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06 Mar 2024
Spring Budget a missed opportunity to boost housing supply

The Chancellor of the Exchequer delivered his Spring Budget on 6 March 2024, likely to be the last before a General Election. Whilst a cut in Capital Gains Tax on property transactions will be welcomed, the sector will be disappointed that key measures, such as stamp duty breaks for last time buyers, increasing mortgage availability and a suspension of the 3% stamp duty land tax premium on buy-to-let purchases have been overlooked.

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21 Dec 2023
Property auction prospects for 2024

Richard Worrall, NAVA Propertymark President, who has been involved with property sales for almost 38 years looks back at 2023 and shares what valuers and auctioneers should look out for over the coming 12 months.

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27 Jun 2023
Mortgage Charter excludes buy-to-let customers

In updated guidance issued on 26 June 2023, HM Treasury has confirmed that the commitments from lenders to support mortgage holders will not extend to buy-to-let borrowers.

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26 Jun 2023
New Mortgage Charter agreed to support homeowners

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt MP has announced a set of measures designed to provide support to residential mortgage customers as interest rates continue to climb. The plans do not include any specific measures for buy-to-let investors.

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10 Feb 2023
Propertymark’s voice heard in Renters’ Reform

The Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee has reviewed the White Paper outlining the UK Government risks undermining its own proposed tenancy reforms with MPs in the Committee debate agreeing on areas and concerns Propertymark has highlighted. 

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14 Oct 2022
Propertymark highlights Net Zero concerns

In our written submission to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) call for evidence we highlight concerns in the net zero review. The review outlines the UK Government’s ambitious plans to be Net Zero by 2050.

13 Oct 2022
Legal counsel on rights of landlords

Propertymark has been working with stakeholders including Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL), National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) and Scottish Land and Estates (SLE) to obtain legal opinion on the Scottish Government’s rent freeze and eviction ban legislation.

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05 Aug 2022
Homes for Ukraine: Supply remains the biggest factor

Propertymark are feeding into the UK Government at a range of levels on different issues. In a current industry roundtable on refugee access to the Private Rented Sector (PRS) we are discussing key issues for those in the Homes for Ukraine sponsorship scheme.

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29 Jun 2022
Building Safety Act comes into force

Enacted in England and Wales on 28 June 2022, the Building Safety Act 2022 gives many leaseholders, for the first time, legal protection from unfair bills to make their homes safe.

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06 Jun 2022
A shrinking private rented sector

Research reveals the full extent of landlords’ exit from the PRS (private rented sector) indicating the rate at which the sector is shrinking.

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11 Mar 2022
Report recommends all leaseholders don’t foot the bill

The Levelling Up Committee’s Report highlights too many leaseholders will fall through the cracks of the UK Government’s ‘piecemeal measures’ to protect leaseholders from the costs of building safety remediation.

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23 Feb 2022
Leaseholders of multiple properties must pay remediation work

During the Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee session on building safety remediation and funding, Michael Gove — Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities — confirmed leaseholders who own “a string of properties” would not be protected.

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15 Feb 2022
Leaseholders further protected from cladding removal costs

New powers announced by the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities will allow cladding companies to be sued and subject to fines for defective products, as protections for leaseholders are extended.

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31 Jan 2022
Propertymark presses for clarity on cladding funding

In a letter to Michael Gove, the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, Propertymark is seeking urgent clarification that financial support to fix dangerous cladding will be made equally available to all affected leaseholders, including buy-to-let landlords.

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26 Nov 2021
Property market supply and demand disparity is “unsustainable”

HOUSING MARKET REPORT: The number of available properties per branch has decreased to 21, the lowest figure on record and 46 per cent lower than October 2020.

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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).

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