The UK Government has said that they see no reason why an EWS1 form, or equivalent, should be requested on buildings below 18 metres following recommendations from a small group of experts on fire safety set up to look at the issue.
The announcement by the Minister of Climate Change Julie James MS, who also has a responsibility over housing, also marks the closure of the Tenancy Saver Loan scheme.
Julie James MS, Minister for Climate Change, outlined the Welsh Government will fund fire safety surveys for multi-occupied buildings over 11 metres and called on the UK Government to confirm when further funding will come to Wales.
We deliver quarterly webinars highlighting key topics and targeted resources on issues relevant to sectors of commercial property practice.
The General Data Protection Regulations (EU GDPR) were rolled out across the EU on 25 May 2018. The Regulations brought consistency in data handling to EU member states and granted individuals additional rights on when and how their personal data is used.
The New Homes Quality Board has consulted on its draft Code of Practice, which outlines the guiding principles and practical steps that new homes builders across the UK must follow if they opt to be registered with the NHQB.
Until April 2020 UK taxpayers were only required to declare Capital Gains Tax (CGT) on an annual self-assessment tax return. Since then, taxpayers disposing of a UK residential property are required to calculate, report and pay any applicable CGT within 30 days of completion of the sale.
The new ‘three-pronged approach’ focuses on affordability and availability of housing, which includes plans for a pilot area, where new measures will be trialled and evaluated before a wider rollout.
The outsourced provider of client accounting services has won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in 2021, in the innovation category for its Client Money HealthChecks and commended for being ‘outstanding’.
Art market participants (AMPs) are currently assessed as high risk for money laundering, and to assist with identifying the risks, the UK Government has issued risk assessment information covering key areas for carrying out supervised business activities.
The Grant launch, which coincides with the end of the ban on evictions in Wales today, 30 June, will be available to anyone who has built up more than eight weeks’ arrears since March 2020.
Liana Loporto-Browne and Maxine Fothergill have been officially announced to assume their roles as Presidents for NAEA Propertymark and ARLA Propertymark.
After a robust recruitment process, Paul Hemsley and Karen McArthur will join the Propertymark Board to help drive forward our vision and strategy.
PRS REPORT: Propertymark members reported the number of new prospective tenants to be at an all time high. Jumping to 97 from April's figure of 82, the average number of tenants per branch was the highest figure on record for the month of May.
Online support to help resolve housing disrepair issues in the private rented sector (PRS) has been launched in England and Wales guiding tenants to establish what the issues are and offer tailored information and signposting.
HOUSING REPORT: One in three properties sold for more than the asking price, which is the highest ever recorded figure in May and a slight increase on the 32 per cent reported in April.