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19 Jan 2022
Building Safety Bill reaches halfway point

The Bill's committee stage took place over 16 meetings starting on 9 September concluding on 26 October 2021. The remaining stages are due to take place in the Commons on Wednesday, 19 January, after which the Bill will move to the House of Lords.

10 Jan 2022
UK Government forces developers to fix cladding crisis plus protects leaseholders

The Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC), Michael Gove MP, has today, 10 January, announced an overhaul to the Government’s approach to building safety.

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).

23 Nov 2021
Smoke and carbon monoxide alarm rules extended

The UK Government has today, 23 November 2021, responded to its consultation on proposals to extend the rules for domestic smoke and carbon monoxide alarms within all rented accommodation in England.

23 Nov 2021
Private Tenancies Bill may result in “unintended consequences”

Propertymark Policy Manager, Daryl McIntosh, gave oral evidence on 18 November 2021 to the Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Communities to address proposals in the Private Tenancies Bill.

05 Nov 2021
FAQs: Fire Safety Act 2021 (England and Wales)

The Fire Safety Order was introduced in October 2006 and covers the ongoing fire safety management of a building while occupied.

03 Nov 2021
Issue 45: October / December 2021

In keeping with the zeitgeist, commentator Christopher Watkin gives three routes to generate those much needed listings, Nicola Broomham provides practical advice on recruitment and we outline the implications of the Fire Safety Act for members in England and Wales.

20 Oct 2021
Building Standards (Fire Safety) Consultation on External Wall Systems

Propertymark responded to the Scottish Government’s consultation on Building Standards (Fire Safety) on External Wall Systems.

08 Oct 2021
Propertymark highlights major concerns to UK Goverment

Major concerns for the property sector have been reiterated in letters issued by Propertymark to outline actionable points for levelling up our country and communities.

29 Sep 2021
Welsh Fire Safety Act to come into force

The Act, due to come into force from 1 October 2021, clarifies parts of a premises that are covered by the Fire Safety Order (FSO).

23 Sep 2021
£1 million ACM removal fund opens for applications

Private Residential Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) Cladding Remediation Fund provided by the Department of Finance, on behalf of the executive, now available for Residential buildings over 18 metres of height.

10 Sep 2021
Propertymark supports Gas Safety Week 2021

Running from 13 - 19 September, Propertymark is once again pledging its support to raise awareness about the importance of gas safety to its members and the public.

01 Sep 2021
FAQs: Building Safety, Government plan of action

The Grenfell Tower tragedy exposed failings in the building and management of high-rise homes. Home Office analysis of fire and rescue service statistics show that buildings between 18 and 30 metres are four times more likely to suffer a fire with fatalities or serious casualties. 

01 Sep 2021
FAQs: National Disability Strategy (UK)

On 28 July 2021, the UK Government published its National Disability Strategy, which sets out the their vision to improve the everyday lives of disabled people. Nearly half of disabled respondents to the UK Disability Survey reported having at least ‘some difficulty’ getting in and out of where they live.

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.

19 Aug 2021
Campaign urges Scottish homes to install interlinked alarms

From February 2022 legislation will require homeowners to have interlinked fire alarms installed in their homes in a move to bolster fire safety efforts.

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