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22 Jul 2021
COVID-19 moving home guidance updated by UK Government

Following the move to Step 4 in the COVID-19 roadmap in England, the UK Government has updated its guidance for those working within the home buying and selling process and those moving home.

22 Jul 2021
UK Government updates COVID-19 and renting guidance

As the UK transitions into the fourth step of the COVID-19 roadmap, the UK Government has updated its guidance for landlords, tenants, and local authorities.

12 Jul 2021
COVID 19 – Planning for the next phase

As we move towards the planned date for progression to Step 4 of the Roadmap in England and towards school Summer holidays, both businesses and individuals should reassess existing contingency plans to factor in the implications for their own areas of responsibility.

30 Jun 2021
Welsh Government announce new Tenancy Hardship Grant

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.

16 Jun 2021
Are there further temporary changes to the PRS in Scotland ahead?

The Scottish Government is proposing a new Bill to extend the emergency Coronavirus laws introduced in 2020 by at least another six months. With current measures due to expire on 30 September 2021, what could this mean for the PRS in Scotland?

15 Jun 2021
Financial support package needed now to address COVID-related arrears

Propertymark, alongside other organisations, has written to Eddie Hughes MP (Minister for Rough Sleeping and Housing) to emphasise the sector's ongoing concerns over COVID-related rent arrears and urged the UK Government to introduce emergency financial support.

24 May 2021
UK Government responds to Housing Committee Report

The UK Government has responded to the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee’s report on the UK Government’s actions to support the homeless and private rented sector during the COVID-19 pandemic.

13 Apr 2021
Safety remains a priority as restrictions ease

Yesterday, 12 April 2021, the UK Government amended advice on house moves following the easing of restrictions in England. Following measures to re-open retail in England, there is now more flexibility for branch managers to allow unscheduled visitors, however, adherence to safety guidance remains paramount.

01 Apr 2021
COVID-19 restrictions relaxed and financial support announced

From today, 1 April, restrictions across Northern Ireland have eased further as part of the Executive's roadmap out of lockdown and the Coronavirus Financial Assistance (Business Support) Scheme 2021 was launched on 31 March by the Department of Finance.

01 Apr 2021
Agents' offices in Wales allowed to open from 12 April

The Welsh Government has announced today, 1 April, lockdown restrictions will be eased further from Monday 12 April with all remaining non-essential retail and close contact services to reopen, and travel into and out of Wales from the rest of the UK and Common Travel Area will be permitted.

31 Mar 2021
PRS at the crossroads based on Housing Committee report

The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee in the UK Parliament has released its second report scrutinising the UK Government’s actions to help rough sleepers, homelessness, private renters, and landlords during the COVID-19 pandemic.

29 Mar 2021
Guidance for members unchanged as England moves to next stage of roadmap

From Monday 29 March the UK Government will start to ease lockdown restrictions on social contact, business and activities, and travel in England. Whilst there will be no changes to safety guidance for the property sector, Propertymark is reviewing the guidance that has supported members to work safely and given the UK Government the confidence to allow agents to keep working throughout lockdown.

11 Mar 2021
Welsh and UK Governments extend measures to protect businesses from eviction

Businesses that have been affected by the Coronavirus pandemic will now be protected from eviction until the end of June 2021 in England and Wales.

09 Mar 2021
Rapid COVID-19 tests available to all businesses regardless of size

All employers in England can now sign up for the UK Government’s free workplace testing programme. This includes businesses employing fewer than 50 people, previously required to attend community testing sites.

03 Mar 2021
Campaign leads to extended Stamp Duty holiday

The Chancellor has listened to Propertymark’s calls to avoid a cliff-edge deadline to the Stamp Duty Land Tax holiday in the UK Government’s budget, today, 3 March 2021. The nil rate band up to £500,000 will end on 30 June, instead of March. A transitional nil rate band up to £250,000 will be in place until September and then return to £125,000 from October.

23 Feb 2021
Increased asymptomatic testing for anyone unable to work from home

The Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) is expanding asymptomatic COVID-19 testing which will be available for workforces via two different routes: either the workplace or community testing.

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