Welsh Government issue guidance for housing sector

Thursday 25 June 2020

Following the announcement on Friday 19 June of a partial reopening of the housing market in Wales from Monday 22 June, the Welsh Government has just released guidance for agents and landlords.

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Welsh Gov FAQs addresses five-mile travel rules

Monday 22 June 2020

Following the announcement on Friday of a partial reopening of the housing market in Wales from today (Monday 22 June), the Welsh Government have released further information via FAQs which provides detail about the lifting of the five-mile travel restrictions for the property sector.

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Partial reopening of housing market in Wales from 22 June

Friday 19 June 2020

The First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford has announced that there will be a partial reopening of the housing market in Wales from Monday 22 June 2020.

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House moves from 29 June in Scotland

Thursday 18 June 2020

The Scottish Government has announced that Scotland will move to the second stage of the coronavirus lockdown exit plan and this means a relaxation on restrictions on house moves from Monday 29 June 2020.

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Court of Appeal rules Ivory Act 2018 is lawful

Wednesday 10 June 2020

The Court of Appeal has upheld the decision of the High Court that the Ivory Act 2018 which prohibits ivory dealing with very limited exceptions is lawful and does not contain unlawful trading restrictions.

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Rebecca Marsh announced as new Property Ombudsman

Friday 05 June 2020

From October 2020, Rebecca Marsh will take up the role of The Property Ombudsman, taking over from Katrine Sporle CBE, whose five-year contract comes to an end on 31 October.

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Discretion in Scottish COVID-19 grant scheme means eligible agencies should get help

Thursday 04 June 2020

The Scottish Government has responded to concerns raised by Propertymark on behalf of its members, following reports that some Scottish agents had been denied access to business support schemes when local authorities declared the grant is not available to their sector.

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How agents can help vulnerable customers during self-isolation

Wednesday 03 June 2020

Some customers who are self-isolating because they are higher risk may face other challenges apart from the direct risk and impact of the virus, Agents are a key part of local communities and can provide housing and support to those in need.

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Pearson VUE test centres now open for Propertymark Qualifications exams in England

Tuesday 02 June 2020

Pearson VUE test centres have now opened with limited capacity allowing Propertymark Qualifications candidates to sit their exams. There are strict health and safety measures in place to ensure everyone's safety including reduced seat numbers so that social distancing can be followed.

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Easing of lockdown restrictions in Wales

Tuesday 02 June 2020

First Minister Mark Drakeford has today announced the latest parameters for movement in Wales. The announcement focused on allowing some social interaction but was clear that the priority is physically limiting spread.

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Greater flexibility built into Job Retention Scheme

Monday 01 June 2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced on Friday 29 May, changes to the Job Retention Scheme (commonly known as the Furlough Scheme).

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