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Spring Budget 2020 - stamp duty, cladding, AML and more


New Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has delivered a range of measures affecting the property industry in his first budget.

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Inaccessible first-floor Wisbech property sells for £1


A town centre property with river frontage and far-reaching views has been snapped for a cool £1 at auction.

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New housing minister: what the industry thinks


Estate agents are getting increasingly annoyed by the ever quickening revolving door at the Ministry of Housing as Esther McVey yesterday made way ...

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Electrical Safety Regulations to come into force


Subject to approval by both Houses of Parliament landlords and agents will need to ensure electrical installation inspections and testing are carri...

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Prime Minister pledges new action to eliminate homelessne...


More than £260 million has been committed by the Prime Minister for local authorities to support people who are homeless or at risk of losing thei...

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'I've called Whirlpool 40 times and got nowhere'


Alex Acteson has phoned Whirlpool 40 times on behalf of her mother, Chris, who had a stroke two years ago.

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We’ve put together a quick guide to the housing policies announced by the Conservatives, Labour, Green Party, and Liberal Democrats, which includ...

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‘No plans’ to introduce national landlord register


Government have confirmed that a detailed assessment of the ‘A licence to rent’ report has not been undertaken and there are no plans in place ...

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Your credit score matters – here’s why


A credit score is used to assess whether or not you will be able to repay a loan, mortgage or credit card debt. If you’re not looking to buy a pr...

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Landlords would be hit with a Labour Government


Research made by the Financial Times concluded that the UK’s 2.6m landlords would face a moment of reckoning if Labour won the next general electio...

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Airline comes bottom out of 100 British businesses

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UK house prices and sales 'losing momentum'


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UK housing market experiences new year chill


UK house prices fell by 2.9% in January compared with December, according to the country's largest mortgage lender.

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Mortgage arrears: Flaws found in support for the vulnerable


Mortgage lenders are failing to support some vulnerable people who have fallen behind on their repayments, the financial watchdog has said.

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Public 'ready for change' as UK economy is 'unfair' and '...


A Sky Data poll suggests most people want an increase in the minimum wage, new company taxes and more regulation for web giants.

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Royal Mail to change fees which 'penalise' modern families


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84% of PRS tenants happy with their accommodation


The latest English Housing Survey, published by the Government, shows that one in five people in England now live in the private rented sector, a f...

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The world's first family to live in a 3D-printed home


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Longer tenancy plans to give renters more security


Secretary of State for Communities proposes the introduction of a minimum 3-year tenancy term, with a 6-month break clause.

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Brexit barriers could cost households £1k each, report a...


Households could be left up to £1,000 a year worse off because of Brexit trade barriers, a report will suggest.

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Brexit: Time is running out, big business warns May


A group of major European companies has warned the Prime Minister they may cut investment without more clarity over the terms of Britain's EU exit.

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Help for 'mortgage prisoners' sought by FCA


Long-standing mortgage borrowers who are unable to switch to a better deal, dubbed "mortgage prisoners", should be given more help, the UK's financ...

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Brexit recession warning from RBS boss


RBS chief executive Ross McEwan has warned a no-deal Brexit could tip the UK economy into recession.

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UK house price growth lowest for 5 years, says Halifax


The rate of house price growth in the UK slumped to just 1.8% in the year to February, according to the country's largest lender, the Halifax.

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What not to expect from Philip Hammond Spring statement


The Treasury has moved to play down expectations of Chancellor Philip Hammond's Spring statement next month.

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Biggest house price rises for 2017 revealed


House prices in Cheltenham grew at the fastest pace in the UK during 2017, according to research from the Halifax.

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Construction bodies warn of Brexit 'cliff edge' skills gap


Construction workers from the EU should have the right to "settled status" in the UK after Brexit, industry bodies have urged.

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Are house prices back from the crash?


House prices in more than half of neighbourhoods in England and Wales are still lower in real terms than a decade ago, BBC analysis has revealed.

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Brexit 'blight' blamed as recession looms for constructio...


New building projects are being put on hold with uncertainty 'freezing clients into indecision' according to a new survey.

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Success as Government announces they are going to regulat...


Communities Secretary, Sajid Javid MP used his speech to the Conservative Party Conference on 1 October 2017 to announce plans to introduce manda...

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ARLA Propertymark react to Westminster Hall debate on pro...


Earlier Today a Westminster Hall debate took place on the ‘proposed ban on letting agent fees to tenants’ in England. The debate was sponsored by K...

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Landlord licensing scheme considered in areas of Barnsley


A council is looking to introduce a selective licensing scheme to combat bad landlords and nuisance tenants in private rented properties.

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OnTheMarket portal steps up Zoopla battle with £50m float


OnTheMarket will take the fight to Rightmove and Zoopla on Friday when it announces plans to go public, Sky News learns.

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State pension age increase from 67 to 68 brought forward


The increase from 67 to 68 will now take effect from 2037, seven years earlier than previously planned, the Government announces.

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Households due £285 rebate on fuel bills, says Citizens A...


Every household in the UK should get a one-off rebate of £285 on its fuel bills as a result of excess industry profits, Citizens Advice has said.

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ARLA and NAEA comment on the appointment of Alok Sharma a...


PRESS RELEASE: David Cox, Chief Executive, ARLA Propertymark (Association of Residential Letting Agents) and Mark Hayward, Chief Executive, NAEA Pr...

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May 'listening a lot harder' to business after election


The head of the British Chambers of Commerce says the election result will ensure business has more of a voice going into Brexit.

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Fire risk alert issued over Beko tumble dryers


Hundreds of Beko tumble dryers, including a model that caused a house fire killing a mother-of-two, need to be fixed amid safety fears.

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Further signs of UK property slowdown in April


There were further signs of a slowdown in the property market in April, as the number of sales fell significantly, while fewer people took out mort...

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Government Agrees to Mandatory CMP


PRESS RELEASE: David Cox, Chief Executive, ARLA Propertymark comments on today’s announcement that the Government will be introducing compulsory cl...

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Go Green for 2017 with the Carbon Trust


Now may be the best time to swap out those old, inefficient lightbulbs and ditch the energy-guzzling electric heaters in your office.

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Tenant fees - the fight continues


23 November 2016 was a grim day for the industry as lettings agents across the country heard for the first time that the Government intend to ban l...

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Corbyn’s plans would spell disaster for tenants


Jeremy Corbyn’s plans for rent controls and “secure tenancies” in the private rented sector would spell disaster for tenants, reducing the supply a...

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Bogus letting agent jailed for ripping off landlords and ...


A fraudster who posed as a letting agent with the sole intention of stealing from landlords and tenants has been jailed for almost two and a half y...

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Rents and property values would drop after Brexit, say la...


Associations for estate and letting agents say average UK house would be worth £2,300 less in 2018 if Britain leaves the EU

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Brexit - What effect will it have on the housing market?


How would an ‘in’ or ‘out’ Brexit result affect the housing market? Our latest research report compiled with Centre for Economic and Business Resea...

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Shelter - The future of Housing and Home: Scenarios from ...


On Wednesday 20 April 2016 ARLA attended a roundtable meeting with leading industry stakeholders at the Nationwide Building in London to discuss th...

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Buy-to-let surge to subside say lenders


This year's surge in buy-to-let lending is expected to subside following tax changes, the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has said.

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Budget 2016: What do I need to know?


Missed George Osborne's budget announcement?

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