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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.

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.

10 Jan 2022
UK Government forces developers to fix cladding crisis plus protects leaseholders

The Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC), Michael Gove MP, has today, 10 January, announced an overhaul to the Government’s approach to building safety.

21 Dec 2021
Welsh Budget to build stronger, fairer, greener Wales

The Welsh Government has set out revenue and capital spending for the next three years, focusing on supporting Wales’s economic recovery as it emerges from the pandemic, seeking to strengthen it in a sustainable way to deliver a greener Wales.

21 Dec 2021
Scottish building regulations proposed changes to energy standards consultation

The Scottish Government sought views on their proposals to include the introduction of an energy target for new buildings, in addition to the current emissions target, as well as an uplift to the 2015 standard of energy efficiency for new buildings – both domestic and non-domestic.

21 Dec 2021
Land Transaction Tax higher rates on second homes consultation

The Welsh Government has launched a consultation as part of its ‘three-pronged approach’ to address perceived affordability issues and the impact of second homes and holiday lets in some parts of Wales.

21 Dec 2021
Buyer demand increases as available homes continues to fall

HOUSING MARKET REPORT: The number of buyers registered per Propertymark member branch has increased by 12 per cent from October and the supply of properties continues to fall to just 20 homes per branch – the lowest ever recorded and 50 per cent less than November 2020.

15 Dec 2021
Phil Spencer teams up with Propertymark for 'how to move home the right way' podcasts

The popular presenter of Channel 4’s Location, Location, Location is producing his latest series of Move iQ podcasts on the most common issues that buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants face.

14 Dec 2021
‘Street votes’ give residents power over beautification projects

Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities has given his support to the private members Planning (Street Plans) Bill, that will allow residents to encourage the construction of new homes on suburban streets.

10 Dec 2021
Scottish Budget announcement includes 110k affordable homes plan

The Budget 2022-2023, announced 9 December 2021, focuses on business recovery, as well as investing in energy efficiency measures, public services and delivering house building projects.

06 Dec 2021
Propertymark Qualifications Awards winners announced

The cream of the crop was applauded, and the winners were announced at an evening celebration on 6 December.

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