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  • COVID-related rent arrears campaign

    February 26, 2021

    On March 3, the Chancellor will be announcing the Government’s second Spring Budget and in a joint statement with other industry leading organisations, Propertymark continues to highlight the need for Government to provide much-needed financial support to both landlords and renters effected by the pandemic...

  • Renters’ Reform Bill Faces Delay

    February 22, 2021

    At the state opening of Parliament in December 2019, following the General Election, the Queen’s Speech set out the Government’s plans. This included the announcement of a Renters’ Reform Bill that set out to abolish the use of ‘no fault’ evictions by removing Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 and reforming the grounds for possession...

  • Lockdown Affect as Tenants Move from City Life

    February 5, 2021

    The property portal Rightmove recently carried out a study and found that a growing number of tenants are looking to move out of cities, which is having an impact on asking rents as more rental property becomes available...

  • Propertymark raises concerns over new energy efficiency proposals

    February 1, 2021

    The Government has proposed that the energy performance of privately rented homes must meet a Band C Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) or higher, for all new tenancies from 1st April 2025 and all existing tenancies from 1st April 2028...

  • 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...