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  • Call for Extension to Stamp Duty Cut

    January 22, 2021

    To give the housing market a boost, a group of 50 Conservative MPs are calling on the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, to extend the current stamp duty cut for a further 12 months and it is a move that NAEA Propertymark fully supports...

  • Regular Reviews on Latest Eviction Ban Extension

    January 15, 2021

    Last week the Housing Secretary, Robert Jenrick MP, announced a further extension to the ban on evictions for private renters and this came into force on Monday 11th January...

  • Pets in Rental Property

    January 11, 2021

    With an increasing number of people spending more time at home under the ongoing restrictions, along with Christmas time when pets are often given as presents, the focus is once again on pets in rental property...

  • Housing Sector in Tier 4

    January 4, 2021

    As we all know, from Boxing Day Suffolk moved into tier 4 and the primary rule is that people must not leave or be outside of their home except for where they have a specific purpose or a reasonable excuse...

  • Record-breaking Year for Rental Supply and Housing Demand

    January 1, 2021

    I work closely with the main bodies who represent the property industry; ARLA Propertymark for the private rented sector (PRS) and NAEA Propertymark for estate agency and as part of my reflection on the market in 2020 it is interesting to look at the trends they have seen over the year...

  • Protect your Property Over the Festive Season

    December 18, 2020

    With the festive season now upon us and families making plans to see each other, we know that homes may be more vulnerable as they are left empty as visits are made or students return home from university houses...

  • Landlords and Tenants Urged to Check their Money if Protected

    December 11, 2020

    Mandatory money protection came into force last year and provides landlords and tenants with protection in the event of a letting agent misappropriating funds. The ruling meant that all property agents must be part of an approved Client Money Protection (CMP) scheme or they will be operating illegally and as a long-term supporter of this kind of regulation I welcomed this ruling...

  • Carbon Monoxide Awareness and What a Landlord Needs to Know

    December 7, 2020

    Last week was Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week which aims to raise awareness of the dangers of carbon monoxide and ensure that people know what they need to do to protect themselves from this potentially deadly gas...

  • What the Green Industrial Revolution means for Landlords

    November 27, 2020

    Last week Boris Johnson set out a ten-point plan for a green industrial revolution that will bring new investment to the housing sector, including an extension to the Green Homes Grant Scheme...

  • Capital Gains Tax Review Must Support Landlords

    November 20, 2020

    The issue of Capital Gains Tax (CGT) has arisen again as a recent consultation could be looking to make changes and it is interesting to see what this could mean for private rented sector landlords...