First-time buyers save millions since stamp duty cut

Tuesday 31 July 2018

Official figures released by the Government today show that stamp duty cuts have helped thousands of first-time buyers in England to save millions.

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Ombudsman Services: Property withdraw from property sector

Monday 30 July 2018

Following an announcement earlier in the year, Ombudsman Services: Property will cease to provide dispute resolution for the property sector from next week.

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Can you identify Japanese knotweed?

Wednesday 25 July 2018

New research reveals that fewer than one fifth of Brits who say they are aware of Japanese knotweed can correctly identify the UK’s most aggressive, destructive and invasive plant.

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Government announce Draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill

Monday 23 July 2018

Criminals who profit from some of the UK’s most exclusive properties through the illegal use of overseas shell companies face up to five years in jail for concealing the true identity of their owners, under new draft laws laid in Parliament today.

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Leasehold law set for radical reform

Friday 20 July 2018

Radical new proposals to provide a fairer deal for homeowners caught in a "leasehold trap" have been announced by the Law Commission this week.

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James Brokenshire provides stronger powers for councils to tackle empty homes

Thursday 19 July 2018

Councils across England will have powers to charge even greater Council Tax premiums on homes left empty for many years following an amendment to a Government bill.

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Propertymark and Leasehold Valuers launch free leasehold extension calculator

Wednesday 18 July 2018

Leading industry surveyors, Leasehold Valuers, the only firm of surveyors to work solely for leaseholders, has launched a free online lease extension calculator for NAEA Propertymark members.

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The top 20 property turn-offs revealed...

Tuesday 17 July 2018

Damp, bad smells, poor maintenance and broadband blackspots top list of potential homebuyers’ deal breakers, according to a new survey.

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New Northern Ireland initiative leads the way to best practice conveyancing process

Tuesday 17 July 2018

The Law Society of Northern Ireland, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and NAEA Propertymark have agreed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which aims to facilitate a more efficient conveyancing process for all involved.

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Welsh Government launch expert leasehold group

Friday 13 July 2018

The Welsh Government has established an ‘expert group’ of representatives from residents groups, housebuilders, advice services, and housing professionals to assess failings within the leasehold system in Wales.

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NAEA Propertymark comments on the IPPR's call on Bank of England to freeze house prices

Tuesday 10 July 2018

PRESS RELEASE: Mark Hayward, NAEA Propertymark Chief Executive comments on the IPPR’s call on Bank of England to freeze house prices for five years:

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Kit Malthouse announced as the newest Housing Minister

Monday 09 July 2018

Kit Malthouse has been named as the latest Minister of State for Housing after Dominic Raab was appointed as Brexit Secretary following David Davis’ resignation.

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Connected and Autonomous Vehicles - what could the future hold?

Monday 09 July 2018

Previously considered to be the territory of science fiction, the development of fully autonomous vehicles is progressing rapidly and with £109 million of funding invested by the Government for research, Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) could be on the road sooner than you expect.

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Government kerb abuse of Help to Buy

Tuesday 03 July 2018

Government funding schemes, such as Help To Buy, will no longer be applied to "unjustified new leasehold houses", in a continuing push to tackle unfair and abusive practices within the leasehold system.

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LBTT exemption for first time buyers in Scotland

Monday 02 July 2018

First-time buyers in Scotland can now take advantage of a higher threshold for property tax relief, following the Scottish Government's consultation earlier this year.

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