Energy efficiency

The UK housing stock is amongst the least energy efficient in Europe and the Committee on Climate Change says that energy use in homes accounts for about 14 per cent of UK greenhouse gas emissions. Non-domestic buildings account for around one-third of UK emissions from the building stock.

Referral fees

National Trading Standards guidance has been released to encourage agents to make any referral fees that you earn clear and obvious to your customers. A complete ban will be considered if transparency is not achieved.

Immigration Act and Right to Rent

Right to Rent checks requires landlords/agents to determine the immigration status of all prospective adult tenants by checking ID before the start of a tenancy.

Propertymark update 

Meet the policy team
Mark Hayward

Chief Policy Advisor, Propertymark

Mark has extensive experience in sales, lettings, auctions and property management. He has worked closely with HM Government helping shape legislation and aiding HMRC and NCA in identifying areas of risk around Anti-Money Laundering. 

Timothy Douglas

Policy and Campaigns Manager, Propertymark

Timothy joined Propertymark in July 2015 having previously worked as a researcher for MEPs and for a Minister in the House of Commons. He leads on the organisation’s policy and campaign activity across Westminster, Whitehall, the devolved parliaments, and local authorities.

Timothy helps our members understand key policy issues and legislative changes as well as engaging with external stakeholders to ensure we maintain a coherent approach to policy and campaigns within the current political environment.

Daryl McIntosh

Policy Manager, Propertymark

Daryl is a board member for the Property Ombudsman Scotland and Safe Deposits Scotland. He represents Propertymark at Government consultations and meetings to help us shape legislation for the benefit of our members. This also allows us to prepare our members for new and forthcoming legislation changes. 

Faye Greaves

Policy and Campaigns Officer, Propertymark