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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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New Chief Executive Officer of Propertymark appointed

Thursday 24 September 2020

Tim Balcon joins Propertymark today, 24 September, as Chief Executive Officer, which is a newly created role, bringing over 20 years’ experience in membership and sector organisations.

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Government extends support to stop business evictions in 2020

Thursday 17 September 2020

Robert Jenrick, Secretary of State for Housing, announced yesterday, 16 September, that all commercial tenants will be protected from the risk of eviction until the end of this year.

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High Court rules in favour of agents over Business Interruption Insurance

Tuesday 15 September 2020

Thousands of companies disputing their insurers' interpretations of liability under Business Interruption Insurance welcome the court ruling today, 15 September, where it found in favour of the arguments advanced for policyholders on the majority of issues brought by the Financial Complaints Authority (FCA) test case.

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New guide helps agents stay on the right side of competition law

Tuesday 15 September 2020

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), together with the Institute of Risk Management, has published a new edition of its short guide on competition law risk that will help agents to identify and reduce competition law risks.

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More must be done to get empty homes back into use

Monday 14 September 2020

In a letter to Rt Hon Christopher Pincher MP, Minister of State for Housing, Propertymark campaigns for action on empty homes, asking what measures the UK Government is taking to improve the situation and get more empty homes back into use.

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Propertymark supports Gas Safety Week 2020

Monday 14 September 2020

Propertymark has pledged its support for Gas Safety Week, which takes place 14 -20 September 2020, and we will be raising awareness about the importance of gas safety to its members and the public.

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NAEA Propertymark pays tribute to Ian Westerling

Friday 11 September 2020

The property industry lost a leading figure with the sad news of the passing of popular and longstanding NAEA Propertymark Fellow, Ian Westerling.

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Avoiding the Stamp Duty rush – get properties on the market by 26 September

Friday 11 September 2020

Propertymark has launched a consumer campaign telling sellers in England that the optimum date to be on the market by is 26 September. This will reduce the chance of missing out on the Stamp Duty holiday deadline of 31 March 2021.

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Propertymark calls for RoPA Code of Practice to be strengthened

Wednesday 09 September 2020

Propertymark has responded to the Overarching Code of Practice for Residential Property Agents consultation, welcoming the proposals, and calling for the Code to be strengthened in four key areas to further support the industry.

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New service helps agents qualify leads

Wednesday 09 September 2020

Moneypenny, a Propertymark Industry Supplier, has launched a new service to help agents boost efficiency and improve their sales funnel as the market shifts focus from survival to recovery.

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Housing Secretary unveils £12 billion boost for affordable homes

Tuesday 08 September 2020

Robert Jenrick, Housing Secretary, announced today, 8 September, new investment in housing to ‘help the country build back better’, including a new Shared Ownership scheme and homes for social rent to help the most vulnerable.

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Enforcement action launched by CMA on leasehold homes

Friday 04 September 2020

As part of its ongoing investigations the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has today, 4 September, opened enforcement cases having uncovered troubling evidence of potential mis-selling and unfair contract terms.

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REACH UK and NAEA Propertymark aim to shape Proptech that benefit professionals of the future

Wednesday 02 September 2020

Proptech companies looking to scale up can now apply to be part of REACH UK’s inaugural cohort.

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New NAEA Propertymark President says prepare for RoPA

Wednesday 02 September 2020

Kirsty Finney, co-founder, and Director at Rodgers & Finney in Northern Ireland takes over as the new NAEA Propertymark President from 2 September, succeeding Lauren Scott who had a successful extended term despite these unprecedented times.

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COVID-19 affects the future supply of housing in Northern Ireland

Friday 28 August 2020

The latest figures in the Department for Communities Housing Bulletin, released on 27 August, perhaps unsurprisingly, shows the number of new dwellings started over the period April to June 2020 fell significantly compared to the same period in 2019 as the effects of the lockdown start to show.

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Number of houses sold hits thirteen-year high due to stamp duty holiday

Wednesday 26 August 2020

Propertymark’s July Housing Market Report shows that one in ten properties sold for more than the original asking price, a trend that has continued for a second month.

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Draft Scottish Advice Note on cladding fire risk released and open for feedback

Wednesday 26 August 2020

On 30 March 2020, the Scottish Government approved the launch of a Technical Working Group tasked with developing a Scottish Advice Note to determine the fire risk of external wall systems in multi-storey residential buildings.

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Changes to local land charge information makes searches easier

Friday 21 August 2020

From 20 August, HM Land Registry updated its Local Land Charges (LLC) service to make searches easier to read and understand.

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First ever Junior Estate Agent Apprenticeship end-point-assessment delivered

Wednesday 19 August 2020

A major milestone for apprentices in the property industry was marked on 20 July when Propertymark Qualifications remotely delivered its first ever end-point-assessment for a Junior Estate Agent Apprenticeship and Charlie Maidment of Fox & Sons, Southampton, became the first ever qualified Junior Estate Agent.

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Market outlook is strong

Friday 14 August 2020

With the demand for rental property on the increase and the sales market experiencing a significant rise in mortgage applications lockdown hasn’t been a deterrent for buyers and renters determined to make a change.

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Propertymark responds to Flood Insurance Review 2020

Thursday 13 August 2020

An estimated seven million homes remain excluded from the Flood Re insurance obligation, including 1.1 million leasehold homes, and three million homes in urban areas. Propertymark has long held the view that the scheme should be extended to cover the leasehold and private rented sector.

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Building Safety Fund in England is open for applications

Wednesday 12 August 2020

The Building Safety Fund (BSF) opened for applications on 31 July, following the announcement in March of a new £1bn Non-ACM Cladding Systems Remediation Fund.

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House price growth rebounds in July as activity bounces back

Wednesday 12 August 2020

The latest UK House price index shows that, on average, house prices have risen by 1.7 per cent in July 2020, offsetting the 1.6 per cent fall in June.

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HM Land Registry portal enhancements – a benefit to the property industry

Tuesday 11 August 2020

Following the announcement on 27 July that transfers of ownership of property, leases, mortgages, and other property dealings can be signed electronically, HM Land Registry has also confirmed that customers in Wales and England can now manage all portal applications and correspondence in one central place.

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Government urged to speed up cladding remediation process

Monday 10 August 2020

The second report from the Industry Safety Steering Group on the progress of culture change in the construction sector was issued on 5 August, which highlighted the need for further change for the industry now, ahead of the legislation.

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Consultation to reform planning system launched

Thursday 06 August 2020

Housing Secretary, Robert Jenrick announced today, 6 August, the Government is ‘Planning for the Future’ and aims to overhaul outdated systems and reform the way the country builds.

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Property market to continue through Aberdeen lockdown

Thursday 06 August 2020

Following the announcement on 5 August by First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, that Aberdeen is in lockdown for a period of at least seven days, the Scottish Government has published regulations clarifying the property market can still function.

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COVID-19 not dampened enthusiasm to get OnTheMarket

Thursday 06 August 2020

A property market online portal has seen the number of agent branches listing exclusively rise by 1,619, which is a year-on-year rise of 42 per cent.

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