Fifth Money Laundering Directive update

Monday 23 December 2019

The Statutory Instrument implementing the new anti-money laundering rules was laid in Parliament on Friday 20 December 2019. This confirms that the Fifth Money Laundering Directive will come into force in the UK on 10 January 2020.

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Prime Minister pledges new action to eliminate homelessness and rough sleeping

Monday 23 December 2019

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 their homes.

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Propertymark's predictions for 2020

Monday 23 December 2019

With so many political upheavals, it’s been a challenging year for landlords and homeowners, and we hope the New Year can bring some much-needed certainty. Propertymark asked its members to share their predictions for the buying and selling market, looking ahead to 2020.

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An interesting year for the housing market – 2019 trends

Wednesday 04 December 2019

Propertymark has analysed its sales and lettings data to reveal trends from the year. Supply has dropped considerably over the past decade while demand has increased, but year-on-year has remained relatively stable in the face of Brexit uncertainty.

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The Cloud

Wednesday 04 December 2019

You will often hear technology companies refer to ‘the cloud’, whether it be cloud computing, cloud storage or even cloud software, but what does the cloud really mean? Ross Jezzard ARLA Propertymark Board Member, takes a look.

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Major GDPR fine sends warning to property professionals

Tuesday 03 December 2019

UK agents should take stock of their data collection and retention procedures, following the news that a Berlin property company has been fined more than €14.5m (£12.4m) due to a GDPR breach.

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Detectorists stole a £3m Viking hoard

Friday 22 November 2019

George Powell and Layton Davies dug up about 300 coins in a field in Eye, near Leominster, Herefordshire, in 2015 and did not declare the 1,100-year-old find, said to be one of the biggest to date, and instead sold it to dealers.

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£57,938 raised by Propertymark in aid of homelessness charity

Friday 22 November 2019

More than 100 Propertymark agents and supporters took part in a charity sleep out for Centrepoint, a charity helping homeless young people in the UK.

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Consultation and call for evidence on controls on the import and export of hunting trophies

Thursday 07 November 2019

The Queen’s Speech on 14 October 2019 set out the Department of Environment Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) commitment to the protection and improving the environment for future generations, which included bringing forward proposals to ban imports from trophy hunting.

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High court ruling upholds Ivory Act

Thursday 07 November 2019

Antique dealers have failed to overturn a total ban on ivory trading being introduced by the Government after the high court ruled the legislation did not breach European law.

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Propertymark Qualifications Awards 2019 Winners

Thursday 24 October 2019

The winners of the Propertymark Qualifications Awards were announced on 23 October, celebrating learners and those who commit to their professional development.

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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 affects the property market, 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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