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NAEA Propertymark responds to New Homes Ombudsman consultation

Thursday 22 August 2019

NAEA Propertymark has responded to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government’s consultation into Redress for purchasers of new build homes and the New Homes Ombudsman.

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New retirement houses resale value increases

Wednesday 21 August 2019

New research into ‘traditional’ leasehold retirement housing shows that recently built properties, on average, increase their value upon resale.

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Chancellor announces £600 million boost for housing in the south of England

Monday 19 August 2019

Chancellor Sajid Javid has announced new investment of over £600 million for infrastructure projects to support the building of 50,000 new homes.

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Northern Ireland housing market continues with annual growth

Thursday 15 August 2019

House prices in Northern Ireland are showing a continued annual growth of 3.5% compared to the same period last year as according to the recent report released by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency.

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House prices fall across the South of England despite national growth

Thursday 15 August 2019

House prices have fallen across all three regions of the South of England for the first time since 2009, the latest report from the Office of National Statistics shows.

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Emerging detection and response tools help to improve printer data security

Thursday 15 August 2019

Recent articles released worldwide, and GDPR legislation throughout Europe, have highlighted the fact that today’s printers should be treated no differently than any other IT peripheral.

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Share your views on the future of digital identity

Tuesday 13 August 2019

Proving your identity online is often time consuming and repetitive. A Government consultation is asking for your views on developing a secure and reusable digital identification service, to make processes such as reference checking easier and more reliable.

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Mortgage advisors indicate refreshed appetite for interest only mortgages

Friday 09 August 2019

Intermediaries say interest only mortgages comprised 20 per cent of new business introduced in the second quarter of 2019, down from a 2007 peak of 28 percent, but significantly higher than five years ago. Repayment mortgages made up almost all the remaining proportion of new business in that time.

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Agent fees take a back seat as availability and quality concern consumers

Thursday 08 August 2019

An annual HomeOwners’ Alliance consumer survey on housing concerns suggests that estate agent fees place low on the list behind house prices, housing availability and mortgage availability.

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Housing market shows resilience despite Brexit uncertainty

Wednesday 07 August 2019

Despite a marginal drop in prospective buyers in June, and a house price plummet in London, the housing market shows signs of resilience.

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Northern Irish woman suspected of involvement in serious organised crime

Wednesday 07 August 2019

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has secured an Unexplained Wealth Order (UWO) on a Northern Irish woman with suspected links to serious organised crime.

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Landlords cautious over buy-to-let

Tuesday 06 August 2019

Fewer than a third of landlords would add to their buy-to-let portfolio over the next 12 months, research claims.

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GDPR – One year on: stay focused

Monday 05 August 2019

We're one year in and complaints to the regulators are nearing 200,000 and reported breaches are over 85,000. Are we all still being successful in protecting the data of your applicants and vendors?

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Figures show Australians most interested in Scottish property

Friday 02 August 2019

New figures show that Australia is top of the table when it comes to owning property in Scotland.

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Redress scheme warning for estate and letting agents

Wednesday 24 July 2019

Following a recent tribunal where an agency was not signed up to a redress scheme for its property management work, only its letting agency work, all estate and letting agents are being urged to check they are signed up with an approved redress scheme that covers the full remit of their work.

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House prices in Scotland continue to grow faster than the rest of the UK.

Friday 19 July 2019

The May house price index has again shown the average house price in Scotland has increased compared to the same month last year and has also increased each month since May 2016.

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Regulation of Property Agents Working Group (R0PA) report to Government

Thursday 18 July 2019

Today, Thursday 18 July 2019, the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) released a report on the recommendations of the Regulation of Property Agents Working Group (RoPA) proposing a new regulatory framework to cover estate agents across the UK and letting and managing agents in England only.

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Leasehold Reform Task Group Report released for Wales

Wednesday 17 July 2019

A Task and Finish Group, which included participation from NAEA Propertymark, has released its report on Residential Leasehold Reform.

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Past winners success – Propertymark Qualifications Awards

Tuesday 16 July 2019

Nominations are in full swing for the 2019 awards and Propertymark spoke to last year’s winners to hear what they’ve achieved since receiving their much-coveted award.

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The passing of a former NAEA Propertymark President

Monday 15 July 2019

David Ware, founder of the Ware & Co estate agent, based in Taunton, sadly passed away on 23 June aged 74.

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Is help coming for existing leaseholders?

Tuesday 09 July 2019

Mark Hayward appeared on BBC Breakfast this morning talking to Business reporter Steph McGovern about leasehold.

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New ‘green mortgages’ could cut homeowners mortgage rates, bills and emissions

Monday 01 July 2019

Thanks to a £10 million innovation fund, customers could take advantage of discounted mortgages and save money on energy bills and emissions by upgrading the energy rating of their home.

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Plans in place to abolish leasehold for all new homeowners

Thursday 27 June 2019

In a wide-ranging speech to the Chartered Institute of Housing conference in Manchester, the Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP confirmed plans to abolish the selling of new houses in England as leasehold and reduce ground rents for new leases to zero – putting cash back into the pockets of future homeowners.

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Propertymark pressure leads to New Homes Ombudsman announcement

Thursday 27 June 2019

Following the NAEA Propertymark’s call that purchasers of new build homes should have access to an ombudsman scheme, the UK Government has launched a consultation on the New Homes Ombudsman.

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Ground Rents Reform Bill introduced

Wednesday 26 June 2019

A parliamentary Bill has been introduced which plans to see ground rents capped and over 100,000 trapped leaseholders enabled to sell their homes.

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Report says Governments 300,000 home target has no clear plan

Wednesday 26 June 2019

The Public Accounts Committee’s recent Planning and the Broken Housing Market report acknowledges the UK Government’s ambitious target of delivering 300,000 new homes per year by the mid-2020s, but says it has little chance of being achieved.

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Nominations for the Propertymark Qualifications Awards 2019 are now open

Wednesday 26 June 2019

The awards, for learners in the property sector, are the chance to celebrate colleagues or employers you believe deserve recognition.

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Government consultation on updates made to HS2

Monday 24 June 2019

Following the last update in 2017, the UK Government has announced updates to the Safeguarding Directions (safeguarded zone) and zoned property schemes for the Phase 2b section of the route.

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Cyber security online training

Friday 21 June 2019

The Government worked with leading industry partners to develop free courses to help all businesses understand online threats and how to protect business data, money and reputation.

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Test your AML knowledge

Friday 21 June 2019

How well do you know the Anti-Money Laundering Regulations 2017? With the Fifth Anti-Money Laundering directive coming into force on 10 January 2020, are there any gaps in your knowledge and are you working within the law so far? You could face penalties of huge fines or even a prison sentence if you fail to comply.

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