Propertymark calls for further clarity on the future of building safety

Tuesday 29 September 2020

Responding to the pre-legislative scrutiny of the Draft Building Safety Bill, Propertymark acknowledges the need to upgrade building safety, however, there are concerns about the practical applications of a number of elements along with the cost to leaseholders.

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Why agents are using virtual tours in the UK’s current climate

Monday 28 September 2020

Made Snappy, a Propertymark Industry Supplier, discuss the benefits of agents using virtual tours and how agents can be more efficient whilst saving money and winning instructions in a challenging climate.

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One in Eight properties sold for more than the asking price in August

Monday 28 September 2020

Propertymark’s August Housing Market Report shows 13 per cent of properties sold for more than the original asking price which is the highest recorded since November 2015.

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New Job Support Scheme announced by the Chancellor

Thursday 24 September 2020

In a speech in the House of Commons today, 24 September, Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP, outlined the UK Government’s next stage of the economic plan to protect jobs over the winter period with the announcement of a new Job Support Scheme.

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Scottish moving homes guidance updated

Thursday 24 September 2020

Further to the announcement on 22 September by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, where stronger measures to tackle the rise in COVID-19 infection rates were implemented, the Scottish Government has now updated its guidance on moving home.

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New Chief Executive Officer of Propertymark appointed

Thursday 24 September 2020

Tim Balcon joins Propertymark today, 24 September, as Chief Executive Officer, which is a newly created role, bringing over 20 years’ experience in membership and sector organisations.

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Government extends support to stop business evictions in 2020

Thursday 17 September 2020

Robert Jenrick, Secretary of State for Housing, announced yesterday, 16 September, that all commercial tenants will be protected from the risk of eviction until the end of this year.

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High Court rules in favour of agents over Business Interruption Insurance

Tuesday 15 September 2020

Thousands of companies disputing their insurers' interpretations of liability under Business Interruption Insurance welcome the court ruling today, 15 September, where it found in favour of the arguments advanced for policyholders on the majority of issues brought by the Financial Complaints Authority (FCA) test case.

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New guide helps agents stay on the right side of competition law

Tuesday 15 September 2020

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), together with the Institute of Risk Management, has published a new edition of its short guide on competition law risk that will help agents to identify and reduce competition law risks.

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More must be done to get empty homes back into use

Monday 14 September 2020

In a letter to Rt Hon Christopher Pincher MP, Minister of State for Housing, Propertymark campaigns for action on empty homes, asking what measures the UK Government is taking to improve the situation and get more empty homes back into use.

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Propertymark supports Gas Safety Week 2020

Monday 14 September 2020

Propertymark has pledged its support for Gas Safety Week, which takes place 14 -20 September 2020, and we will be raising awareness about the importance of gas safety to its members and the public.

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NAEA Propertymark pays tribute to Ian Westerling

Friday 11 September 2020

The property industry lost a leading figure with the sad news of the passing of popular and longstanding NAEA Propertymark Fellow, Ian Westerling.

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Avoiding the Stamp Duty rush – get properties on the market by 26 September

Friday 11 September 2020

Propertymark has launched a consumer campaign telling sellers in England that the optimum date to be on the market by is 26 September. This will reduce the chance of missing out on the Stamp Duty holiday deadline of 31 March 2021.

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Propertymark calls for RoPA Code of Practice to be strengthened

Wednesday 09 September 2020

Propertymark has responded to the Overarching Code of Practice for Residential Property Agents consultation, welcoming the proposals, and calling for the Code to be strengthened in four key areas to further support the industry.

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New service helps agents qualify leads

Wednesday 09 September 2020

Moneypenny, a Propertymark Industry Supplier, has launched a new service to help agents boost efficiency and improve their sales funnel as the market shifts focus from survival to recovery.

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Housing Secretary unveils £12 billion boost for affordable homes

Tuesday 08 September 2020

Robert Jenrick, Housing Secretary, announced today, 8 September, new investment in housing to ‘help the country build back better’, including a new Shared Ownership scheme and homes for social rent to help the most vulnerable.

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Enforcement action launched by CMA on leasehold homes

Friday 04 September 2020

As part of its ongoing investigations the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has today, 4 September, opened enforcement cases having uncovered troubling evidence of potential mis-selling and unfair contract terms.

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REACH UK and NAEA Propertymark aim to shape Proptech that benefit professionals of the future

Wednesday 02 September 2020

Proptech companies looking to scale up can now apply to be part of REACH UK’s inaugural cohort.

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New NAEA Propertymark President says prepare for RoPA

Wednesday 02 September 2020

Kirsty Finney, co-founder, and Director at Rodgers & Finney in Northern Ireland takes over as the new NAEA Propertymark President from 2 September, succeeding Lauren Scott who had a successful extended term despite these unprecedented times.

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