NAVA Propertymark Autumn Forum 2019

Tuesday 15 October 2019

More than 120 valuers, auctioneers and industry specialists working in both chattels and property ascended in Droitwich Spa at The Chateau Impney Hotel on 10 October for an informative day with industry experts.

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Queens speech outlines banning imports from trophy hunting

Tuesday 15 October 2019

On 14 October 2019, new legislation was announced in the Queen’s speech to protect the welfare of animals [Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill], which includes banning imports from trophy hunting.

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Mental health - the importance of looking after yours and your employee's

Monday 14 October 2019

This year’s World Mental Health Day put mental wellbeing firmly under the spotlight. Richard Gould, Director of Commercial at Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing, considers the proactive steps we can all take to look after our mental health.

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NAVA Propertymark Novice Auctioneer of the Year winner

Thursday 10 October 2019

David Henwood, from Clive Emson Land and Property Auctioneers, has been named NAVA Propertymark Novice Auctioneer of the Year.

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The Ivory Act – what it means for you

Wednesday 09 October 2019

Propertymark has five unique fact sheets covering everything you need to know about the Ivory Act, including exemptions, and enforcement. The Act received Royal Assent on 20 December 2018. DEFRA expects the legislation to come into force in late 2019.

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Lonres acquires AML Health Check provider FCS

Friday 04 October 2019

Business-to-business trading platform Lonres has bought leading AML consultancy Financial Crime Services (FCS), which provides Propertymark’s AML Health Check services and training courses.

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HMRC highlights money-laundering breaches and penalties

Friday 04 October 2019

HMRC’s list of business penalised for breaches of money laundering regulations has been updated. The businesses, which include financial services companies and estate agents, are listed on the gov.uk website detailing breaches that occurred in the 2019-2020 tax year.

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Regulation is coming to the sector

Friday 04 October 2019

Following years of campaigning for higher professional standards for the property industry, Propertymark is urging its members to become compliant with the RoPA report recommendations before the time comes.

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Propertymark supports Empty Homes campaign

Friday 04 October 2019

There are currently more than 200,000 empty homes across the UK, around two thirds of the Government’s housebuilding target of 300,000 per year. Many of these could be used to provide a good quality home to someone that needs it.

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Consumer protection amidst political uncertainty

Monday 23 September 2019

As political uncertainty brings the property market to a halt in some parts of Britain, increasingly desperate sellers are heading to auction houses in the hope of a quick sale.

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Propertymark members can now connect to big benefits

Wednesday 11 September 2019

Propertymark has joined forces with BHSF Connect to bring Propertymark members even bigger benefits at the touch of a button with a new app, bringing membership resources and benefits directly to your phone.

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Be aware of online fraud

Tuesday 10 September 2019

Recent government research found that a third of businesses reported having cyber security breaches or attacks in the last 12 months. As the Propertymark industry supplier for insurance, Gallagher want to raise awareness of some of the most common types of online fraud, what to look out for, and to reduce the risk to your business.

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Help improve printer data security with detection and response tools

Thursday 15 August 2019

Recent articles released worldwide, and GDPR legislation throughout Europe, have highlighted the fact that today’s printers should be treated no differently than any other IT peripheral.

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Brexit takes hold of buy-to-let market says auctions show star

Friday 09 August 2019

Martin Roberts, Homes Under the Hammer presenter says the amount of auction lots is decreasing thanks to Brexit, making his job harder.

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GDPR – One year on: stay focused

Monday 05 August 2019

One year in and complaints to the regulators are nearing 200,000 and reported breaches are over 85,000. Are we all still being successful in protecting the data of your applicants and vendors?

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Emson raises £19m at most recent sale

Friday 02 August 2019

A former school building in Canterbury was one of the highlights of NAVA Propertymark members, Clive Emson Land and Property Auctioneers summer auction – selling for £850,000 after a bidding war.

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Regulation of Property Agents Working Group (R0PA) report to Government

Thursday 18 July 2019

Today, Thursday 18 July 2019, the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) released a report on the recommendations of the Regulation of Property Agents Working Group (RoPA) proposing a new regulatory framework to cover estate agents across the UK and letting and managing agents in England only.

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Past winners success – Propertymark Qualifications Awards

Tuesday 16 July 2019

Nominations are in full swing for the 2019 awards and Propertymark spoke to last year’s winners to hear what they’ve achieved since receiving their much-coveted award.

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Derelict former squat sparked a £1m bidding war

Thursday 04 July 2019

NAVA Propertymark Business Asset Auctioneer of the Year 2014 winners, John Pye Property Auctioneers, sparked a bidding war on their most popular lot to ever have been sold.

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Nominations for the Propertymark Qualifications Awards 2019 are now open

Wednesday 26 June 2019

The awards, for learners in the property sector, are the chance to celebrate colleagues or employers you believe deserve recognition.

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Cyber security online training

Friday 21 June 2019

The Government worked with leading industry partners to develop free courses to help all businesses understand online threats and how to protect business data, money and reputation.

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Double success for Clive Emson

Wednesday 19 June 2019

Clive Emson Land and Property Auctioneers is celebrating a double success – reporting sales of £16 million at the June auction in a week when the firm’s founder was honoured by the Queen.

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Government consultation calls for evidence on ivory trade

Wednesday 12 June 2019

The Governments new review on the Ivory Act 2018 is asking for the thoughts of specialists which in turn could lead to other animal species becoming protected from the trade in ivory.

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A slice of history soon to be on the market

Thursday 30 May 2019

A 21-room, two-storey hotel is offering a slice of history through regional land and property auctioneers Clive Emson Auctioneers.

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Most affordable homes in England and Wales

Wednesday 22 May 2019

As an auctioneer, the price of properties across England and Wales may be of interest to you, if so the latest data from the Office of National Statistics has revealed where the most affordable places are to buy a home.

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Your successes - are you nurturing them?

Tuesday 21 May 2019

More and more companies are taking the plunge and employing apprentices and, with 77 per cent of employers believing that apprentices make their business more competitive, it is easy to see why.

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The battle for Google on the high street - how to win

Tuesday 21 May 2019

Founder of Emarketeers and search marketing expert, Jonathan Saipe wrote an article for Propertymark Professional where he shares the top-tips for High Street businesses in order to stand out and be seen on Google.

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Darling bids of May for Emson

Monday 20 May 2019

Clive Emson Land and Property Auctioneers’ reported sales of £14 million from their Spring 2019 sale and it is partly thanks to “professional advice by experienced regional teams”, achieving a sale rate in excel of 70 per cent after cataloguing 138 lots.

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A third of UK companies do not have a whistleblowing system

Friday 17 May 2019

Thirty five percent of UK companies have no system in place for employees to raise concerns about behaviour of colleagues, but it has a more firmly entrenched culture that other European countries.

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Are you prepared for the risks of cyber and data crime?

Tuesday 30 April 2019

The digital world brings many advantages to agents, but what about the additional risks that come with it - are you prepared?

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