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06 Jul 2022
Propertymark and Move iQ branded assets featuring Phil Spencer

Download our toolkit and benefit from Phil Spencer’s endorsement of Propertymark Protection, with your clients and prospective clients. The kit contains a range of files for email footers, printable posters for display in your offices and social media graphics.

05 Jul 2022
Renting with pets survey reveals extent of damage costs to landlords

A recent online survey showed that pet damage is extremely common in properties where landlords rent to tenants with pets and the costs are difficult to recoup. With the demand for pet-friendly homes continuing to increase, the UK Government must now understand the costs for landlords and implement rules that support the sector.

01 Jul 2022
Knowledge is power for consumers and agents

James Munro, Head of National Trading Standards Estate and Letting Agency (NTSELAT) highlighted to 500 agents at the NAEA Propertymark National Conference on 30 June 2022, that a cultural change is needed to make sure agents understand the importance of gathering information before a property is listed so potential buyers are proceedable buyers.

01 Jul 2022
Recruiting an apprentice: employer's guide to apprenticeships

This guide is aimed at helping agents and their employers understand the often-perceived complex world and language of apprenticeships and give you the information required to support your business and staff development.

30 Jun 2022
Partnership with Move iQ’s Phil Spencer to endorse Propertymark Protection

Propertymark is announcing a major initiative to expand consumer understanding of Propertymark Protection. A brand-new partnership with Move iQ, founded by property expert and TV personality Phil Spencer, will provide a platform to educate consumers on the risks of using an unqualified agent.

29 Jun 2022
Building Safety Act comes into force

Enacted in England and Wales on 28 June 2022, the Building Safety Act 2022 gives many leaseholders, for the first time, legal protection from unfair bills to make their homes safe.

29 Jun 2022
All grounds for possession to remain discretionary as Scotland's Covid bill passed

Covid recovery legislation has passed its final stage and will come into force in Scotland from 1 October 2022, meaning increased protection for private rented tenants facing eviction

27 Jun 2022
Leasehold changes take effect

The Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022 takes effect on 30 June 2022, ending ground rent for most new long residential leases granted for properties in England and Wales.

27 Jun 2022
Issue 47: Summer 2022

Our re-launch issue packs a punch with an easy guide to Making Tax Digital, an update on the three phase programme on Material Information direct from NTSELAT and a deep-dive into the factors affecting the Commercial property market.

27 Jun 2022
High demand continues to push up rents

PRS REPORT: The great rent rise continues. While we have seen an increase in availability of properties to rent since February, demand from prospective tenants has also risen.

24 Jun 2022
No sign from agents that the good times have yet ended

HOUSING REPORT: Despite recent murmurings of an impending slowdown in the property market, figures our agents reported for May appear to show the buoyant market continues. Perhaps as a result, lengthy waiting times from offer to exchange remain.

22 Jun 2022
Adaptations for disabled tenants’ consultation

The UK Government is seeking views on proposals to make landlords legally obliged to make reasonable adjustments to common areas of rented properties: outside areas, entrances, hallways, landings, and stairwells, more accessible for disabled people.

20 Jun 2022
The importance of effective cyber risk management

There is now a greater reliance on digital services for agents, this makes it even more important to review and invest in cybersecurity to manage the risk of potentially disruptive cyber incidents.

17 Jun 2022
New leaders announced to set and deliver strategy

Michael Alan Sears and Mish Liyanage join the specialist skillset of the current Propertymark Board following a rigorous election process to help drive forward our vision and business strategy. New Presidents of the lettings and sales divisions also take their posts from today, 17 June 2022.

16 Jun 2022
White Paper claims a fairer deal for the PRS

The UK Government has published a Fairer Private Rented Sector White Paper that claims it will redress the balance between landlords and 4.4 million tenants in the private rented sector (PRS).

15 Jun 2022
First cost of living payments coming in July

The UK Government has announced the first instalment of the new cost of living payment will be given to households receiving income-related benefits from 14 July 2022, with a further instalment in the Autumn.

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