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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.

12 Oct 2021
Ivory ban: UK Government responds to consultation

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.

12 Oct 2021
Video resumes split public opinion

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.

08 Oct 2021
Propertymark highlights major concerns to UK Goverment

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.

06 Oct 2021
Document leaks highlight need for beneficial ownership register

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.

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.

05 Oct 2021
Data: A new direction

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. 

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.

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.

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
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.

24 Sep 2021
Celebrating 25 years of Buy-to-Let mortgages

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).

23 Sep 2021
Demand from tenants continues to rise as rental stocks fall

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.

23 Sep 2021
FAQs: Debt Respite Scheme, Breathing Space

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.

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