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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.

15 Dec 2021
Phil Spencer teams up with Propertymark for 'how to move home the right way' podcasts

The popular presenter of Channel 4’s Location, Location, Location is producing his latest series of Move iQ podcasts on the most common issues that buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants face.

14 Dec 2021
Propertymark’s recommendations for the future of renting

The UK Government plans to reform the private rented sector (PRS) in England and to help shape and influence the Renters’ Reforms, Propertymark has produced a paper outlining its position.

13 Dec 2021
The Future of Renting

The Future of Renting features our recommendations to the UK Government and its plans to reform the private rented sector in England. We want to help shape and influence the UK Government’s Renters’ Reforms White Paper which is due to be released in 2022.

01 Dec 2021
Letting agents essential to fight against modern slavery

Propertymark is working to boost awareness of the ways in which letting agents can fight against organised crime, specifically in the area of modern slavery and human trafficking (MSHT).

22 Nov 2021
Economic and International Affairs Scrutiny Panel Review of regulation of estate agents in Jersey

Jersey’s Economic and International Affairs Scrutiny Panel's are conducting an in-depth review examining the scope for regulation of estate agents in Jersey and they have reached out to Propertymark asking for our specific contributions.

23 Sep 2021
Block Management Sector Code

The RoPA Steering Group recently consulted on its draft Block Management Sector Code as part of its commitment to elevate standards within the sector.

31 Aug 2021
Proposed Block Management Code to help boost professionalism

A new consultation seeks to improve relationships between block managing agents and their clients through rooting out rogue agents and promoting transparency for all parties.

30 Jul 2021
Competition Market Authority draft Guidance on the operation of the UK Internal Market Functions

Views on draft guidance for the UK internal market function and the role of the Office for the Internal Market (OIM), which was created to carry out independent advice were sought by the Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA).

16 Jun 2021
Propertymark champions the agent's role during Renters' Rights Awareness Week

Generation Rent’s Renters' Rights Awareness Week runs from 14 to 20 June, and we are keen to highlight the important role agents play when ensuring renters understand their rights when they need them most.

08 Mar 2021
Complaints procedure

Add your logo and complany details to our Propertymark branded complaint handling procedure. The form outlines the full procedure to consumers who wish to make a complaint and will help you comply with our membership rules.

10 Feb 2021
'Largest-ever' investment announced to remove unsafe cladding

Housing Minister Robert Jenrick has today, 10 February, announced the UK Government’s further plans to remove unsafe cladding by investing an additional £3.5 billion. Jenrick promises that the funding will ensure leaseholders in England in high-rise buildings above 18 metres will bear no costs in order to make them safe.

09 Feb 2021
New independent body responsible for new home quality

The New Homes Quality Board (NHQB), that will champion quality new homes and better consumer outcomes for buyers, has been launched, today, 9 February. The board will appoint a new homes ombudsman and deliver a ‘step change’ for the buyers of new homes.

09 Dec 2020
Fair Rents (Scotland) Bill

We responded to the Local Government and Communities Committee consultation on the Fair Rents Bill stressing disapproval of the policy's propositions. The Bill aims to cap rent rises on private residential properties in Scotland.

24 Sep 2020
Assured Advice 39: Video Viewings

How do the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations apply to property viewings conducted via video? Such viewings may be live or pre-recorded, and may be conducted by an agent or by a vendor/landlord.

04 Sep 2020
Enforcement action launched by CMA on leasehold homes

As part of its ongoing investigations the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has today, 4 September, opened enforcement cases having uncovered troubling evidence of potential mis-selling and unfair contract terms.

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