New leasehold measures approved by Government and industry

Friday 29 March 2019

In a press release from the Minister of Housing, Communities and Local Government, James Brokenshire MP, has announced that it will accept many of the Law Commission’s recommendations for Event Fees.


Agents complying with Client Money Protection in England

Tuesday 26 March 2019

All agents in England whose business covers lettings and property management whereby you hold client money, must belong to a government-approved Client Money Protection scheme from 1 April 2019.


Urgent reform to leasehold needed

Tuesday 19 March 2019

In a report published today, 19 March 2019, the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee has called for wide ranging reforms to the leasehold system.


Referral fees guidance must be taken seriously

Tuesday 19 March 2019

The National Trading Standards Estate Agency Team (NTSEAT) has published guidance on referral fees received by estate agents across the UK, with the aim of making previously hidden fees open and transparent to consumers.


NAEA Propertymark submits evidence on the Draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill

Friday 15 March 2019

The Joint Committee on the Draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill issued a Call for Evidence earlier this month.


An informative and educational 2019 Propertymark Scottish National Conference

Thursday 14 March 2019

With the threat of hurricane Gareth looming, it didn’t put off the hardy Scottish estate and lettings agents from ascending to Glasgow on 13 March for a programme filled with heavy legislation issues mixed with a touch of light-hearted tips and information.


NAEA Propertymark comments on Spring Statement

Wednesday 13 March 2019

Today, 13 March 2019, the Chancellor has presented his Spring Statement to Parliament. A key part of the Government’s plan is to invest in the future including fixing the broken housing market.


Scottish Labour to consider targeted replacement for Help to Buy

Tuesday 12 March 2019

Scottish Labour’s Housing Commission want to scrap Help to Buy in favour of a targeted scheme to help first time buyers with lower income, allowing them to buy existing homes as well as new builds with a 5% deposit.


Treasury Committee release report on Economic Crime

Monday 11 March 2019

On 8 March 2019, the House of Commons Treasury Committee released its report on Economic Crime. Mark Hayward Chief Executive of NAEA Propertymark gave evidence as part of the inquiry in June 2018 and is quoted throughout the report.


Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week 2019

Tuesday 05 March 2019

An annual celebration of apprenticeships, coordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service, brings the whole apprenticeship community together to celebrate the impact of apprenticeships has on individuals, businesses and the economy.


Unannounced inspections from HMRC in money laundering crackdown

Monday 04 March 2019

Details have been published of businesses who have received penalties from HMRC for not complying with the Money Laundering Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds Regulations 2017.