On 20 October 2021, the House of Lords debated the UK Government’s plans to implement the recommendations of the Regulation of Property Agents Working Group, published on 18 July 2019.
Estate agents, letting agents and auctioneers were among those called upon to help improve the overall effectiveness of the UK’s anti-money laundering (AML) regulatory and supervisory regime.
During lockdown, an increasing number of people were required to use video as part of their hiring processes as an alternative to face-to-face interviews.
Major concerns for the property sector have been reiterated in letters issued by Propertymark to outline actionable points for levelling up our country and communities.
Propertymark has long supported proposals for a system that highlights ownership and control of overseas companies and other legal entities as well as ones within the UK.
The UK Government has launched a consultation on its strategy to reshape the UK’s data protection regime, which intends to reform current regulation to aid growth, innovation and competition, re-affirming the UK as a 'hub' for data-driven business.
Star of Channel Four's captivating reality TV drama SAS: Who Dares Wins and Channel 5’s Secrets of the SAS Colin MacLachlan kicks off Propertymark’s Autumn programme of National and Regional Conferences.
In an industry where legislation is ever changing, and with the need to understand what it means to stay compliant; it is positive to see the vested interest from agents at every level of the sector to become qualified.
Propertymark is delighted to sponsor the Agents Giving Outstanding Award at the Fundraising Champions Awards, presented at the organisation’s annual Charity Ball at Epsom Downs Racecourse on 24 September 2021.
As the UK transitions into the fourth step of the COVID-19 roadmap, the UK Government has updated its guidance for landlords, tenants, and local authorities.
As we move towards the planned date for progression to Step 4 of the Roadmap in England and towards school Summer holidays, both businesses and individuals should reassess existing contingency plans to factor in the implications for their own areas of responsibility.
Specialist insurance broker and Propertymark Industry Supplier Gallagher discuss their findings which show that businesses are experiencing an increase in cyber risks as a result of changes in the way of working.
The UK Government announced their plans for the next parliamentary session in the Queen’s Speech today. The plans include several significant changes to planning rules, a new Building Safety Regulator, ground rents and the next steps for Renters Reform.
Propertymark’s Executive Chair, Nicky Heathcote will also lend her skills to The Conveyancing Association, stepping into the role of Non-Executive Chair with immediate effect.
Ahead of the elections on 6 May, the main political parties in Scotland have published their policies for the housing sector. We have outlined the key areas, and our own manifesto details the areas Ministers should focus on.
Ahead of the Scottish Parliament elections scheduled to take place on 6 May 2021, Propertymark has released its key asks to support the housing sector.