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13 Jun 2022
Digital only title changes – six months to go

From 30 November 2022, HM Land Registry will stop accepting scanned or PDF copies of the Application to Change the Register (AP1) forms, required when ownership of a property changes hands.

06 Jun 2022
Ivory Act comes into force

The near-total ban on the import, export and dealing of items containing elephant ivory comes into force today, 6 June 2022, which puts the UK at the forefront of global conservation efforts.

06 Jun 2022
Fact sheet: Ivory Act 2018

The purpose of the Ivory Act is to prohibit commercial activities concerning ivory in the UK and the import and re-export of ivory for commercial purposes to and from the UK. This includes intra-EU trade to and from the UK.

20 May 2022
How to cope with stressful situations

You are in the thick of one of life’s most stressful moments—moving home. It is an emotionally charged process from start to finish so it's important to know simple ways you can keep your customers calm and respond positively to any complaints.

13 May 2022
Hybrid working, the impact on your business insurance

While hybrid working isn’t a new concept, many businesses may not have considered the impact it could have on their insurance cover. What are the key areas of business insurance that you may need to review now that hybrid working has become more commonplace?

03 May 2022
Building Safety Act becomes law, but further action is needed

The UK Government’s legislative response to the Grenfell tragedy has now received Royal Assent but excludes some leaseholders from the new Building Safety Fund. Ministers had previously promised that leaseholders would be protected from the costs of cladding remediation, but landlords owning multiple properties have been prevented from accessing the fund as they are viewed as being of “significant wealth”.

27 Apr 2022
Energy Bills Support Scheme (EBSS) consultation

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has launched a consultation to test the design of the EBSS, ensure that support is provided as widely as possible in a simple and cost-effective way and that the recovery mechanism is clear and efficient.

22 Apr 2022
Future homebuyers freed from ground rent bills

The UK Government’s ban on charging ground rent on new leases in England and Wales will come into force on 30 June 2022.

21 Apr 2022
How estate agents can utilise auctions

Agents have a range of options available to them for selling a property. Choosing the right one can have a huge impact on the price achieved, the satisfaction of buyers and sellers with the process, and the reputation of the agent.

01 Apr 2022
£450m boiler upgrade scheme open

The UK Government's three-year Boiler Upgrade Scheme opened on 1 April, offering grants of up to £6,000 to property owners in England and Wales towards the cost of low carbon heating systems.

31 Mar 2022
Impact of slow house building in Scotland

Statistics show new-build completions in the year to June 2021 are up 10 per cent on the previous 12 months, but still well below pre-pandemic levels.

23 Mar 2022
Marketing webinar recordings

Boost your marketing skills with timeless tips that will help you identify key business opportunities, stand out in a crowded marketplace, maximise brand awareness and ultimately generate business.

22 Mar 2022
Regulate the sector and improve property standards

Propertymark calls on all parties ahead of the Northern Ireland elections in May to recognise the crucial role played by those in the property sector to meet the country's housing needs.

21 Mar 2022
Helping homebuyers avoid fraudsters

The National Economic Crime Centre (NECC) and partners have launched a new phase of their campaign to help homebuyers avoid Payment Diversion Fraud (PDF).

15 Mar 2022
Home Energy Efficiency Equity Loan Pilot scheme analysis

Propertymark has been cited in the Scottish Government’s analysis of responses to inform the consideration of the future expansion of the pilot to a nationwide support scheme.

11 Mar 2022
Report recommends all leaseholders don’t foot the bill

The Levelling Up Committee’s Report highlights too many leaseholders will fall through the cracks of the UK Government’s ‘piecemeal measures’ to protect leaseholders from the costs of building safety remediation.

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