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01 Dec 2021

Letting agents essential to fight against modern slavery

Propertymark is working to boost awareness of the ways in which letting agents can fight against organised crime, specifically in the area of modern slavery and human trafficking (MSHT).

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01 Dec 2021
Letting agents essential to fight against modern slavery

Propertymark is working to boost awareness of the ways in which letting agents can fight against organised crime, specifically in the area of modern slavery and human trafficking (MSHT).

29 Nov 2021
Propertymark Chief Policy Advisor wins Lifetime Achievement Award

The Negotiator’s Lifetime Achievement Award 2021 highlights a truly instrumental figure within the property sector and has been awarded to Propertymark’s Mark Hayward.

29 Nov 2021
North West highest for tenant demand as London records lowest

PRS Report: Propertymark members reported the lowest number of new prospective tenants in October since December 2020.

26 Nov 2021
Property market supply and demand disparity is “unsustainable”

HOUSING MARKET REPORT: The number of available properties per branch has decreased to 21, the lowest figure on record and 46 per cent lower than October 2020.

24 Nov 2021
Welsh Warm Homes Programme report highlights delivery issues

The Programme set in place two schemes, run by Nest and Arbed, which provided free advice and energy-efficient measures to those struggling with the costs of their current energy need as well as arranged the installation of measures, including insulation, to homes in particular areas in Wales respectively.

24 Nov 2021
Welsh second homes and holiday lets policy changes proposed

The Welsh Government has launched a consultation which proposes changes to the planning system that could mean that planning permission is required for a change of use from primary to a secondary home or holiday let.

23 Nov 2021
Smoke and carbon monoxide alarm rules extended

The UK Government has today, 23 November 2021, responded to its consultation on proposals to extend the rules for domestic smoke and carbon monoxide alarms within all rented accommodation in England.

23 Nov 2021
Scottish Government report fails to address key PRS issues

The Scottish Government has published a report laying out its response to the consultation on the draft Short-Term Lets Draft Licensing Order.

23 Nov 2021
Private Tenancies Bill may result in “unintended consequences”

Propertymark Policy Manager, Daryl McIntosh, gave oral evidence on 18 November 2021 to the Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Communities to address proposals in the Private Tenancies Bill.

22 Nov 2021
Energy efficiency: preparing the private rented sector

How can the private rented sector (PRS) best prepare for the UK Government’s net-zero targets?

22 Nov 2021
Economic and International Affairs Scrutiny Panel Review of regulation of estate agents in Jersey

Jersey’s Economic and International Affairs Scrutiny Panel's are conducting an in-depth review examining the scope for regulation of estate agents in Jersey and they have reached out to Propertymark asking for our specific contributions.

19 Nov 2021
Homes England reviews objectives ahead of Levelling Up paper

The purpose of Homes England was outlined in the Commons Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee session on 15 November 2021 where it uncovered important aspects of the workings of the department and actions taken to deliver UK Government policy on housing.

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