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.
Propertymark is delighted to announce that Timothy Douglas has been appointed Head of Policy and Campaigns. Timothy joined Propertymark's policy team in 2015, and has a strong track record of delivering key campaigns and working with our members to ensure their voice is heard and they are well represented.
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.
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.
Changes, announced 14 January 2022, are set to target homeowners who leave properties empty rather than letting out to holidaymakers.
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.
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.
The Home Office has invited private sector, digital identity checking service providers to apply for approval to deliver Right to Rent ID checks on those who cannot currently use Home Office online services, including British and Irish citizens.
Propertymark has long called for the implementation of a well-costed, long-term financial plan to support homeowners and landlords to improve the energy efficiency of their properties.
Propertymark’s The Future of Renting position paper has been referenced in research briefing on ending no fault Section 21 evictions.
Northumbria Law School and the Open University are conducting research into whether private rented sector (PRS) landlords rent to tenants with pets and the issues and/or benefits of doing so.
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.
The average number of new prospective tenants was the highest on record for the month of November with 82 per Propertymark member branch. It's a significant rise from October's figure of 71.
From 6 April 2022, Biometric Residence Card (BRC), Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) and Frontier Worker Permit (FWP) holders will only be able to evidence their Right to Rent using the Home Office online service.
Propertymark has been working with the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) to help find suitable accommodation for Afghan refugees. Letting agents could play an essential role in supporting humanitarian efforts being made by the UK Government.
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.