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NCA money laundering investigation results in multi-million-pound asset recovery

Friday 24 May 2019

The National Crime Agency (NCA) recovered around £6 million worth of assets including an award-winning luxury hotel and a £100,000 Bentley from alleged members of an international money laundering group after an eight-year investigation.

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Revised Codes of Practice issued by the Property Ombudsman

Friday 24 May 2019

On 1 June, The Property Ombudsman (TPO) scheme’s updated Codes of Practice will become effective. The revisions are substantial, and incorporate the Tenant Fees Act 2019, Client Money Protection and GDPR requirements.

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Scotland’s house prices growing faster than the rest of the UK

Friday 24 May 2019

March 2019’s monthly UK house price index shows the average price for a property in Scotland is now £149,461 which is a welcoming 3.3% increase compared to the figures of March 2018.

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Annual growth of 3.5% in Northern Ireland house market

Friday 24 May 2019

The latest Northern Ireland Residential Property Price Index covering the first quarter of the year has shown an annual growth of 3.5% compared to the same period in 2018.

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Opinion of Scottish Legal Counsel received on Short Assured Tenancies

Wednesday 22 May 2019

ARLA Propertymark has sought Opinion of Counsel on the status of existing Short Assured Tenancies (SAT) following the Private Housing Tenancies (Scotland) Act 2016 coming into force.

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The most affordable homes in England and Wales

Wednesday 22 May 2019

The latest data from the Office of National Statistics has revealed where the most affordable places to buy a home are in England and Wales based on the ratio of the average salary and the average property price.

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How to win the battle for Google on the High Street

Tuesday 21 May 2019

Founder of Emarketeers and search marketing expert, Jonathan Saipe wrote an article for Propertymark Professional where he shares the top-tips for High Street businesses in order to stand out and be seen on Google.

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Success - are you nurturing it?

Tuesday 21 May 2019

More and more companies are taking the plunge and employing apprentices and, with 77 per cent of employers believing that apprentices make their business more competitive, it is easy to see why.

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Fighting cyber crime

Tuesday 21 May 2019

Estate agents need to adapt to the ever present and increasing threat that comes from unscrupulous hackers and online criminals.

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Recommendations for Overseas Entities Bill put forward to Government

Monday 20 May 2019

NAEA Propertymark’s response to the Joint Committee’s Call for Evidence on the Draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill has been taken into consideration and reflected in their recent call for changes.

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NAEA Propertymark welcomes leasehold investigation

Friday 17 May 2019

NAEA Propertymark has voiced its backing of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) investigation into the mis-selling of leasehold properties.

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A third of UK companies have no whistleblowing system

Friday 17 May 2019

Thirty five percent of UK companies have no system in place for employees to raise concerns about behaviour of colleagues, but it has a more firmly entrenched culture that other European countries.

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Government release consumer how to buy and sell guides

Tuesday 07 May 2019

Official guidance for homeowners and prospective homeowners has been released covering ‘How to Buy’ and ‘How to Sell’ properties in England and Wales.

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The risks of cyber and data crime

Tuesday 30 April 2019

The digital world brings many advantages to estate and letting agents, but what about the additional risks that comes with it - are you prepared?

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First modular ‘airspace’ development built

Monday 29 April 2019

Click Properties have used forward thinking and innovative approaches to produce a recent development in South London thanks to a consultation that was commented on by NAEA Propertymark to ‘make effective use of previously developed land and buildings’

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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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