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Buy-to-let mortgages stable despite overall market slowing

Wednesday 13 November 2019

Latest data has revealed an overall slowdown in mortgages despite the stability in the buy-to-let market with an expected further growth of 1 per cent in the next quarter. Read More...


Council of Dragons to advise Government on proptech

Monday 11 November 2019

Housing Minister Esther McVey has unveiled a new expert advisory council dedicated to the digital transformation of the property sector. The new Proptech dragons will advise ministers on how to support and grow the sector further, making it easier and cheaper to plan, build and buy new homes. Read More...




Internal communications lapse led to huge fine for estate agent

Thursday 07 November 2019

Agents are encouraged to review their internal communications procedures, after a prominent Reading estate agent was fined for failing to disclose that a flat was cladded with Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) until minutes after the sale was completed. Read More...


General Election 2019 – Time to Regulate and Reform the Housing Sector

Monday 04 November 2019

Ahead of the political parties finalising their manifestos for the forthcoming General Election, Propertymark has published its own ‘manifesto’ calling on the new Government to regulate and reform the housing sector. Read More...




Bournemouth estate agent ordered to pay for misleading customers

Friday 01 November 2019

A Bournemouth estate agent must pay out tens of thousands of pounds for misleading its customers and allowing one of its employees to value a house they wanted to own. Read More...


Does your vendor’s septic tank meet the required standards?

Wednesday 30 October 2019

Sewage discharge legislation is changing, with the deadline for changes to be made – 1 January 2020 – fast approaching. The General Binding Rules (GBR) for small sewage discharges (SSDs) have been put in place to protect England’s river and streams from pollution caused by septic tanks and other small-scale sewage treatment plants. Read More...


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