A members view: The UK's downsizing boom

Monday 30 October 2017

As Britain prepares for a downsizing boom, Managing Director of Millwood Designer Homes and NAEA Propertymark Fellow, John Elliott, looks at how ‘empty-nesters’ could provide a much-needed boost to the UK housing market.

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London's cleaner vehicle checker open for business

Friday 27 October 2017

Last month we told you that The Greater London Authority were planning to introduce a vehicle checking service which would identify vehicles with the least-polluting engines - well the service is now live!

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Government crackdown on managing agents

Thursday 26 October 2017

Considerable scrutiny of the property sector continues, with no signs of stopping as the Housing Minister has announced a Call for Evidence to address concerns around both letting agent practices and those of agents managing leasehold, generically referred to as 'property agents'.

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Let us help find you a graduate for your business!

Wednesday 25 October 2017

Propertymark is exhibiting at the National Graduate Recruitment Exhibition on 4-5 November at the NEC, and your business could benefit as a result.

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Review into house buying and selling process

Sunday 22 October 2017

Government announce Call for Evidence into house buying and selling process. NAEA Propertymark welcome the long overdue review on behalf of buyers and sellers.

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NAEA and ARLA Propertymark comment on DCLG’s intention to introduce regulation for letting and managing agents

Wednesday 18 October 2017

PRESS RELEASE: David Cox, Chief Executive, ARLA Propertymark and Mark Hayward, Chief Executive, NAEA Propertymark, comment on DCLG’s intention to introduce regulation for letting and managing agents:

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Cartels: Closer to home than you might think

Wednesday 18 October 2017

Earlier this year, the Competition and Markets Authority fined a group of estate agents in Somerset for being part of a price-fixing cartel. Now, CMA Project Director Juliette Enser, flags the warning signs agents should be watching out for.

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Show me the Bitcoin!

Monday 16 October 2017

A hugely expensive property in London's Notting Hill has gone on the market - but if you want it, you're going to have to pay in Bitcoin.

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Stamp duty plan for energy efficient homes

Friday 13 October 2017

Minister for Climate Change, Claire Perry, has suggested that stamp duty could be reduced on homes where sellers have improved energy efficiency.

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Anti-money laundering: Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) rise

Thursday 12 October 2017

The National Crime Agency have published their annual Suspicious Activity Report for 2017, looking at the volume of SARs made and the industry sectors who made them.

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Consultation, Scotland: Property Factors

Wednesday 11 October 2017

Property Factors (also known as property management companies) have become increasingly common in recent years, especially for new build homes. But they are not always run as well as homeowners would like them to be.

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Changes to HS2 safeguarded zones

Tuesday 10 October 2017

The Government have published changes to the Safeguarding Directions and zoned property schemes for Phase 2a of the planned HS2 route.

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Qualifications changes

Monday 09 October 2017

Propertymark Qualifications have revised their Level 2 and Level 3 specifications for assessment from January 2018. In most cases you will see only a slight change to your qualification, but please see below for some essential information which you need to be aware.

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Consultation: Scottish Smoke and Fire Alarms

Monday 09 October 2017

Laws in Scotland relating to fire safety are already among some of the toughest, but in a bid to plug the gaps that aren't covered by existing laws, the Scottish Government have launched a consultation on standards for smoke and fire alarms across the nation.

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Fighting cybercrime with cybercurrency

Friday 06 October 2017

As a recent wave of high-profile ransomware attacks sweep the globe, blockchain technology appears to be promising a solution to the crisis.

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That's your lot!

Thursday 05 October 2017

Last night NAVA Propertymark Novice Auctioneer of the Year 2017 was awarded to Georgina Hilton, a novice auctioneer at Christie’s in London with just four sales under her belt.

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Policy roundup

Thursday 05 October 2017

It's been a busy couple of weeks for British politics, with both the Conservatives and Labour hosting their annual party conferences.

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Wales Stamp Duty reform

Wednesday 04 October 2017

The Welsh Government have announced a new land tax system which will see relief for properties sold for less that £150,000.

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England’s new homes shortfall to reach more than a million by 2022

Tuesday 03 October 2017

After more than a decade of sluggish output in the housebuilding sector, England faces a growing gulf between new build completions and new households being added to the population.

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Property Professional Readership Survey

Monday 02 October 2017

Now's the time to tell us what you think of Property Professional, your membership magazine. Take part in our Readership Survey and you could win an Amazon Echo Dot and a year's free membership!

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Fenn Wright reports growing success

Monday 02 October 2017

NAEA Propertymark agents Fenn Wright, have reported amazing success for the month of August, going against the grain of summer trading, showing that high street agents with the right approach are still booming.

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