Agents beware: Rightmove lead enquiry scam

Thursday 28 June 2018

Rightmove are warning agents of an email scam which could be targeting its users, following a number of reports of fake leads from the site.


MPs call for housebuilders’ ombudsman

Wednesday 27 June 2018

A cross-party group of MPs have called for housebuilders to belong to a mandatory independent ombudsman scheme, following the wave of scandals over poor-quality homes and leaseholds.


The empty homes of England

Tuesday 26 June 2018

Despite widespread anxiety about a shortage of housing supply, according to data published by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, there were 605,891 empty homes in England in October 2017.


Fixing the broken housing market

Monday 25 June 2018

With the current issue of new house building moving at a slow rate, there has now been a call for changes that should speed up the process.


London Mayor launches online portal for affordable housing

Thursday 21 June 2018

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has today launched a new online property portal that offers Londoners a one-stop shop where they can search for an affordable home to buy in the capital.


Could referral fees come under threat?

Wednesday 20 June 2018

The National Trading Standards Estate Agency Team (NTSEAT) has joined forces with Property Redress Scheme and The Property Ombudsman to launch a survey to measure the use of referral fees among estate agents.


NAEA Propertymark responds to Economic Crime Inquiry

Tuesday 19 June 2018

In April, the Government launched an investigation into the scale of money laundering, terrorist financing and sanctions violations in the UK, and the means by which it is enabled, after reports that billions of pounds of criminal proceeds are flowing into British property.


Meet your new NAEA Propertymark presidential team

Friday 15 June 2018

Our new presidential team were welcomed aboard at the Propertymark AGM this morning.


What does the future hold for commonhold?

Thursday 14 June 2018

In recent years thousands of cases have come to light where punitive clauses and escalating fees have left leasehold homeowners tenants in their own properties. And with the scandal showing no signs of slowing down, could commonhold be the answer?


Bank of Mum and dad remains open for business

Wednesday 13 June 2018

Lending from the 'Bank of Mum and Dad' is now needed for 1 in 4 housing transactions in the UK, as young buyers increasingly rely on financial support from their parents to get onto the property ladder.


Does your retention policy comply with the GDPR?

Monday 11 June 2018

With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) now in place, it is important that you have an established procedure which sets out how to securely dispose of data when it is no longer needed.


New support measures announced for rough sleepers

Friday 08 June 2018

Housing Secretary James Brokenshire MP has announced £30 million in immediate support to help rough sleepers off the streets and into accommodation.


New Heathrow runway given the go-ahead

Wednesday 06 June 2018

Plans for a controversial third runway at Heathrow airport have finally been given the go-ahead by Government, following years of delays and hold-ups.


OTM overtakes Rightmove and Zoopla in prime London areas

Monday 04 June 2018

Data released by OnTheMarket shows that it is now listing more high-end homes for sale than Zoopla and PrimeLocation, and has overtaken Rightmove in terms of the number of pricey listings in some high-value London postcodes.


Welsh Government pledge support for older homeowners

Monday 04 June 2018

Wales' Housing and Regeneration Minister has announced nearly £6 million of Welsh Government funding will be awarded to Care & Repair agencies to support vulnerable older people living independently.