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Money Laundering registration now open for letting agencies

26 May 2020

Registration for UK letting agencies is now open with Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) who are the supervisory body for the property sector. Read More...

Furlough Scheme must flex to support recovery

26 May 2020

NAEA Propertymark continues to talk to Government departments about the needs of the sector, the disparity between activities allowed in England, compared with Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland and the cautious progress of recovery and consumer confidence. Read More...

SSP reimbursement now available

26 May 2020

The Government has announced that employers in England can claim Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) Reimbursement from today, Tuesday 26 May 2020 which form part of their financial support to businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More...

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