October 2017

Fenn Wright reports growing success

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.


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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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:

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.