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Government consult on extending AML rules

Thursday 25 April 2019

On 15 April 2019, the UK Government launched a consultation on extending the anti-money laundering rules as set out in the Fifth Money Laundering Directive (5MLD).

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Residential Agent Zone at FUTURE PropTech

Wednesday 24 April 2019

FUTURE PropTech has announced its conference programme for The Residential Agent Zone, which this year is brought to you in association with Tili Powered by Spark.

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Claim that houses could lose up to 10 per cent value due to Japanese Knotweed

Tuesday 23 April 2019

Liverpool-based solicitor says that the recent Easter weekend heat-wave risks speeding the spread of Japanese Knotweed.

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Ex-Housing Minister calls for higher Stamp Duty threshold

Thursday 18 April 2019

Dominic Raab MP, announced a suite of recommendations to shake up the housing market, including changes to stamp duty in England and Northern Ireland.

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Labour considers inflation for Bank of England

Thursday 11 April 2019

Labour is proposing two methods of controlling house price rises should it win the next General Election with the ideas have provoking a furious response from some sectors of the estate agency industry.

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Rise in stay-at-home sons and daughters

Thursday 11 April 2019

Research from Civitas, Institute for the Study of Civil Society, shows a million more young adults in the UK are living with their parents than there were two decades ago.

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Advice for lone workers

Tuesday 09 April 2019

HSE (Health and Safety Executive) have revised their Working Alone leaflet to provide guidance on the risks of lone working.

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Independent review to examine customer service and poor workmanship

Tuesday 09 April 2019

Persimmon’s continues its efforts to improve its customer care, culture and operations which are to be assessed in an independent review.

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Is there a charitable cause that unites your team?

Monday 08 April 2019

NAEA Propertymark President Mark Bentley and his family led an 18 mile charity walk along Hadrian’s Wall last Sunday in support of Centrepoint, a charity which works to give homeless young people a place to live.

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HSE prosecution on risk assessments

Monday 08 April 2019

NAEA Propertymark is working together with Strakers estate agents in Wiltshire and other stakeholders to develop practical guidance on appropriate levels of risk assessment to safeguard buyers on accompanied viewings.

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Ultra Low Emission Zone introduced to improve air quality

Monday 08 April 2019

Transport for London have introduced an Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) operating in the Congestion Charge area in central London every day, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Scottish Government and referral fees

Friday 05 April 2019

The rules on referral fees affect estate agents working in all parts of the UK. The issue was raised in the Scottish Parliament on 19 March 2019 by Graham Simpson MSP who asked the Scottish Government whether it plans to consult on the use of referral fees for solicitors or estate agents during the conveyancing process.

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New approach to combat money laundering

Friday 05 April 2019

According a news article on the BBC News website, where NAEA Propertymark comments are included, banks and law enforcement agencies are turning to artificial intelligence (AI) to help combat money laundering.

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HMRC Increases Anti-Money Laundering Supervisions Fees for Estate Agents

Thursday 04 April 2019

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) are raising anti-money laundering supervision fees for estate agents from 1 May 2019. The annual registration fee is increasing to £300 per premises for businesses with a turnover of £5,000 or above and £180 for businesses with a turnover below £5,000.

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'Doer-uppers' spent £48 billion on improvements

Monday 01 April 2019

As National Home Improvement Month begins, NAEA Propertymark reveals UK homeowners have spent a total of £48 billion doing up their homes over the last five years – an average of £8,000 each.

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New leasehold measures approved by Government and industry

Friday 29 March 2019

In a press release from the Minister of Housing, Communities and Local Government, James Brokenshire MP, has announced that it will accept many of the Law Commission’s recommendations for Event Fees.

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Agents complying with Client Money Protection in England

Tuesday 26 March 2019

All agents in England whose business covers lettings and property management whereby you hold client money, must belong to a government-approved Client Money Protection scheme from 1 April 2019.

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Urgent reform to leasehold needed

Tuesday 19 March 2019

In a report published today, 19 March 2019, the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee has called for wide ranging reforms to the leasehold system.

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Referral fees guidance must be taken seriously

Tuesday 19 March 2019

The National Trading Standards Estate Agency Team (NTSEAT) has published guidance on referral fees received by estate agents across the UK, with the aim of making previously hidden fees open and transparent to consumers.

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NAEA Propertymark submits evidence on the Draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill

Friday 15 March 2019

The Joint Committee on the Draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill issued a Call for Evidence earlier this month.

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An informative and educational 2019 Propertymark Scottish National Conference

Thursday 14 March 2019

With the threat of hurricane Gareth looming, it didn’t put off the hardy Scottish estate and lettings agents from ascending to Glasgow on 13 March for a programme filled with heavy legislation issues mixed with a touch of light-hearted tips and information.

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NAEA Propertymark comments on Spring Statement

Wednesday 13 March 2019

Today, 13 March 2019, the Chancellor has presented his Spring Statement to Parliament. A key part of the Government’s plan is to invest in the future including fixing the broken housing market.

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Scottish Labour to consider targeted replacement for Help to Buy

Tuesday 12 March 2019

Scottish Labour’s Housing Commission want to scrap Help to Buy in favour of a targeted scheme to help first time buyers with lower income, allowing them to buy existing homes as well as new builds with a 5% deposit.

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Treasury Committee release report on Economic Crime

Monday 11 March 2019

On 8 March 2019, the House of Commons Treasury Committee released its report on Economic Crime. Mark Hayward Chief Executive of NAEA Propertymark gave evidence as part of the inquiry in June 2018 and is quoted throughout the report.

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Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week 2019

Tuesday 05 March 2019

An annual celebration of apprenticeships, coordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service, brings the whole apprenticeship community together to celebrate the impact of apprenticeships has on individuals, businesses and the economy.

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Unannounced inspections from HMRC in money laundering crackdown

Monday 04 March 2019

Details have been published of businesses who have received penalties from HMRC for not complying with the Money Laundering Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds Regulations 2017.

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New Guidance on Fees from Trading Standards

Thursday 28 February 2019

National Trading Standards Estate Agency Team (NTSEAT) has, today, issued new guidance on the transparency of fees involving property sales. The guidance specifically addresses the application of fees advice under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations and the transparency of referral fees.

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Propertymark's Client Money Protection Scheme Secures Government Approval

Wednesday 27 February 2019

Propertymark has received formal Approval from the Housing Minister, Heather Wheeler MP, to operate a Government-authorised Client Money Protection (CMP) Scheme. The Government has committed to requiring all property agents in the private rented sector to obtain membership of an approved CMP scheme by 1st April 2019 and the many thousands of Propertymark Protected members will now be covered.

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London Leasehold Advice Portal Launched

Tuesday 26 February 2019

Sadiq Khan, The Mayor of London has launched a leasehold guide for Londoners and slams ‘lease’ as ‘unfit for purpose’.

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Stamp duty land tax surcharge to help tackle rough sleeping

Monday 25 February 2019

For anyone purchasing residential property in England and Northern Ireland, who isn’t a UK resident – the Government is looking to introduce a 1% Stamp Duty Land Tax surcharge.

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