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An interesting year for the housing market – 2019 trends

04 December 2019

Propertymark has analysed its sales and lettings data to reveal trends from the year. Supply has dropped considerably over the past decade while demand has increased, but year-on-year has remained relatively stable in the face of Brexit uncertainty. Read More...

The Cloud

04 December 2019

You will often hear technology companies refer to ‘the cloud’, whether it be cloud computing, cloud storage or even cloud software, but what does the cloud really mean? Ross Jezzard ARLA Propertymark Board Member, takes a look. Read More...

Air pollution disclosure may become more important in sales

Monday 18 November 2019

Estate agents may see an increase in queries about air pollution figures from homebuyers, as a non-profit campaign to bring the data into general use steps up its efforts.

Pressure group The Central Office of Public Interest (COPI) launched addresspollution.org in the summer of 2019. This online database uses data from King's College London to give the level of nitrogen dioxide – an air pollutant that is relatively easy to monitor – at a given postcode.

The site covers data for London, but COPI plans to expand this across the UK.

Speaking in summer 2019 Mark Hayward, Chief Executive of NAEA Propertymark said: “Air quality is now public information. It is important that agents make all information affecting a property available to buyers, and environmental consideration is vital in offering consumers an informed choice.”

NAEA Propertymark encourages all agents to disclose this information where it is available, as information that is likely to be relevant to a decision to buy. Momentum is certainly building to inform buyers about the air quality of their homes, with several property portals starting to incorporate this data on their websites.

Propertymark Guides – before you make an offer

Propertymark offers a series of consumer guides, including a guide on what considerations a buyer should make before making an offer.

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