Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the property industry

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Coronavirus financial support for landlords, renters and homeowners

This guide provides a list of all the relevant support that can help you, whether it’s income support, help with household bills, updates to your tenancy rights or pauses on your mortgage repayments. Read more...

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Stamp Duty Holiday - speed up your sale to meet the deadline

When you factor in the average time it takes to complete on a property, the 31 March 2021 Stamp Duty Holiday deadline doesn’t seem too far away. Give yourself the best possible chance of selling in time. Read more...

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What will the property market look like post lockdown?

While the property industry slowly restarts as the lockdown measures have been eased, there is a keen interest in how the Coronavirus outbreak and the #StayAtHome lockdown period has changed home buyers and sellers behaviour, and whether it’s just a phase or for the long term. Read more...

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Scotland - home moves to be permitted from 29 June

As announced on 19 June, the Scottish Government’s phased exit plan has moved into Phase Two and will be introduced in stages and whilst it is not a return to normal, house moves will be permitted. Read more...

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Working from home best practice information

With the number of people working from home sharply increasing during the Coronavirus outbreak, we have some best practice tips on home working including advice on eligibility for tax relief. Read more...

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Viewings and moves in light of COVID-19

People who were in the process of selling their house and moving to a new home as the UK entered restricted movement measures due to the transmission of Coronavirus, are left asking ‘What now?’ Read more...

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I had an offer accepted before COVID-19, should I renegotiate now?

If you had an offer accepted before stay at home measures came in, you were probably feeling anxious while the property market came to a temporary halt and maybe you're asking yourself should I renegotiate now? Read more...

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Coronavirus measures put a stop to your house sale? Now is the time to get your house ready to go on the market

If you're looking to put your property on the market the most important thing you can do during the social distancing measures is pull together the paperwork you need to sell your house, so your property is ready to go as soon as the measures are lifted. Read more...

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Running a business from home in a rental property

There are many benefits of working from home, whether it is cutting your business costs, having more time with your family, or giving yourself more flexibility with your working hours but what are the rules if you are renting? Read more...

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Financial support for renters during COVID-19

Following the announcement from Government that renters cannot be evicted from their properties during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, there is now extra financial support available. Read more...

 

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Quick garden improvements that can attract new buyers or renters

Recent searches on property websites show that prospective tenants and homebuyers are searching for properties with a garden nearly double the amount they were prior to the start of the Coronavirus lockdown. Making this the perfect time to roll up your sleeves and get stuck in. Read more...

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How to showcase your property using video during lockdown

Is your property on the market and poised for viewings as soon as restricted movement measures have been lifted? With a pinch of creativity and the help of modern technology you may not have to wait as long as you think. Read more...

 

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Maintenance, repairs and the upkeep of your property during the COVID-19 pandemic

While we’re being told to stay at home to tackle COVID-19, you may question whether you can or should continue having essential work done at your property. This article outlines the current advice and the measures you should take to ensure this is done as safely as possible. Read more...

 

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Gas and electric checks during the Coronavirus pandemic

If you are a landlord or if you are renting and expecting a gas safety check or a new electrical safety check in the coming weeks, you may be unsure whether it should go ahead. This guidance explains the steps landlords will need to take to ensure they meet their legal obligations and makes it clear how tenants can help. Read more...

 

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Viewings in light of COVID-19

People who were in the process of selling their house and moving to a new home as the UK entered restricted movement measures due to the transmission of Coronavirus, are left asking ‘What now?’. Read more...

 

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Government agrees measures with energy industry

New emergency measures with the energy industry have been agreed by the Government to protect the domestic energy supply of those most in need during the disruption caused by COVID-19. Read more...

 

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Resources for estate AGents, letting agents and auctioneers

We have created several resources to help and support Propertymark members throughout this difficult time including:

  • Regular webinars
  • Short videos highlighting key issues
  • A guide to Government funding
  • A template letter for furloughed staff

Log in to the members' area of your divisional website to get access to these resources and more.

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Stay #COsafe

Make sure you stay safe from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning if you’re working from home or are in self-isolation. Make sure you have an audible carbon monoxide alarm fitted and test it regularly.

How to stay safe