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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.

12 May 2022
Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill

The UK Government has published the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill which aims to devolve power and give local leaders and communities the tools they need to make better places.

31 Mar 2022
Impact of slow house building in Scotland

Statistics show new-build completions in the year to June 2021 are up 10 per cent on the previous 12 months, but still well below pre-pandemic levels.

04 Mar 2022
Northern Ireland Housing Supply Strategy

Propertymark urges the Northern Ireland Executive to review its assessment of housing need and demand to establish an accurate yet deliverable target, broken down by tenure.

23 Feb 2022
Welsh landlords selling up more than double UK average

PRS REPORT: Data collected from Propertymark’s members in January has shown that while the highest overall figure of new applicant registrations in Wales is averaging at 313 per member branch, a worrying number of landlords seem to be exiting the sector.

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.

21 Feb 2022
Planning legislation and policy for second homes and short-term holiday lets

As part of its 'three-pronged approach' the Welsh Government has consulted on a proposal to make amendments to planning policy and development management in Wales.

16 Feb 2022
Propertymark calls for industry insight through new roundtables

Agents, landlords and anybody working in or alongside the Scottish private rented sector (PRS) are being called upon by Propertymark to take part in virtual roundtables to discuss the raft of proposed changes within the Draft Rented Sector Strategy.

02 Feb 2022
Housing forms part of UK Government's Levelling Up Plan

Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Michael Gove MP unveiled the UK Government’s Levelling Up White Paper which sets out a complete ‘system change’ of how government works to level up the UK.

21 Jan 2022
UK Government reveals online high-rise remediation tracking service

People living in high-rise buildings are able to access updates on the status of the building's application to the government's Building Safety Fund through the Leaseholder and Resident Service.

21 Dec 2021
Land Transaction Tax higher rates on second homes consultation

The Welsh Government has launched a consultation as part of its ‘three-pronged approach’ to address perceived affordability issues and the impact of second homes and holiday lets in some parts of Wales.

10 Dec 2021
Scottish Budget announcement includes 110k affordable homes plan

The Budget 2022-2023, announced 9 December 2021, focuses on business recovery, as well as investing in energy efficiency measures, public services and delivering house building projects.

27 Sep 2021
Propertymark urges Committee to tackle four key housing issues

The Welsh Parliament’s Local Government and Housing Committee recently invited views on what the priorities of the committee should be during the Sixth Senedd with emphasis on priority areas to be addressed.

23 Sep 2021
Change of use rights blocked by multiple London councils

Many councils in the capital have issued Article 4 Directions (A4Ds) to prevent commercial buildings being re-developed into residential units.

30 Jul 2021
UK Government announces National Disability Strategy

The strategy aims to improve the everyday lives of disabled people by ensuring that barriers across society are tackled – including housing.

29 Jul 2021
Propertymark joins action groups formed to challenge UK Housing Crisis

The Future of Homes report published by Nationwide Building Society has shone a light on four distinct areas to help promote affordability, accessibility, and sustainability of UK homes.

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