shake up to Stamp Duty.

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Stamp Duty reforms announced in the budget

Wednesday 22 November 2017

Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced a cut to stamp duty for first-time buyers as the leading housing measure in today’s Budget.

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New Zealand bans foreign home buyers

Tuesday 21 November 2017

As New Zealand faces a housing affordability crisis, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has banned the sale of homes to non-residents.

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The average UK property takes 96 days to sell

Monday 20 November 2017

House sellers can expect their property to take just over three months to sell according to the latest report from Post Office Money.

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Is auction now the method of choice for discerning vendors?

Friday 17 November 2017

If the latest results from NAVA Propertymark Protected auctioneers Clive Emson are anything to go by, the answer is a definite, big fat, yes. With sales totaling over £23 million in their latest sale alone.

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Pre-budget announcement on house building

Thursday 16 November 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May has pledged to make it her personal mission to ‘build more homes, more quickly’.

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Committee hears from experts on housing for older people

Tuesday 14 November 2017

The Communities and Local Government Select Committee have questioned experts and providers of specialist retirement housing as part of its inquiry in to housing for older people.

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Proposed Leasehold Reform Bill

Friday 10 November 2017

On 7 November, Labour MP Justin Madders introduced a Private Members Bill to Parliament to establish provisions about the regulation of the purchase of freeholds by leaseholders.

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Government to clampdown on gazumping

Thursday 09 November 2017

As part of a renewed attempt to improve the homebuying process, the government are drawing up plans to clampdown on gazumping.

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Fast growing demand in East Anglia

Wednesday 08 November 2017

Estate agency Fenn Wright has recorded a strong summer for sales across its eight residential branches this year, but NAEA Propertymark member Alan Williams is now advising sellers to be realistic in their pricing strategy as the autumn market transitions.

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Sweet dreams are made of tea

Monday 06 November 2017

New research has found that British workers rack up over 100 hours per year making tea and other drinks.

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Anti-Money Laundering Regulation update

Friday 03 November 2017

It's been a busy couple of weeks in the world of anti-money laundering, with the release of the revised National Risk Assessment and changes to the supervision fee structure.

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Bank of England base rate up

Thursday 02 November 2017

Interest rates in the UK are set to rise as the Bank of England increases it's base rate for the first time in a decade.

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One step closer for mandatory Client Money Protection

Wednesday 01 November 2017

Measures to make Client Money Protection (CMP) mandatory for all letting agents in England have moved closer with the launch of a consultation inviting views and comments on how the rules should be designed, implemented and enforced.

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