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Winter weather precautions

20 January 2021

Propertymark Industry Supplier, Gallagher offers practical steps that can help agents and their clients reduce the risk of damage to property as areas of the nation are set to see further warnings of more inclement weather to come. Damage caused by the escape of water from frozen pipes and other equipment can be extremely costly in repairs and disruption. Read More...

Concerns raised over new energy efficiency proposals

20 January 2021

Propertymark has responded to the UK Government’s consultation on Improving the Energy Performance of Privately Rented Homes in England and Wales by highlighting a number of concerns. These relate to affordability and the need to look beyond a one-size fits all policy and develop proposals that work with the different age, condition, and size of properties in the private rented sector. Read More...

PM announces COVID-19 Winter Plan

Monday 23 November 2020

Boris Johnson, today, 23 November, announced in Parliament, a COVID-19 Winter Plan which provides a roadmap out of national lockdown in England from 2 December.

In his statement, the Prime Minister outlined a return to a revamped three-tier system adhering to a uniform set of rules, stating that there will be no negotiation with individual regions.

Details of the full Winter Plan can be found here

It is expected that more regions will be in higher levels than before and details of which areas are in which tiers, will be announced on Thursday 26 November.

Local tier restrictions 

Propertymark is in contact with the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government to understand whether there will be any impact on any aspect of sales or lettings processes and updates will be provided on our website or in our weekly Industry Insights Vlog.

As the country enters a new stage of restrictions, it is more important than ever that agents follow the COVID-19 guidance and apply this throughout their business. Propertymark has created overlaying best practice guidance to support our members to work safely and effectively.