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PM announces COVID-19 Winter Plan

Monday 23 November 2020

Boris Johnson, today, 23 November, announced in Parliament, a COVID-19 Winter Plan which provides a roadmap out of national lockdown in England from 2 December.

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Help for homeowners caught up in unsafe cladding process

Monday 23 November 2020

The External Walls Systems 1 (EWS1) form will no longer be required for owners of flats in buildings without cladding to sell, rent, or re-mortgage a property, as announced on 21 November by the UK Government in an agreement reached with the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), UK Finance and the Building Societies Associations (BSA).

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Homes moves guidance from the Scottish Government

Friday 20 November 2020

From today, 20 November, certain areas in Scotland have moved into Level 3 and Level 4 measures, and whilst home moves and other activities related to the property market can continue, they must be carried out safely, referring to the guidance at all times.

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New Presidential team announced ready to champion members' needs

Thursday 19 November 2020

Following a rigorous process, NAEA Propertymark is pleased to appoint Liana Loporto as President Elect and Stephen McCarron as Vice President. Two passionate estate agents who have a wealth of experience to share with the organisation, will join Kirsty Finney, NAEA Propertymark President, to form the new Presidential team.

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The future of referral fees - your questions answered

Thursday 19 November 2020

James Munro, Head of the National Trading Standards Estate and Letting Agency Team (NTSELAT), shed some light on their recent report to Government on referral fees and what the future holds in a Propertymark webinar, highlighting all agents should be following the guidance.

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Consultation announced for improving energy performance for all homes

Wednesday 18 November 2020

Today the UK Government has announced its intention to start a consultation on how regulation can help improve the energy performance of homes in England and Wales.

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COVID restrictions extended for one week in Northern Ireland while housing market remains open

Friday 13 November 2020

On 12 November 2020, the Northern Ireland Executive voted to extend the ‘circuit-breaker’ for one more week, ensuring that tighter restrictions will be in place across the country until 20 November 2020.

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Travel between Welsh border is allowed for house moves after firebreak period ends

Friday 06 November 2020

The Welsh Government has today released updated guidance for house moves during Coronavirus, confirming that from the 9 November (the end of the firebreak period), the restrictions on viewing properties will be lifted and agents will be able to make arrangements with prospective buyers and tenants to move home.

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Furlough scheme extended until 31 March 2021

Thursday 05 November 2020

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has announced today, 5 November, that the Job Retention Scheme will be extended, acknowledging the need for further financial support to protect jobs following the national lockdown in England, the firebreak in Wales and the local restrictions in Northern Ireland and Scotland.

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Agents can continue to operate during lockdown

Wednesday 04 November 2020

It has been confirmed that property viewings and home moves in England can still take place during the second lockdown, which begins on 5 November and will continue for at least four weeks.

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Property sector exemption within lockdown Regulations

Wednesday 04 November 2020

The Public Health Regulations which will underpin the second national lockdown in England, have been laid and will be voted on in Parliament today.

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Furlough scheme extended for new national lockdown

Tuesday 03 November 2020

Following the Government announcement on a second national lockdown in England, due to begin on Thursday 5 November, the Job Retention Scheme has been extended.

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Home moves still permitted in Scotland through tier system

Monday 02 November 2020

The Scottish Government has confirmed that as from today, 2 November 2020, a new five-tier system applies to help tackle the spread of COVID-19 but will allow house moves to continue.

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Impact on the housing sector

Monday 02 November 2020

Following Saturday evening's announcement about further Covid-19 restrictions coming into force across England from Thursday 5 November, we have been working to understand exactly what this means for our members.

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Industry calls for action to extend Stamp Duty Holiday

Monday 02 November 2020

NAEA Propertymark has joined forces with sector partners to write to the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak to highlight the emerging crisis in residential transactions, as sales progression and conveyancing are overwhelmed by demand in the race to complete before the end of the Stamp Duty Holiday on 31 March 2021.

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Housing demand in September reaches highest level reported in 16 years

Friday 30 October 2020

Propertymark’s September Housing Market Report shows an average of 14 sales agreed per branch; the highest figure recorded since August 2006.

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Plans for Jobs: increased financial support

Thursday 22 October 2020

The UK Government announced today, 22 October, further funding added to the new Job Support Scheme for businesses facing more hardship through the tiered systems introduced last week.

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UK housing market remains undeterred

Wednesday 21 October 2020

Despite COVID-19 limitations, agents have been largely permitted to open in areas where local lockdown restrictions have been enforced, and house moves have still progressed. It seems yet again, the pandemic hasn’t been a deterrent for buyers and renters determined to make a change.

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Propertymark backs NRLA calls for a Welsh Housing Survey

Tuesday 20 October 2020

Propertymark has joined up with the National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) Wales in their campaign for political parties to commit to expanding the evidence base for housing by introducing a Welsh Housing Survey (WHS).

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Welsh Government announce a two-week fire-break – what does it mean for agencies?

Monday 19 October 2020

Today, 19 October, First Minister Mark Drakeford announced that the Welsh Government will impose a two-week fire-break period which requires Welsh residents to stay at home from 6pm on Friday 23 October until Monday 9 November. Today's rules also apply to those traveling into Wales from other parts of the UK: you are permitted to travel into Wales to work as long as you comply with the rules.

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Economic support for the housing market

Friday 16 October 2020

Responding to the Comprehensive Spending Review 2020, Propertymark highlights the requirement for the UK Government to invest in appropriate infrastructure and innovation, to level up economic opportunity.

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Ensure compliance with new build homes Consumer Code

Thursday 15 October 2020

Agents have a responsibility to provide clear, accurate information to buyers of new-build homes under the Consumer Code for Home Builders, which was developed by homebuilders, construction industry bodies, and Government, to provide new homeowners with confidence when choosing a property.

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Continued efforts to combat homelessness

Friday 09 October 2020

The 10 October marks #WorldHomelessDay, and not only does it provide a platform for Propertymark to raise awareness of opportunities to combat homelessness, but it also highlights our continued support and how others can do the same.

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Route wide changes made to Western Leg of HS2, Phase 2B

Friday 09 October 2020

The UK Government announced, on 7 October, further updates to the Safeguarding Directions (safeguarded zone) and zoned property schemes that replace all previous versions.

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Referral fees to be totally transparent

Thursday 01 October 2020

Following a review, which lasted over a year, the National Trading Standards Estate and Letting Agency Team (NTSELAT) has, today 2 October, proposed that new legislation be introduced so that all customers must be told about third party referral fees when buying or selling a home. This is to improve transparency across the sector and ensure consumers feel confident in the services agents provide.

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Propertymark calls for further clarity on the future of building safety

Tuesday 29 September 2020

Responding to the pre-legislative scrutiny of the Draft Building Safety Bill, Propertymark acknowledges the need to upgrade building safety, however, there are concerns about the practical applications of a number of elements along with the cost to leaseholders.

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Why agents are using virtual tours in the UK’s current climate

Monday 28 September 2020

Made Snappy, a Propertymark Industry Supplier, discuss the benefits of agents using virtual tours and how agents can be more efficient whilst saving money and winning instructions in a challenging climate.

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One in Eight properties sold for more than the asking price in August

Monday 28 September 2020

Propertymark’s August Housing Market Report shows 13 per cent of properties sold for more than the original asking price which is the highest recorded since November 2015.

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New Job Support Scheme announced by the Chancellor

Thursday 24 September 2020

In a speech in the House of Commons today, 24 September, Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP, outlined the UK Government’s next stage of the economic plan to protect jobs over the winter period with the announcement of a new Job Support Scheme.

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Scottish moving homes guidance updated

Thursday 24 September 2020

Further to the announcement on 22 September by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, where stronger measures to tackle the rise in COVID-19 infection rates were implemented, the Scottish Government has now updated its guidance on moving home.

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