Industry Issues

Industry Issues

From property portals and estate agents to online marketing and legal matters, all the latest issues that industry professionals need to know.

One month to go: PEPA urges agents to prepare for EPC changes

From the 6th April this year, new regulations regarding the commissioning and displaying of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) will be introduced. Agents that fail to meet the new requirements could see themselves being investigated by Trading Standards and could face a fixed penalty fine.

Life happens whilst you make plans

New amendments to the Government's planning bill have been laid in Parliament to strengthen the scrutiny of national policy statements by the House of Lords, and tackle climate change...

A load of piffle?

In a bid to ensure a lasting legacy for London, Mayor Boris Johnson is in the middle of planning a £15 million monument to rival the Eiffel Tower, which will be built in the Olympic Park in time for the 2012 Games - but the tower already has its critics, who say that its design is going against Boris' former pledges not to litter London's skyline with any more tall buildings...

Chinese investors hit Dubai

They have already been bussed around to view repossessed properties in Florida but now coach loads of Chinese investors are set to tackle Dubai...

Will UK prices fall next year?

The Chief Executive of UK's Barclays bank has warned that house prices are likely to fall a further 10 to 15 per cent next year...

Registration of the nation

Further details of the Government's proposed register for private residential landlords in England have been published...

Retail suffers in N.Ireland

Retail vacancy rates in Northern Ireland are rising as the market continues to suffer in the prolonged recession, according to CB Richard Ellis...

Oz halves stamp duty

Come July 1st this year, all buyers of new homes in New South Wales, Australia, will be given a 50 per cent reduction in stamp duty in a bid to kick-start residential construction, jobs and economic activity across the state...

Boris calls in the heavies

Plans for a major office development in Canary Wharf have been called in by Boris Johnson after Tower Hamlets council refused to grant it planning consent...

‘Filthy’ London has ‘best nightlife’

The UK capital was also considered to have the worst-dressed locals in a survey of 2,376 European travellers by the TripAdvisor company...
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2022/08/18 07:12:23pm