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With just 3 weeks to go, only 60% of agents have joined a CMP Scheme

All private sector agents are required to join a government-approved Client Money Protection Scheme by 1st April – or face up to a £30,000 fine. Measures will protect an estimated £2.7 billion of client money held by agents Under the new regulations taking effect from 1st April, all property agents in… Read More

Planning Appeal Inquiry Times Could be Slashed by 5 Months

An independent review says the average time to decide a planning appeal inquiry could be slashed by 5 months from 47 to 26 weeks. Read More

New Tax on Foreign Buyers to Help Tackle Rough Sleeping

The Government has announced that a new stamp duty land tax surcharge for non-UK resident homebuyers is to be introduced, with the proceeds to be used on measures to tackle rough sleeping. Read More

Growing Gap Between the Richest and Poorest

The poorest 20% of households now spend over 43% of their total spending on food, housing and utilities. Read More

Tough new rules for electrical inspections in private rented accommodation announced

Renters to receive better protection thanks to new measures designed to ensure mandatory electrical inspections are carried out by competent and qualified inspectors. Read More

Get your next move off to a flying start with the best agent for the job

Want to know what to look for when choosing the right estate agent to get your next move off to a flying start? Read More

£2.48 Billion raised so far in Government Sale of Land and Property

Sales of surplus Government land and property between April 2017 and March 2018 have generated £0.75 billion from 401 sites. Read More

New Housing Complaints Resolution Service Announced

Communities Secretary has announced plans for new housing complaints service for the entire housing market – ensuring both homeowners and tenants know where to go when things go wrong. Read More

St Helens estate agent jailed for 4-and-a-half years

Estate Agent, Richard Charles Hall (45), from Ecclestone, St Helens, was found guilty of seven offences. Read More

UK House Prices Fall in November – BUT NOT FOR EVERYONE!

November ONS data shows on average, house prices have fallen by 0.1% since October 2018, with the overall annual price rise now standing at 2.8%, making the average property value in the UK £230,630. Read More

Private Sector New Home Construction Falls

Construction output decreased by 0.2% in October 2018 compared with strong growth of 1.7% in September 2018, with new home orders taking the biggest hit. Read More

£1 million funding for communities to create their own pocket parks

Up to £15,000 is available to build new ‘pocket parks’ and up to £25,000 available for renovating existing parks. Read More

One-person households in England projected to increase by 26% between 2016 and 2041

The number of one-person households in England is projected to increase by 26% between 2016 and 2041. Read More

More than 400,000 First Time Buyers helped onto The Housing Ladder with Help to Buy

Figures released today show over 400,000 people have been able to buy their first home thanks to the Government’s Help to Buy schemes. Read More

Social Housing Stock – Sales Figures 2017-2018

Total social housing sales include sales of existing Local Authority (LA) and Private Registered Provider (PRP) stock that will result in it leaving the social sector. Read More

Predatory mortgage support boss disqualified by the courts

The boss of three Birmingham based mortgage support companies has been banned by the courts for taking advantage of vulnerable customers seeking assistance with their mortgage arrears. Read More

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