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Propertymark calls for Governments to back Property Sector Support Package

Friday 01 May 2020

Propertymark has set out a plan to give consumers and the property sector the boost it needs.

Regardless of COVID-19, many families want a bigger home, empty nesters want to downsize, and first-home buyers want to make the most of record-low interest rates. Most sales underway when the Coronavirus pandemic struck are holding together but, in many cases, this is due to agents putting in significant additional work to keep all parties informed and confident.

Our Property Sector Support Package includes introducing measures for controlled viewings and conveyancing increased use of the Propertymark Sales Protocol Toolkit, cash incentives, a holiday on property tax for residential transactions, and allow the marketing of a property before a Home Report is obtained in Scotland.  

Agents can support our campaign #keepthemarketmoving by sharing details across social media channels and writing to local MP, MSP, or AM calling on them to back the Property Sector Support Package.

Property Sector Support Package

Our webpage has full details of our briefing to Government, details of how to write to local MPs, MSPs or AMs and a social media pack to help agents share details of our campaign.

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We have worked with you to lobby the Government to extend business rates relief to the sector and the inclusion of commission within the furloughed pay arrangements. It is now vital that the Government understand the importance of the property sector and put measures in place to maintain consumer confidence and #keepthemarketmoving.

Mark Hayward

Mark Hayward
NAEA Propertymark Chief Executive

Property Sector Support Package