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

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. Read More...

Revised Codes of Practice issued by the Property Ombudsman

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. Read More...

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

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. Read More...

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’

The development, within Battersea’s Nine Elms regeneration area is the first of its kind to be finished since the Government announcement was made six months ago following a consultation in which NAEA Propertymark responded.

In April 2016, the government’s consultation upward extensions in London proposed a new permitted development right to extend certain existing buildings upwards to provide additional, well designed, new homes to meet local housing need.

NAEA Propertymark were conditionally supportive of the conceptive and responded to the consultation to say that the best way to increase housing supply is to encourage the building of every type of home so building upwards on existing premises is a viable option to help to increase housing supply whilst protecting open spaces, which are at a premium in London. You can read the full response here.

Modern Methods of Construction (MMC)

Click Properties says that they are ‘building homes for the future’ using MMC. MMC offers solutions which can be used to reduce construction time and promote sustainable development, as well as offering cost savings and generally falls into the below categories:

  • Volumetric or Modular Construction 
    The production of three-dimensional units which can consist of timber frame, light gauge steel and concrete or composite constructions.
  • Panelised
    Panel units which are assembled to produce a 3D structure. The panels generally consist of wall, floor and roof units and are sometimes referred to as cassettes. 
  • Closed Panels 
    Installation of lining materials and insulation which may be constructed of timber, steel frame or concrete panels. Panels often include services, windows, doors and finishes. 
  • Open Panel Systems 
    Open panel systems do not include insulation, lining boards or vapour control layers etc. These are applied to a steel frame, together with any external cladding and internal finishing.

Propertymark resources

Members of NAEA Propertymark can access a range of help and guidance to assist them in their day-to-day jobs aw well as keeping you up-to-date with legislation changes, providing information leaflets for both you and your customers and much more. To view the resources available, log in to the members area here.