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26 Apr 2024
Next steps for Smart Data-driven home buying and selling

The UK Government has set out the actions it will take over the next two years to facilitate the data economy and drive growth and innovation in a range of sectors including the property market. By Summer 2024, the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) is expected to launch some pilot projects which will inform future digitalisation of the home buying and selling process.

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23 Apr 2024
Logbook pilot launched to address Working Group concerns

The Home Buying and Selling Group (HBSG) has arranged the test and learn scheme involving a group of lawyers and conveyancers to iron out specific barriers to the adoption and use of logbooks for property transactions. For logbooks to be effective, widespread adoption across the industry is essential, and the HBSG is also planning engagement with surveyors and estate agents.

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08 Apr 2024
Propertymark backs the next proptech revolutionaries

We’ve formed a landmark co-investment partnership with TDS to boost funding for REACH UK, a technology scale-up program which helps innovative new technology companies grow in the property sector through education, mentorship, and market exposure.

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01 Mar 2024
Public trust is vital for adoption of digital identity services

The Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) has published findings following a public dialogue, with simplicity, keeping control of personal data and robust complaints procedures emerging as key issues for digital identity services.

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23 Feb 2024
Damp and mould remain a major issue for the housing sector

The UK Government is currently consulting on the implementation of Awaab’s Law, which was passed in response to the tragic death of two-year-old Awaab Ishak in December 2020 from exposure to serious mould in his parents’ social rented home.

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17 Jan 2024
Future direction of digital property sector mapped

Propertymark is a founding member of the Digital Property Market Steering Group (DPMSG) which represents areas of the sector with the greatest potential for accelerated digital adoption. Today, 17 January 2024, sees the group publish its roadmap to drive crucial change in the land and property market, with information sharing, digital ID checks and AI research among the first key priorities.

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23 Nov 2023
First time buyer support extended in Autumn Budget

Further details have emerged from the fine print of the Autumn Budget Statement, which Chancellor Jeremy Hunt, MP, announced on 22 November 2023, with positive news for the mortgage guarantee scheme, proptech and new housing developments.

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27 Sep 2023
How to use proptech for inventory reporting like a pro

Proptech offers many valuable benefits to property managers who are prepared to evolve their own habits too. Tech tools aren’t designed to replace the human element, but they can help agents be more efficient, compliant and effective in what they do. It’s important to remember its success is down to a team effort – even the very best proptech still relies on the expertise of inventory clerks, letting agents and landlords to make it work optimally.

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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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04 Aug 2023
Propertymark is driving the evolution of UK digital property landscape

We are the sole representative body for estate agents in the Land Registry’s new steering group deciding on the next steps for speeding up property transactions and reducing fall-throughs. The Digital Property Market Steering Group (DPMSG), of which Propertymark is a founding member, wants everyone involved in buying, leasing, and selling land or property to experience a secure, modern market that is transparent, customer and business-friendly at all stages.

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02 Aug 2023
Digital innovation targeted at speeding up home buying and renting

A paper from the Geospatial Commission sets out technological support for commitments from HM Land Registry and the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) to make critical information digitally available to homebuyers and set up a reliable Private Rented Property Portal to raise standards and drive criminal landlords out of the sector.

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03 Jul 2023
Revolutionary technology to coordinate property visits

Following a year of research and development, working collaboratively with Leaders Romans Group (LRG), Inventory Hive has created a new diary-management/maps feature that will be a game changer for coordinating property inspections and visits.

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22 Jun 2023
Redefining reality: AI's emerging role in UK property

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is beginning to transform various industries and the property sales sector is no exception. It’s anticipated that within the next ten years, AI will drive many business processes, and early adopters will gain a competitive edge with previously unattainable efficiencies.

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16 Jun 2023
Proptech can simplify block maintenance reporting for residents and site inspectors

Managing numerous residents, in some cases thousands, all in one building is a highly responsible job and agents need a thorough and robust system to make sure nothing slips through the net.

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31 Jan 2023
Marketing webinar recordings

Boost your marketing skills with timeless tips that will help you identify key business opportunities, stand out in a crowded marketplace, maximise brand awareness and ultimately generate business.

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06 Jan 2023
Millions to get better access to faster broadband

The Telecommunications Infrastructure (Leasehold Property) Act, now in force in England and Wales, makes it easier for broadband providers to gain access to install equipment in blocks of flats and apartments (also known as multi-dwelling units) when a faster connection is requested by a tenant.

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