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).
Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) has released £57.8 million to councils in order to develop quality housing.
The UK Government will be using information provided by findings of the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) consultation to bring forward secondary legislation to implement the Ivory Act 2018.
During lockdown, an increasing number of people were required to use video as part of their hiring processes as an alternative to face-to-face interviews.
Major concerns for the property sector have been reiterated in letters issued by Propertymark to outline actionable points for levelling up our country and communities.
Propertymark has long supported proposals for a system that highlights ownership and control of overseas companies and other legal entities as well as ones within the UK.
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.
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.
The UK Government has launched a consultation on its strategy to reshape the UK’s data protection regime, which intends to reform current regulation to aid growth, innovation and competition, re-affirming the UK as a 'hub' for data-driven business.
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.
Agents can breathe a sigh of relief as Making Tax Digital (MTD) for Income Tax is pushed back, allowing businesses more time to prepare.
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.
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.
The Buy-to-Let (BTL) mortgage product has bolstered the sector ever since it’s introduction in 1996, spearheaded by the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA).
PRS REPORT: Number of new prospective tenants was highest figure on record at an average of 107 per branch, while the number of properties managed per branch fell to 196 during August.
The scheme provides a temporary period of respite from creditor (e.g. landlord/letting agent) action to help people in problem debt (e.g. tenant) consider their options and engage with professional debt advice. The Scheme came into force on 4 May 2021, but qualifying debts can include any that the debtor had before the legislation started.