The government has published its response to an MPs’ committee’s comments on overseas buyers of properties in the UK – and the aim is to tighten the overall anti-money laundering provisions of the legislation.
In the political jockeying to be the next Prime Minister, one eye-catching proposal to emerge is a cut to Stamp Duty for homes below £500,000 as part of an emergency Budget.
The 2019 protocol, comes into force on 19 August and replaces the 2011 edition. It must be followed by members accredited under the Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme.
A new era for the entire agency sector begins today.
The government has published proposals for far-reaching changes to the way estate and letting agents are regulated, trained and licensed.
A property portal is claiming to slash sales times with a ‘modern method of selling’ feature.
The number of new houses sold as leaseholds has sharply fallen, apparently in response to campaigners who have drawn attention to the problems purchasers face.
Conservative Party leadership contender Boris Johnson has apparently confirmed his interest in switching the stamp duty burden from buyers to sellers.
Some of the most radical reforms ever proposed for estate and letting agents are expected to be signed off today by housing minister Heather Wheeler MP.
Fraudulent online domains increased by 11% between the end of 2018 and the opening quarter of 2019 according to cyber security experts, Proofpoint.