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Friday 11 April 2014
Now in it’s fourth year, Agents Giving's golf events continue to attract supporters. Read more…


Large grassland farm to go to auction in May
Tuesday 08 April 2014

A firm of auctioneers in Powys has been tasked with putting to auction a large grassland suitable for Beef & Sheep farming, and a large farmhouse. Read more…

DCLG announces fourth Build to Rent deal; 500 new homes to be delivered
Monday 07 April 2014

The Department for Communities and Local Government issued a press release announcing the fourth Build to Rent deal that will deliver 500 new homes for private rent. Read more…

Bank of England gives their summary of business conditions for March
Monday 07 April 2014

The Bank of England has published its summary of business conditions for March 2014, highlighting improved mortgage conditions in the housing market as well as steady improvements across the wider economy. Read more…

New development at Nottingham Trent Basin announced
Monday 07 April 2014

The HCA issued a press release outlining that plans for a new neighbourhood of up to 160 low energy homes at Trent Basin, in Nottingham, have been approved by the city council’s planning committee. Read more…

Mayor of London publishes his latest Housing Strategy for London
Monday 07 April 2014

The Mayor of London has published his latest Housing Strategy for London, drawing criticism from the London Assembly. Read more…

A roundup of the 2014 Budget announcement and the industry's reaction
Monday 07 April 2014

A little while after George Osborne's 2014 Budget announcement and some of the dust has settled so we thought it a suitable time to give you a roundup of the announcements as well as some of the reaction from the industry and those involved politically. Read more…

The Office of Fair Trading signal the end of their duties with the imposition of landmark fines
Monday 07 April 2014

Three estate agents based in London, Northamptonshire and Cardiff have been fined a total of £246,665 by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) for failing to comply with the Money Laundering Regulations 2007. Read more…

NAVA featured in Homes & Interiors
Monday 17 March 2014

The Saturday 15 March 2014 edition of The Guardian included an edition of Homes & Interiors; complete with NAVA advert and advertorial! Read more…

International Auctioneers Masterclass
Thursday 13 March 2014

NAVA are very pleased to announce that they will be hosting 24 members of the Certified Institute of Auctioneers of Nigeria during April when delegates will undertake 3 days of training to include a Property Auction Workshop, Advanced Property Auction Workshop and a Basic Skills for Chattels Auctioneers workshop. Read more…

NAO report finds flaws in implementation of Help to Buy Equity Loan scheme
Monday 10 March 2014

The National Audit Office (NAO) published a report looking at the design, implementations and outcomes of the Government’s Help to Buy Equity Loan. Read more…

Former landfill site in Dagenham to see £78.4 million development
Monday 10 March 2014

The Mayor of London has issued a press release announcing that a former gravel pit and landfill site in Dagenham is to be transformed into a new £78.4 million scheme to create new homes on public land. Read more…

Planning permission granted for 52,534 new homes in Q4 2013
Monday 10 March 2014

The HBF has published its latest Housing Pipeline report, which shows that planning permission was granted for 52,534 new homes in Q4 2013. This is the highest quarterly total granted since Q1 2008 and was up 17% up on Q4 2012. Read more…

NAEA board member carries away Northern Ireland Housing Award
Monday 10 March 2014

Congratulations to our very own NAEA Board member and Northern Ireland regional executive, Sonia Millar FNAEA, who has been awarded the Raising Standards award at the Chartered Institute of Housing in Northern Ireland Housing Awards 2014. Read more…

Look out for NAVA in the Guardian
Thursday 06 March 2014

In the Homes & Interiors paper supplied with next Saturday's Guardian, keep an eye out for the NAVA advert and advertorial! Read more…

All systems GO for major new property portal after successful member-agent funding
Monday 10 February 2014

Agents’ Mutual confirms today that it has already “moved to implementation” to create a major new agent-owned and controlled UK property portal to challenge the effective duopoly of Rightmove and Zoopla. Read more…

133,670 new homes registered last year, according to NHBC
Monday 10 February 2014

The NHBC has published its annual statistics for 2013, showing that 133,670 new UK homes were registered last year – compared to 104,514 in 2012. Read more…

Prime Minister delivers keynote speech to FSB Conference
Monday 10 February 2014

Prime Minister David Cameron gave the keynote speech to the FSB Conference, where he outlined the Coalition’s progress to date on reducing the regulatory burden on businesses. Read more…

NAVA Autumn Forum is now open for bookings!
Monday 10 February 2014

NAVA are pleased to announce the new NAVA Autumn Forum, which will see the NAVA Spring & Property Auctioneering Forums merge to offer our delegates an exciting new conference format and the opportunity to network with more auctioneering professionals. Read more…

Calling all novices! Entries now open for NAVA Auctioneer of the Year 2014
Monday 10 February 2014

If you are a budding auctioneer, have never sold at auction or conducted your first sales in the 12 months leading up to our competition, why not take part in our NAVA Auctioneer of the Year Competition 2014. Read more…

International Auctioneers Masterclass
Friday 07 February 2014

NAVA are very pleased to announce that we will be hosting 24 members of the Certified Institute of Auctioneers of Nigeria during April Read more…

Dates added for Basic Skills for Chattels Auctioneers course
Wednesday 29 January 2014

Two dates for 2014 have been announced for our NEW auctioneering course - book today! Read more…

Property Professionals to Benefit from New ‘Red Tape Cutting’ Partnership with Trading Standards
Monday 13 January 2014

Warwickshire based National Federation of Property Professionals (NFOPP) has teamed up with Warwickshire County Council’s Trading Standards Service, to deliver clear and consistent business advice to the UK’s property industry, cutting red tape and helping businesses grow. Read more…

NFoPP proudly sponsors local Scouts in Remembrance activity
Monday 13 January 2014

NFoPP Head of Regulation and Scout Leader, David Oliver, tells us about the Remembrance activity undertaken by the 7th Warwick Scout Group on 9th November 2013, which was proudly sponsored by NFoPP. Read more…

The future for flooded properties
Monday 13 January 2014

The recent floods in the UK have raised several uncomfortable questions about the future of houses and rented properties which are situated in flood zones. Read more…

Help to Buy instigates significant expansion within the UK mortgage market
Monday 13 January 2014

Over 6000 people have put offers on a home and applied for a mortgage since the start of the Help to Buy scheme, driving further expansion within the UK mortgage market. Read more…

Take a look at the brand new NAVA.org.uk
Monday 13 January 2014

Take the opportunity to familiarise yourself with the new look website and members' area. Read more…

Family of late NFoPP Bookkeeper invite donations for Diabetes charity in his memory
Monday 13 January 2014

Clive Laban Edwards (‘Laban’), our Bookkeeper, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on or around 21st December at just 40 years of age. He has a young son from a former relationship. Read more…

Bank of England could see expanded role with greater powers
Tuesday 10 December 2013

It has been reported that the Bank of England is being urged by Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne to expand its authority in bank regulation. Read more…

Champagne celebrations for three of our lucky members
Tuesday 10 December 2013

Agent Assure have been running educational presentations at our branch meetings about Professional Indemnity (PI) insurance, breaking down the jargon and bringing insurance to life. Read more…

Zoopla launch fundraising site Propertypixel.co.uk
Tuesday 10 December 2013

Zoopla Property Group are launching a brand new fundraising site in partnership with The Prince's Trust. Read more…

"Reducing the Stamp Duty rate is guaranteed to make a difference for good"
Tuesday 10 December 2013

The Government’s Stamp Duty, specifically the £250,000 threshold has come under fire from the industry as new research emerges. Read more…

Office of Fair Trading: end of an era
Tuesday 10 December 2013

On 31 March 2014 the OFT will close, distributing its responsibilities among a number of existing organisations. Read more…

Beware of stolen property in County Durham
Thursday 14 November 2013

A number of items were recently stolen from a home in Teesdale and police are asking valuers and auctioneers to look out for any of the items listed and to contact Durham Police should they have any information. Read more…

KIDS Charity auction leading architects' dolls houses
Tuesday 12 November 2013

20 leading architects recently took part in a unique competition in which they designed unique dolls houses for a charity auction for KIDS, the charity for disabled children, young people and their families. Read more…

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls MP calls for review of Help to Buy
Monday 11 November 2013

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls MP has questioned whether the Help to Buy scheme is a success, calling on the Bank of England to review the scheme. Read more…

"Growth in demand and output gathered pace" Bank of England reports
Monday 11 November 2013

The pickup in demand looked set to attract a stronger flow of instructions onto the secondary market. Prices of existing houses had risen more rapidly in London than elsewhere in the United Kingdom, where price rises were forecast to stay modest unless supply shortages arose. Read more…

Take a look at the brand new Property Professional magazine
Monday 11 November 2013

Look out for the brand new Property Professional magazine, a dedicated magazine for members of each of its renowned and highly reputable membership organisations. Read more…

Introducing the latest edition of our Business Solutions e-booklet
Monday 11 November 2013

We are pleased to announce the latest edition of our Business Solutions e-booklet! Read more…

Brand new 2014 On Course Brochure out now
Monday 11 November 2013

We are launching the brand new 2014 On Course brochure with new courses and an early bird winter offer for PPD members. Read more…

Royal christening excites boom in baby memorabilia
Thursday 24 October 2013

Yesterday’s royal christening is likely to inspire a rush on memorabilia but it is important to know what to look for if you are hoping to bag a profit with your memento, according to the National Association of Valuers and Auctioneers (NAVA). Read more…

It’s hammer time – Ian Taylor is ‘Auctioneer of the Year’
Wednesday 02 October 2013

The National Association of Valuers and Auctioneers (NAVA) has today announced the winner of its prestigious ‘Auctioneer of the Year’ award. Read more…

House Prices Soar But North-South Gulf Widens
Wednesday 14 August 2013

House prices are now rising at their fastest rate since 2006 according to statistics from the Office for National Statistics. The average UK house price now sits at £242,000 - a rise of 3.1% on last year's figures. Read more…

Hermann Goring's Cigars Go To Auction At Golding Young & Mawer In Lincoln
Thursday 15 August 2013

Cigars removed from the cellars of the home of Hitler’s deputy at the end of the Second World War will go under the auctioneer’s hammer in Lincoln. Read more…

New Homes Started Between April And June 2013 Show 6% Rise On Previous Quarter
Thursday 15 August 2013

The Department for Communities and Local Government has issued a press release highlighting the latest house building figures. Read more…

Treasury Consults On Devolving Stamp Duty Land Tax To Wales
Thursday 15 August 2013

HM Treasury have published a consultation on devolving Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) to Wales. Read more…

Gavel To The Ready
Friday 23 August 2013

Gavel to the ready Lennox Cato of Antiques Roadshow offers advice to novice auctioneers Read more…

New Pathway To NAVA Membership
Thursday 29 August 2013

A new route to NAVA membership proposed by the Committee has recently received the approval of the NFOPP Board and is ready to launch on 1st September 2013. Read more…

NAVA: Applications Open For NAVA Novice Auctioneer Of The Year Competition
Monday 01 July 2013

Gear up your gavel - get auctioneers bidding for you Applications open for NAVA novice Auctioneer of the Year Competition Read more…

Team Sheet From Sir Alex Ferguson's First Game In Charge Of Manchester United Sold For £19,000
Wednesday 17 July 2013

Sir Alex Ferguson's official team sheet from his first game in charge of Manchester United has recently been sold at auction for £19,000. Read more…

Cricket Fans Bid For Treasures Of Trent Bridge In Unique Charity Auction
Wednesday 17 July 2013

Cricket fans recently had the opportunity to bid for treasures of Trent Bridge ahead of the Investec Ashes Test Series in July. Read more…

Golding Young & Mawer Auction Items From Late Estate Agent Tony Brogden
Wednesday 17 July 2013

Items from the estate of well-known late-Lincoln estate agent and auctioneer Tony Brogden will go under the auctioneer’s hammer on Wednesday, July 17. Read more…

Network Auctions Announce New London Auction Room
Wednesday 17 July 2013

Following their highly successful move to holding their regular auctions at the Glaziers Hall in central London two years ago, Network Auctions have announced that they will be holding their future auctions at the famous Cumberland Hotel at Great Cumberland Place, Marble Arch in W1, a venue long associated with successful auction sales. Read more…

We Now Have A London Office For Members To Use
Wednesday 17 July 2013

We are pleased to announce we will now be making our new centrally located London offices at Clutha House, off Parliament Square available for all members to book free of charge, but only by appointment. Read more…

An Update From The Recent NAVA Committee Meeting
Friday 19 July 2013

As you may be aware, the NAVA Committee met recently to discuss the strength of the division and to explore strategies for increasing membership and public awareness as well as welcome our newest members and to liaise with the Head of Communications at Arbon House, Brian Schubert Read more…

New Presidents For Property Bodies
Tuesday 18 June 2013

The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) and the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) have named their new incoming Presidential Team. Read more…

Funding For Lending Boosting Flow Of Credit Into Housing Market
Tuesday 18 June 2013

According to the latest figures from RICS, the housing market is only increasing in strength, despite what has been described as a "muted" market over the last three years. Read more…

Green Deal And Energy Efficiency Could Be Adding Value To Homes
Tuesday 18 June 2013

The Department of Energy and Climate Changes (DECC) has recently published the results of a new round of research into the benefits of energy saving improvements on homes. Read more…

1 In 5 First Time Buyers Believe Govt. Schemes Have Helped Them Onto The Property Ladder
Tuesday 18 June 2013

The BSA has published its latest Quarterly Property Tracker, showing that one in five first time buyers believe that Government schemes such as Help to Buy will help them onto the property ladder. Read more…

Over £100,000 Of Pictures To Go To Auction In Lincoln
Tuesday 18 June 2013

Art collectors and enthusiasts will be heading to the Lincoln auction rooms when over £100,000 of pictures go under the auctioneer’s hammer. Read more…

NAVA Welcomes Lennox Cato Into The Fold
Tuesday 18 June 2013

While it is not our usual fare to announce the arrival of every one of our members, we felt it newsworthy to offer a warm welcome to our latest member Lennox Cato. Read more…

Rising Mortgage Availability Pushing Up Transactions
Monday 20 May 2013

According to recent figures, the number of UK transactions in April rose 12% annually and by 4% since March, reportedly due to increased access to funding for buyers. Read more…

CML Research Shows First Time Buyer Activity Remains Strong
Monday 20 May 2013

According to recent figures from the CML (Council of Mortgage Lenders), the number of first-time buyers rose by 20% over February. Read more…

Increasing The Opportunities To Bid Helps Network Auctions Achieve Another Excellent Sale
Monday 20 May 2013

Network Auctions auction held in Central London on 1st May achieved a sales success rate of 74% and saw bidders from across the UK and Europe getting involved. Read more…

DCLG Outline Government Work Being Undertaken To Bring Empty Homes Back Into Use
Monday 20 May 2013

The Department for Communities and Local Government has published a Written Ministerial Statement (WMS) outlining the Government's current work to date in getting empty properties back into use. Read more…

Average Home Price In UK Declined By 0.1% Between March And April According To Nationwide
Monday 20 May 2013

Nationwide published its House Price Index for April 2013, showing that the price of an average home has declined by 0.1% between March and April, but was 0.9% higher than April 2012. It cites the typical UK house as costing £165,586. Read more…

Property Sales Campaign & Tax Cheats
Monday 20 May 2013

If you decide you are eligible to take part in this campaign you must tell HMRC. You have until 9 August 2013 to do so, this is called 'making a notification'. Read more…

Nfopp Presidents' Dinner 2013
Wednesday 22 May 2013

The Dinner was held at the Savoy in 2011 and was a resounding success. We will be repeating the experience in 2013 on Friday 14th June. Read more…

Average London House Prices Surpass £500,000 Mark
Monday 20 May 2013

According to recent figures, the average asking price for a home in London has now passed the £500,000 mark for the first time. Read more…

Rising Mortgage Availability Pushing Up Transactions
Monday 20 May 2013

According to recent figures, the number of UK transactions in April rose 12% annually and by 4% since March, reportedly due to increased access to funding for buyers. Read more…

CML Research Shows First Time Buyer Activity Remains Strong
Monday 20 May 2013

According to recent figures from the CML (Council of Mortgage Lenders), the number of first-time buyers rose by 20% over February. Read more…

Rising Mortgage Availability Pushing Up Transactions
Monday 20 May 2013

According to recent figures, the number of UK transactions in April rose 12% annually and by 4% since March, reportedly due to increased access to funding for buyers. Read more…

CML Research Shows First Time Buyer Activity Remains Strong
Monday 20 May 2013

According to recent figures from the CML (Council of Mortgage Lenders), the number of first-time buyers rose by 20% over February. Read more…

Increasing The Opportunities To Bid Helps Network Auctions Achieve Another Excellent Sale
Monday 20 May 2013

Network Auctions auction held in Central London on 1st May achieved a sales success rate of 74% and saw bidders from across the UK and Europe getting involved. Read more…

DCLG Outline Government Work Being Undertaken To Bring Empty Homes Back Into Use
Monday 20 May 2013

The Department for Communities and Local Government has published a Written Ministerial Statement (WMS) outlining the Government's current work to date in getting empty properties back into use. Read more…

Average Home Price In UK Declined By 0.1% Between March And April According To Nationwide
Monday 20 May 2013

Nationwide published its House Price Index for April 2013, showing that the price of an average home has declined by 0.1% between March and April, but was 0.9% higher than April 2012. It cites the typical UK house as costing £165,586. Read more…

Property Sales Campaign & Tax Cheats
Monday 20 May 2013

If you decide you are eligible to take part in this campaign you must tell HMRC. You have until 9 August 2013 to do so, this is called 'making a notification'. Read more…

Nfopp Presidents' Dinner 2013
Wednesday 22 May 2013

The Dinner was held at the Savoy in 2011 and was a resounding success. We will be repeating the experience in 2013 on Friday 14th June. Read more…

Average London House Prices Surpass £500,000 Mark
Monday 20 May 2013

According to recent figures, the average asking price for a home in London has now passed the £500,000 mark for the first time. Read more…

Rising Mortgage Availability Pushing Up Transactions
Monday 20 May 2013

According to recent figures, the number of UK transactions in April rose 12% annually and by 4% since March, reportedly due to increased access to funding for buyers. Read more…

CML Research Shows First Time Buyer Activity Remains Strong
Monday 20 May 2013

According to recent figures from the CML (Council of Mortgage Lenders), the number of first-time buyers rose by 20% over February. Read more…

Carved Oak Bookends By Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thompson Sell For £1,300 At Lincoln Auction Rooms
Tuesday 09 April 2013

A pair of carved oak bookends by Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thompson sold for £1,300 in the March sale at the Lincoln auction rooms. Read more…

Calling All Novice Auctioneers - NAVA Auctioneer Of The Year Competition 2013
Tuesday 09 April 2013

The annual NAVA Auctioneer of the Year Competition will take place on 25th September at the Stratford Manor, Warwickshire. Read more…

An Introductory Course For Auctioneers And Valuers
Tuesday 09 April 2013

NAVA are proud to announce that the first course of its kind, designed to appeal to both new entrants to the business and experienced auctioneers, will be held on Wednesday 17th April. Read more…

Halifax Hint At Market Recovery During First Quarter Of 2013
Tuesday 09 April 2013

According to the Halifax house price index, house prices have been on the rise over the first three months of the year, increasing by 1.2 per cent. Read more…

Christie's To Scale Down Dutch Operations
Tuesday 09 April 2013

Auction house Christie's have announced they will be downsizing their staff levels in Holland. Read more…

Election Of NAEA And ARLA Presidential Teams And Nfopp Board Directors 2013-2014
Wednesday 10 April 2013

You should today have received an email from Arbon House giving full details on how to nominate fellow members in respect of the upcoming Presidential Team and NFoPP Board elections. Read more…

Mortgage Applications Rejected Because Of Undervalued Rents
Wednesday 10 April 2013

According to a story in The Sunday Times, an increasing number of mortgage applications are being rejected as a result of undervalued rents. Read more…

RICS Publish Housing Market Data For Q1 Of 2013
Wednesday 10 April 2013

RICS publish housing market data for first quarter of 2013 Read more…

19th Century French Mantel Clock Expected To Auction For As Much As £800
Wednesday 10 April 2013

A Minton Majolica jardinière is the highlight of the April sale at the Lincoln auction rooms. Read more…

AIPP Announce Early Bird Offer For AIPP Conference & Awards - 10th April
Tuesday 05 March 2013

This spring, the first AIPP conference provides an unparalleled opportunity for international property professionals to hear first-hand how companies adapted to the new environment and how they continue to prosper in today's tough times. Read more…

Office Of Fair Trading Publish Leaflets For Sellers And Buyers Concerning New Laws
Tuesday 19 February 2013

During September 2012 the Office of Fair Trading published guidance concerning property sales and compliance with the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations and Business Protection from Misleading Marketing Regulations. Read more…

Lincolnshire Auctioneers Golding Young And Mawer Announce Results Of February Auctions
Tuesday 26 February 2013

An 1844 pattern officer's dress sabretache from the Leicestershire Yeomanry Cavalry, also known as Prince Albert's Own Regiment, sold for £3,000 in the February sale at the Lincoln auction rooms. Read more…

World Champion Nottingham Boxer Carl Froch Appears As Guest Auctioneer At John Pye & Sons
Tuesday 26 February 2013

World champion Nottingham boxer Carl Froch has rounded off a week of hammering success with promoters Matchroom and co-sponsors John Pye Auctions. Read more…

London Assembly Urges Mayor To Tackle Housing Crisis
Tuesday 26 February 2013

The London Assembly has called on the Mayor to take action to ease the housing crisis by building more affordable homes, protecting Londoners from rogue landlords and investigating new ways to control excessive rent rises. Read more…

House Builders And Estate Agents Reported Tentative Signs Of A Gradual Increase In Housing Market Activity,” Bank Of England Reports
Tuesday 26 February 2013

“House builders and estate agents reported tentative signs of a gradual increase in housing market activity.” Bank of England reports. Read more…

Cebr Predict London House Prices Will Reach £500,000 By The End Of The Decade
Tuesday 26 February 2013

Cebr has issued a press release highlighting forecasts that the average price of a London house will reach £500,000 by the end of the decade. Read more…

Liverpool City Council To Sell Empty Homes For £1
Tuesday 26 February 2013

Liverpool City Council have unveiled plans to sell 179 properties for just £1 each. Read more…

Bank Of England Recommend Treasury Committee Consider Negative Interest Rates
Wednesday 27 February 2013

Paul Tucker, deputy governor of the Bank of England, has proposed that the Treasury Committee consider introducing negative interest rates in the hope of encouraging the idea of lending and in turn to stimulate the economy. Read more…

College Of Fellows Elect Chris Brown As Their New Chairman
Monday 03 December 2012

The College of Fellows recently held their AGM in Whitehall, London and elected Chris Brown, past president of the NAEA and NAVA as their new chairman. Read more…