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25 Jan 2022

Commercial property trends forecast for 2022

The last two years have seen a complete shift in attitudes towards healthcare and the importance of promoting a work-life balance, leading to unforeseen trends across the sector. What does the commercial property sector look like for agents in 2022?

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25 Jan 2022
Commercial property trends forecast for 2022

The last two years have seen a complete shift in attitudes towards healthcare and the importance of promoting a work-life balance, leading to unforeseen trends across the sector. What does the commercial property sector look like for agents in 2022?

25 Jan 2022
Notice to Quit Consultation questionnaire

While the Private Tenancies Bill continues its progression through the Northern Ireland Assembly, the Department for Communities has sought views on the appropriate length of Notice to Quit periods for tenancies in Northern Ireland.

24 Jan 2022
Changes to Universal Credit payments to landlords

The Department for Work and Pensions have confirmed to Propertymark that changes will be made to Universal Credit Rent Arrears Payments so that they will be calculated at the same time as Direct Rent Payments.

21 Jan 2022
UK Government reveals online high-rise remediation tracking service

People living in high-rise buildings are able to access updates on the status of the building's application to the government's Building Safety Fund through the Leaseholder and Resident Service.

20 Jan 2022
Estate agents report busiest December for house hunters

HOUSING MARKET REPORT: The average number of house hunters registered per member branch was the highest December on record at 461, with the average supply of properties continuing to fall to an average of just 19, 42 per cent less than in December 2020.

20 Jan 2022
Propertymark suggestions used by Welsh Government

Following the Welsh Government’s confirmation that the Renting Homes (Wales) Act will be implemented from 15 July 2022, regulations have been laid which set out the required content of occupation contracts.

20 Jan 2022
Propertymark appoints Head of Policy and Campaigns

Propertymark is delighted to announce that Timothy Douglas has been appointed Head of Policy and Campaigns. Timothy joined Propertymark's policy team in 2015, and has a strong track record of delivering key campaigns and working with our members to ensure their voice is heard and they are well represented.

19 Jan 2022
Building Safety Bill reaches halfway point

The Bill's committee stage took place over 16 meetings starting on 9 September concluding on 26 October 2021. The remaining stages are due to take place in the Commons on Wednesday, 19 January, after which the Bill will move to the House of Lords.

17 Jan 2022
Report urges governments to declare climate emergency

A new report, published by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), in partnership with Architects Declare, has called on the built environment sector to drastically reduce its carbon emissions to work towards the UK Government’s Net Zero: Build Back Greener Strategy.

17 Jan 2022
New rules for second homes introduced by UK Government

Changes, announced 14 January 2022, are set to target homeowners who leave properties empty rather than letting out to holidaymakers.

14 Jan 2022
Local Government and Housing Committee inquiry into second homes

The Welsh Government have embarked on a three-pronged approach to tackle what many are calling a ‘second homes crisis’ in some areas across Wales.

14 Jan 2022
UK Government plans to reform Leasehold and commonhold systems

The UK Government has launched a consultation seeking views on Law Commission proposals to allow more residential leaseholders in England and Wales to buy the freehold of their property or take over the management of their buildings.

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