PM announces COVID-19 Winter Plan

Monday 23 November 2020

Boris Johnson, today, 23 November, announced in Parliament, a COVID-19 Winter Plan which provides a roadmap out of national lockdown in England from 2 December.

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Help for homeowners caught up in unsafe cladding process

Monday 23 November 2020

The External Walls Systems 1 (EWS1) form will no longer be required for owners of flats in buildings without cladding to sell, rent, or re-mortgage a property, as announced on 21 November by the UK Government in an agreement reached with the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), UK Finance and the Building Societies Associations (BSA).

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Homes moves guidance from the Scottish Government

Friday 20 November 2020

From today, 20 November, certain areas in Scotland have moved into Level 3 and Level 4 measures, and whilst home moves and other activities related to the property market can continue, they must be carried out safely, referring to the guidance at all times.

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New Presidential team announced ready to champion members' needs

Thursday 19 November 2020

Following a rigorous process, NAEA Propertymark is pleased to appoint Liana Loporto as President Elect and Stephen McCarron as Vice President. Two passionate estate agents who have a wealth of experience to share with the organisation, will join Kirsty Finney, NAEA Propertymark President, to form the new Presidential team.

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The future of referral fees - your questions answered

Thursday 19 November 2020

James Munro, Head of the National Trading Standards Estate and Letting Agency Team (NTSELAT), shed some light on their recent report to Government on referral fees and what the future holds in a Propertymark webinar, highlighting all agents should be following the guidance.

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Consultation announced for improving energy performance for all homes

Wednesday 18 November 2020

Today the UK Government has announced its intention to start a consultation on how regulation can help improve the energy performance of homes in England and Wales.

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COVID restrictions extended for one week in Northern Ireland while housing market remains open

Friday 13 November 2020

On 12 November 2020, the Northern Ireland Executive voted to extend the ‘circuit-breaker’ for one more week, ensuring that tighter restrictions will be in place across the country until 20 November 2020.

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Travel between Welsh border is allowed for house moves after firebreak period ends

Friday 06 November 2020

The Welsh Government has today released updated guidance for house moves during Coronavirus, confirming that from the 9 November (the end of the firebreak period), the restrictions on viewing properties will be lifted and agents will be able to make arrangements with prospective buyers and tenants to move home.

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Furlough scheme extended until 31 March 2021

Thursday 05 November 2020

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has announced today, 5 November, that the Job Retention Scheme will be extended, acknowledging the need for further financial support to protect jobs following the national lockdown in England, the firebreak in Wales and the local restrictions in Northern Ireland and Scotland.

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Agents can continue to operate during lockdown

Wednesday 04 November 2020

It has been confirmed that property viewings and home moves in England can still take place during the second lockdown, which begins on 5 November and will continue for at least four weeks.

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Property sector exemption within lockdown Regulations

Wednesday 04 November 2020

The Public Health Regulations which will underpin the second national lockdown in England, have been laid and will be voted on in Parliament today.

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Furlough scheme extended for new national lockdown

Tuesday 03 November 2020

Following the Government announcement on a second national lockdown in England, due to begin on Thursday 5 November, the Job Retention Scheme has been extended.

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Home moves still permitted in Scotland through tier system

Monday 02 November 2020

The Scottish Government has confirmed that as from today, 2 November 2020, a new five-tier system applies to help tackle the spread of COVID-19 but will allow house moves to continue.

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Impact on the housing sector

Monday 02 November 2020

Following Saturday evening's announcement about further Covid-19 restrictions coming into force across England from Thursday 5 November, we have been working to understand exactly what this means for our members.

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Industry calls for action to extend Stamp Duty Holiday

Monday 02 November 2020

NAEA Propertymark has joined forces with sector partners to write to the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak to highlight the emerging crisis in residential transactions, as sales progression and conveyancing are overwhelmed by demand in the race to complete before the end of the Stamp Duty Holiday on 31 March 2021.

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