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18 Oct 2021
Smart meter awareness week debut supported by Propertymark

Spearheaded by Smart Energy GB, the UK Government-backed campaign body, the campaign is set to run from 18 to 22 October 2021, with the aim of increasing awareness and the number of smart meter installations across the private rented sector (PRS).

15 Oct 2021
Land release fund embraced by councils

Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) has released £57.8 million to councils in order to develop quality housing.

11 Oct 2021
Scottish Government’s Home energy efficiency: equity loan pilot consultation

The Scottish Government has set out a series of actions and long term commitments in its Heat in Buildings Strategy to accelerate the decarbonisation of homes and buildings across Scotland in order to meet its net zero target by 2045.

08 Oct 2021
Heat in Buildings Strategy leaves questions unanswered

The new strategy announced by the Scottish Government requires over a million homes and the equivalent of 50,000 non-domestic buildings to convert to zero emissions by 2030.

06 Oct 2021
Shadow Minister calls for establishment of Welsh housing tribunal

Janet Finch-Saunders MS, the Welsh Conservative spokesperson for housing, has urged the Welsh Government to review the possibility of developing a housing tribunal.

06 Oct 2021
Reforming the property taxation system

Propertymark called for a review of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) to boost Britain’s economy in our response to the 2021 Autumn Budget and Spending Review.

05 Oct 2021
Apprenticeship funding incentive to be extended

The Chancellor of the Exchequer announced that employers wanting to hire apprentices are to continue benefitting from £500 million jobs support package until January 2022.

04 Oct 2021
Landlord pays tenants £2,400 after wrongful termination

The First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Housing and Property Chamber ruled in favour of the tenants after landlord falsely claimed he wanted to live in the property.

04 Oct 2021
Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021 Propertymark representations to HM Treasury

The 2021 Autumn Budget will be delivered on October 27 alongside a three-year spending review and HM Treasury’s call for representations to be considered as part of its decisions closed 30 September 2021.

29 Sep 2021
Welsh Fire Safety Act to come into force

The Act, due to come into force from 1 October 2021, clarifies parts of a premises that are covered by the Fire Safety Order (FSO).

28 Sep 2021
Extra time provided for digital tax changes

Agents can breathe a sigh of relief as Making Tax Digital (MTD) for Income Tax is pushed back, allowing businesses more time to prepare.

28 Sep 2021
Welsh bid to delay evictions may cause more problems

Landlords will be left out of pocket due to being blindsided by extended eviction rules supported by the Welsh Government, Propertymark warns.

27 Sep 2021
Digital identity trust scheme pilot for home buying and selling

Propertymark is working with Etive and other industry stakeholders on a project to develop a digital identity trust scheme for the home buying and selling sector.

27 Sep 2021
Local authorities are the key to unlocking support with rent arrears in Scotland

Local authorities have now been given £10m by the Scottish Government to help tenants in rent arrears as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

27 Sep 2021
New forms to be introduced as notice periods revert to pre-COVID lengths

New regulations come into force on 1 October 2021 for England that will return notice periods for Section 21 and Section 8 notices to their pre-pandemic levels.

27 Sep 2021
Propertymark urges Committee to tackle four key housing issues

The Welsh Parliament’s Local Government and Housing Committee recently invited views on what the priorities of the committee should be during the Sixth Senedd with emphasis on priority areas to be addressed.

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