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

Agents’ views sought on property listings

20 April 2021

The National Trading Standards Estate and Letting Agency Team (NTSELAT) has today, 20 April, launched a consultation to gather information to develop guidance as to what should be considered material information on property listings and portals. Read More...

New Stamp Duty surcharge for non-UK residents

01 April 2021

From today, 1 April 2021, a two per cent higher rate of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) will apply to purchasers of residential property in England and Northern Ireland who are not resident in the UK. Read More...

Report finds HMRC ‘broadly’ fulfilling AML supervision role

30 March 2021

HMRC has published a self-assessment of its money laundering supervisory performance, which is broadly in line with the relevant Money Laundering Regulations and OPBAS sourcebook, however stating there was room for improvement. Read More...