James Brokenshire’s Appointment

Monday 30 April 2018

In a shock reshuffle following the resignation of Amber Rudd as Home Secretary, James Brokenshire MP, has replaced Sajid Javid MP as Secretary of State at the Ministry of Housing Communities & Local Government.

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The growing popularity of selling Scottish estates privately

Monday 30 April 2018

In a market of reducing supply, a growing number of Scottish estates are being sold privately, with an eight per cent increase in the number of private estate deals across Scotland since 2016.

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Government crackdown on household tech hackers

Friday 27 April 2018

The Government is urging tech companies to beef up security on smart household devices in order to clampdown on hackers entering the home.

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69,000 first time buyers have benefited from Stamp Duty relief

Thursday 26 April 2018

On Thursday 26 April 2018, the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Mel Stride, made a statement in the House of Commons explaining that as of 31 March 2018, 69,000 first-time buyers had benefited from Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) changes introduced last year, designed to help first-time buyers.

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The UK is going 'green' for Spring 2018

Wednesday 25 April 2018

According to new research, an estimated 2.2 million homeowners are planning green home improvements this Spring, an spending a whopping estimated £16 billion in the process!

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It's more than just location, location, location

Friday 20 April 2018

Buyers are opting for new-build homes that meet a range of priorities which go well beyond the traditional focus on location, new research suggests.

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Housing for the many: A Labour Party Green Paper

Thursday 19 April 2018

Today, Labour launched a party green paper sketching out their plan to overhaul the UK's housing system in two easy steps; by building enough housing and making sure that housing is affordable to those who need it.

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Propertymark urges Government to streamline redress with ombudsman portal

Monday 16 April 2018

NAEA Propertymark and ARLA Propertymark have submitted a joint response to the Government’s consultation on strengthening consumer redress in the housing market by calling for an ombudsman portal for housing related complaints, with one ombudsman for private housing and another for social housing.

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Everybody needs good neighbours!

Friday 13 April 2018

When it comes to moving home, there are a number of reasons to relocate - a new job, a growing family perhaps, but what about nightmarish neighbours?

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GDPR - it's more than just consent

Thursday 12 April 2018

When it comes to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) it's easy to get hung up on the idea of consent - but there are five other legal bases which organisations can use to process personal data.

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Research highlights need for housing for older people

Tuesday 10 April 2018

Recently published research by Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Sheffield has examined the issue of older people's housing and provided new insights into areas with fast growing ageing populations.

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Treasury launch inquiry into economic crime

Monday 09 April 2018

The Treasury Committee has launched a fresh investigation into how the country tackles crimes such as money laundering and terrorist financing, after reports that billions of pounds of criminal proceeds are flowing into British property.

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A higher professional standard

Sunday 08 April 2018

Government has today announced a series of measures which aim to drive up standards and bring an end to rogue estate agents. Housing Secretary Sajid Javid MP has announced that all agents will be required to hold a professional qualification.

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Government boost to tackle empty homes

Wednesday 04 April 2018

Newly announced legislation will allow councils to charge double the rate of Council Tax on homes left empty for years.

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Brits spend more than £40bn making their house a home

Tuesday 03 April 2018

PRESS RELEASE: Homeowners, who have spent on home improvements, across the UK have spent more than £40 billion over the last five years making home improvements – working out at £1,875 each. The most popular improvements include redecorating, garden landscaping, new flooring and refreshing the bathroom.

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