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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All Scottish homes now affected by changes to fire and smoke detector laws

Monday 25 February 2019

Legislation has recently passed and from 1st February 2021 all homeowners in Scotland will have to meet the new standards for fire and smoke detection regardless of the property tenure.

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How can we speed up the buying and selling process?

Monday 25 February 2019

Simon Wilkinson, owner of The Wilkinson Partnership covering Milton Keynes, Winslow & Leighton Buzzard, was asked to sit on the Propertymark ‘working group’ to modernise Estate Agency in the UK. Now a year has passed a lot has happened and change is on the way.

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Budget Approved by the Scottish Parliament

Friday 22 February 2019

Holyrood has voted yesterday (21 February 2019) to pass the Scottish Government’s Budget for the next financial year.

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Are you doing everything in your power to push transactions through?

Tuesday 19 February 2019

NAEA Propertymark has been leading an industry group of agents, conveyancers and other stakeholders in recent months, looking at the house buying and selling process and considering barriers that could be removed and improvements that could be made.

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The 2019 NAEA Propertymark National Conference – eye opening and inspirational

Friday 15 February 2019

A fantastic event, filled with insight, inspiration, and some rather questionable hats, thanks to one of our animated keynote speakers. Among the informative statistics, eye-opening case studies and weirdly wonderful anecdotes, there was a serious message around anti-money laundering and cartels behaviour, but ultimately the programme was aimed at inspiring everyone to be the best they can be.

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New promotional items for valuation visits

Thursday 14 February 2019

If you've not logged into the online shop in a while, now is the time. We've got a whole host of products designed to help you, including some new ones.

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Could you be the voice of the industry?

Monday 11 February 2019

We are delighted to launch our search for the next NAEA Propertymark Vice President and ARLA Propertymark Vice President (VP).

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More than a third of homeowners have searched again within a year

Monday 11 February 2019

New research has revealed that as many as 34 per cent of Britons have searched for a house within a year of buying their home, seven per cent within the first month.

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Prices for prime central London plummet during 2018

Monday 11 February 2019

NAEA Propertymark Protected firm London Central Portfolio (LCP) has released their 2018 report covering prime central London and Greater London in detail, and the rest of England and Wales. They say the latter part of 2018 has seen prices and sales plummet.

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Winners and losers in the cost of moving

Thursday 07 February 2019

Reallymoving (the price comparison site for home movers) has released its annual Cost of Moving research, which shows that moving home (buying and selling) now costs one third of the median UK salary, at a record high of almost £10,000.

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Outright owners now outnumber mortgagors

Thursday 07 February 2019

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has released the latest English Housing Survey headline report, covering the period 2017-18.

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Property industry recruitment consultant criticises aggressive interview approach

Wednesday 06 February 2019

The Managing Director of the UK’s longest-established estate agency recruitment consultancy has issued advice to companies about taking an unnecessarily aggressive approach to job interviews.

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SDLT receipts and transactions down

Wednesday 06 February 2019

NAEA Propertymark Protected firm LCP has analysed HMRC’s Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) statistics for 2018 and found that it brings mixed fortunes, with receipts from the three per cent additional duty (HRAD) suffering the largest drop.

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Shaking up transaction reform across the UK

Tuesday 05 February 2019

Over recent months, NAEA Propertymark has brought together estate agents and conveyancers in order to find ways to speed up the buying and selling process.

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OnTheMarket experiences strong growth

Tuesday 05 February 2019

OnTheMarket has announced listing agreements with over 12,500 agent branches, adding over 7,000 branches since Admission to AIM in February 2018.

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Government announce funding for affordable homes

Monday 04 February 2019

James Brokenshire has announced a funding boost for housing associations to build more affordable homes, including properties for social rent.

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