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29 Nov 2023
Issue 53: Winter 2023

Is your agency looking a bit tired or ragged round the edges? Time for a bit of TLC? This issue contains advice from the professionals in sprucing up your agency, whether it's a top-to-toe reinvention or a simple mini-update. Our polcy special looks at what an announced White Paper for Wales could mean for the PRS, phase two of the Private Tenancies Act (Northern Ireland) 2022 and a report on the political party conferences.

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12 Sep 2023
Landlords and agents can access greater levels of funding to improve the accessibility of private rented sector property

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities (DLUHC), has announced a £50 million fund to help older and disabled people in England, make adaptations to enable them to continue to live independently in their own homes.

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05 Sep 2023
Issue 52: Autumn 2023

With a shortage of qualified staff in the property profession, employers are finding it difficult to fill roles in their agencies. This issue will help you recruit and retain the best talent, while the policy special will update you on the Renters (Reform) Bill and the Scotland Housing Bill.

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14 Jul 2023
Reducing economic crime in the property sector

Purchasing property in the UK is a common method that can be used by serious organised criminals to launder the proceeds of criminal activity. This position paper includes recommendations that the UK Government should include in future legislation as well as other plans and reforms to reduce economic crime.

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14 Jul 2023
Proposals to reduce economic crime

Propertymark has published a position paper with key recommendations the UK Government should include in future legislation as well as other plans and reforms to reduce economic crime in the property sector.

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19 Jun 2023
Low confidence in Executive could undermine fiscal devolution

The Independent Fiscal Commission has published their report following a consultation on devolution of fiscal powers in Northern Ireland and made 23 recommendations with the goal of providing a comprehensive framework for delivering fiscal powers to the Northern Ireland Assembly.

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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.

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05 Oct 2022
Propertymark provides evidence on impact of Scottish letting legislation

Timothy Douglas, Propertymark's Head of Policy and Campaigns, has  given evidence to the Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee of the Scottish Parliament warning of the impact of proposed legislation to limit rent increases and evictions on the supply of private rented property in Scotland.

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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.

20 Jan 2022
Propertymark appoints Head of Policy and Campaigns

Propertymark is delighted to announce that Timothy Douglas has been appointed Head of Policy and Campaigns. Timothy joined Propertymark's policy team in 2015, and has a strong track record of delivering key campaigns and working with our members to ensure their voice is heard and they are well represented.

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14 Jan 2022
UK Government plans to reform Leasehold and commonhold systems

The UK Government has launched a consultation seeking views on Law Commission proposals to allow more residential leaseholders in England and Wales to buy the freehold of their property or take over the management of their buildings.

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03 Sep 2021
What next for Right to Rent video checks?

The Home Office is researching options for a more secure system of remote checks on UK nationals using digital verification, when current Covid measures end in April 2022.

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16 Jul 2021
Welsh Government opens Tenancy Hardship Grant applications

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.

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14 May 2021
Commonhold Council launched

An advisory panel of leasehold and industry groups has been launched to inform the UK Government on the future of commonhold homeownership, with the aim of giving people greater control over the costs of homeownership.

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11 May 2021
The Queen's Speech 2021: four key issues for property agents

The UK Government announced their plans for the next parliamentary session in the Queen’s Speech today. The plans include several significant changes to planning rules, a new Building Safety Regulator, ground rents and the next steps for Renters Reform.

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04 May 2021
Housing a priority for Scottish political parties

Ahead of the elections on 6 May, the main political parties in Scotland have published their policies for the housing sector. We have outlined the key areas, and our own manifesto details the areas Ministers should focus on.

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