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17 Sep 2021
First-time buyers make up 28 per cent of sales in August

HOUSING REPORT: With increasing demand, 37 per cent of properties sold above the original asking price, a staggering 185 per cent increase year on year, from August 2020.

15 Sep 2021
Leaseholders freed from expensive terms by developer

Clauses which see ground rents doubling in price every ten or fifteen years are to be removed from contracts supplied by Countryside Properties (Countryside).

14 Sep 2021
Draft licensing order and business and regulatory impact assessment

A new licensing scheme is being developed to help ensure that short term lets are safe and help address issues faced by local residents and communities. All Scottish councils will have to adopt a short-term lets licensing system by October 2022.

14 Sep 2021
Private Tenancies Bill progresses in Northern Ireland

The second reading of the Private Tenancies Bill took place on 13 September 2021, which was introduced to deliver more protections for private renters.

14 Sep 2021
Scottish Government update framework for letting agent compliance

Requirements and expectations have been clarified in an update provided to Scotland’s private rented sector (PRS), particularly on training and registration.

13 Sep 2021
Meeting the UK’s housing demand

There is equally high demand for new housing between homes for private ownership, within the PRS and social housing with not enough homes available to fulfil the growth in demand.

10 Sep 2021
Apprenticeship online service and levy fund update boosts support

The UK Government has launched a ‘My Apprenticeship’ online service to help both apprentices and employers in England keep track of their progress and get support. Employers will also soon have the chance to apply for funding from unspent levy funds.

10 Sep 2021
Propertymark supports Gas Safety Week 2021

Running from 13 - 19 September, Propertymark is once again pledging its support to raise awareness about the importance of gas safety to its members and the public.

08 Sep 2021
Changes to notice periods in England from 1 October

The UK Government has confirmed to Propertymark that notice periods will return to their pre-COVID lengths.

08 Sep 2021
Report finds delivery of Green Home Grant Voucher scheme flawed

The National Audit Office (NAO) has highlighted unrealistic timeline expectations as a contributing factor to the scheme’s less than satisfactory delivery.

08 Sep 2021
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.

03 Sep 2021
What next for Right to Rent video checks?

The Home Office is researching options for a more secure system of remote checks on UK nationals using digital verification, when current Covid measures end in April 2022.

03 Sep 2021
Tenant Fees Act barrier to renting with pets

A new Report and Open Letter have been sent to the Secretary of State for Housing to highlight the negative impact the Tenant Fees Act has had on renting with pets.

02 Sep 2021
Propertymark raises concerns about the PRS with Scottish Government

In a letter to Patrick Harvie MSP, following his appointment as Minister for Zero Carbon Buildings, Active Travel, and Tenants' Rights, Propertymark highlighted it is vital that the introduction of any legislation around the private rented sector (PRS) is based on evidence.

02 Sep 2021
How to resolve deposit disputes fast (or avoid them altogether)

As many agents will be aware, disputes over tenancy deposits at the end of tenancy can cause frustrating delays and unexpected costs. Fortunately, there are ways to resolve common disputes quickly and avoid them altogether.

01 Sep 2021
FAQs: First Homes Scheme

The First Homes Scheme enables a first-time buyer purchasing their only home to take advantage of at least a thirty percent discount on the property’s market value.

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