Help to Buy breakdown

Friday 30 November 2018

More than 400,000 people have been able to buy their first home thanks to the Government’s Help to Buy schemes, new figures show.

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Agents beware: Rightmove login scam

Monday 26 November 2018

Agents are being warned to stay alert after a number of Rightmove users reported being sent links to a fake Rightmove Plus login page.

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Will the Making Tax Digital deadline change for small businesses?

Thursday 22 November 2018

In a report out this week, HMRC's Making Tax Digital programme has been slated, with criticism levied at the Government that the new regime, whilst well intentioned, simply hasn't been fully considered and that the timescales for implementation were too optimistic.

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New homeowners benefit from stamp duty tax relief

Wednesday 21 November 2018

More than 180,500 first-time buyers have benefited from Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) relief on their new homes, statistics published by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) today reveal.

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Properties taking longer to sell than a year ago

Wednesday 21 November 2018

Properties are now taking six days longer to sell than this time last year, according to new research.

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GDPR: the threat is real

Monday 19 November 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) might seem like old news, but don't become complacent as the threat of an attack is still very real.

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Significant increase in renters looking to buy

Friday 16 November 2018

The proportion of British adults who say they want to make the move from renting to buying has doubled during the course of 2018, from 24 per cent to 58 per cent.

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Homes for the many

Friday 16 November 2018

Newly published figures show that over 222,000 new homes were delivered in 2017 to 2018, marking a two per cent increase from the previous year.

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Could the 100% mortgage be about to make a comeback?

Wednesday 14 November 2018

Key industry body, the Building Societies Association (BSA), has advocated for lenders to consider bringing back 100 per cent mortgages, as a way to combat falling home ownership among young people.

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What is driving sales in Scotland?

Friday 09 November 2018

Evidence from Galbraith suggests that there is a growing reluctance for buyers to take on renovation projects, but that people are moving to certain areas of Scotland for a lifestyle change and properties that come with land, even if it's a large garden are now appealing more to buyers.

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Money laundering is a dirty business

Friday 09 November 2018

Criminals employ a range of techniques to clean their “dirty money”, with the scale of money laundering having a devastating impact, so it's important that you understand how to check for the warning signs of financial crime – and what to do if you suspect criminal activity.

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Concern raised over Scotland's proposed land register

Thursday 08 November 2018

Much of Scotland’s land will remain outside the proposed Register of Controlled Interests in Land, according to a draft report by the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee.

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'Tis almost the season...

Tuesday 06 November 2018

And in the spirit of spreading cheer, Agents Giving's winter coat campaign is back for 2018, helping to collect unwanted winter warmers for those in need.

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Propertymark Qualifications named as the first end-point assessor

Friday 02 November 2018

Propertymark Qualifications has been announced as the first end-point assessment organisation to be recognised by the Education and Skills Funding Agency for the Junior Estate Agent Apprenticeship standard.

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Propertymark attends first WRA Tax Forum

Thursday 01 November 2018

Last week, NAEA Propertymark attended the Welsh Revenue Authority’s (WRA) first Tax Forum in Cardiff, following their appointment as the new tax authority for Wales.

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Security Minister pledges to crack down on illegal cash

Thursday 01 November 2018

Security Minister, Ben Wallace MP, has warned estate agents, solicitors and accountants to prepare for a money laundering crackdown, after pledging to curb criminals’ ability to spend their money on luxury items.

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