Industry Info

Anti Money Laundering

Anti Money Laundering

Money Laundering Regulations require that any business at risk of being used for money laundering by criminals and terrorists have measures in place to minimise the risk of this happening. Read more...

Ivory

Ban on UK Sales of Ivory

On 20 December 2018 one of the world’s toughest bans on ivory sales became law as the Ivory Bill gained Royal Assent and became the Ivory Act 2018. Read more...

Paperwork

General Data Protection Regulation

On 25 May 2018 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will replace the existing Data Protection Act 1998, so if you haven't already started putting a plan into place, now is the time. Read more...

Art paintings

CAP Guidance on Guide Prices and Fees

The Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) issued guidance providing clarity on how auction houses should present mandatory fees and charges when referring to guide prices. Read more...

Ivory

Common Auctions Conditions

RICS' Common Auctions Conditions for auctions of real estate in England and Wales set a common standard across the industry and has also been adopted by NAVA Propertymark. Read more...

 

Latest News

Further calls to Government to extend Stamp Duty cut

15 January 2021

A group of 50 Conservative MPs are calling on the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak to extend the stamp duty cut for properties worth less than £500,000 a further 12 months in a major boost alongside The Telegraph’s ‘Stamp Out the Duty’ campaign. Read More...

New building safety regulators proposed for Wales

15 January 2021

The Welsh Government’s Building Safety White Paper covers all multi-occupied residential buildings, from houses converted into flats through to high rise apartment blocks. It sets out major reforms to how properties are designed, built, managed, and lived in whilst proposing clear lines of accountability and a stronger regulatory system. Read More...

Tightened restrictions for working from home and in people’s homes

13 January 2021

First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has announced today, 13 January, six new changes to COVID-19 restrictions in Scotland to come into force on Saturday, 16 January, subject to Parliament approval. Among these changes are statutory guidance on working from home and a limitation on working within other people's homes by law. Read More...