Propertymark Property Information Questionnaire

Tuesday 28 January 2020

The Propertymark Property Information Questionnaire (PIQ) has been updated incorporating relevant topical issues and feedback from members who participated in a pilot in 2019.

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The Property Ombusdman - positive partnerships and looking to the future

Tuesday 28 January 2020

The Property Ombudsman has always played a critical role in raising the profile of the organisation and its work, improving its performance, impact and influence, and ensuring that it has the culture, partnerships, and resources in place to be sustainable over the long term.

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Don’t be rushed on quick-sales agencies

Monday 27 January 2020

Speaking to Paul Lewis on the BBC’s Moneybox programme, NAEA Propertymark Chief Executive Mark Hayward addressed concerns of home sellers who had negative experiences with quick-sale companies.

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A positive close to the year as confidence returns to the housing market

Monday 27 January 2020

Year-on-year, both the number of prospective buyers and number of sales agreed rose according to NAEA Propertymark's Housing Market Report.

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CMA gives details of cartel investigation and sanctions

Thursday 23 January 2020

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published its decision on a cartel of Berkshire estate agents where they conspired, for seven years, to set minimum commission rates where they were the top agents.

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Grenfell response pledges prompt improvement to building safety

Thursday 23 January 2020

The UK Government’s response to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry Phase 1 Report proposes measures to ‘go further and faster to improve the safety of residents.’

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Insurance market changes - what does this mean for UK businesses?

Tuesday 21 January 2020

Gallagher, insurance brokerage and risk management services firm outlines the risks they believe your business should be aware of in 2020.

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Propertymark lobbies UK Government on high street business rates

Monday 20 January 2020

Propertymark expresses concerns about the level of business rates faced by agents on the high street.

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Final speakers announced for NAEA Propertymark Conference

Monday 20 January 2020

Featuring a line-up of policymakers and property experts, the conference, to be held on 27 February, is set to be UK's biggest and most reputable estate agents' conference.

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UK House prices rise by 0.4 per cent, Land Registry data shows

Wednesday 15 January 2020

House price data released by HM Land Registry shows UK house prices rose slightly between October and November 2019.

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Housing Secretary commits to redress scheme for leaseholders

Wednesday 15 January 2020

Leaseholders will get a redress mechanism, and leasehold reform legislation is on the way, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has confirmed.

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Government announces £8 million cash boost for vibrant new communities

Tuesday 14 January 2020

Funding of £8 million has been allocated to deliver up to 20,000 new homes in garden towns and villages, and for councils to support new neighbourhood plans.

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Penny’s London Marathon run for Mencap

Monday 13 January 2020

Propertymark’s Penny Rusbridge is running the London Marathon 2020, raising money for Mencap UK, the race’s official charity.

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Arbon Trust looks to 2020 after successful Sleepout

Monday 13 January 2020

The Propertymark Great Agent sleepout raised a total of £66,402.81 for Centrepoint, with The Arbon Trust donating the entrance fee for participants and some additional funding.

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Changes to Money Laundering Regulations for Sales Agents

Friday 10 January 2020

The Money Laundering Regulations 2019 has passed into UK law, affecting both the sales and lettings sector.

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Changes to fees for AML registration

Thursday 09 January 2020

The fees that estate agents will pay for Anti-Money Laundering (AML) supervision are changing.

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Law Commission sets out options on reducing leasehold burden

Thursday 09 January 2020

The Law Commission has published a report setting out options for Government to reduce the price leaseholders pay to buy the freehold or extend the lease of their homes.

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TPO warns agents and leaseholders win repair cost cases

Wednesday 08 January 2020

Agents who fail to disclose tenure terms are in breach of Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations (CPRs) The Property Ombudsman has warned.

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