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Propertymark aims to put housing on party conference agenda

Propertymark is extending its political engagement and reach by exhibiting at the party conferences this week.

The agency trade body will be at the Conservative Party Conference until Wednesday 4 October and the Labour Party Conference from Sunday 8 October 2023 to Wednesday 13 October 2023.

Its aim is to highlight ongoing issues faced by members and offering solutions to key political figures.


This year the Conservative Party Conference takes place in Manchester and the Labour Party will be gathering in Liverpool. Both conferences are likely to be the last party gathering before a General Election that is expected next year. 

The housing crisis has become a key area for policy makers as the political parties look to set out their plans to win over voters, Propertymark said.

It has a series of meetings arranged with politicians and will be exhibiting to highlight the importance of qualified and trained property professionals who do so much to support consumers to buy, sell and rent homes. 

The professional body will also outline its solutions to reform the private rented sector, improve the home buying and selling process, make energy efficiency rules work for the property sector and reduce economic crime.  

Nathan Emerson, chief executive of Propertymark, said: “Engaging with politicians and policy makers across the political divide is a key part of what we do. This year’s conferences are an important milestone in the political calendar and look set to be the most engaging in recent years as we gear up for a General Election. 

“Housing is such an important issue so we will be there representing our members and championing the needs of the sector to those that matter and who have the power to make the right decisions.”

  • Andrew Stanton PROPTECH-PR A Consultancy for Proptech Founders

    Great to see how Michael Gove transformed housing during his time as secretary, clearly pressure from industry membership organisations is a winning play. Glad that Grenfell, house building targets, cladding, ESG, the 'Renters Reform' ... the list goes on, has all been squared away. One saving grace Nandy has been taken away from housing ... so if Labour do get in we will not have a 'Truss' housing moment in the first week.


    i mean this has to be sarcasm surely?

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    House Building Targets - Incentivise or penalise the house builders to build more houses. Introduce Tax on land held for more than 5 years and introduce a higher rate of tax if developed on land held for more than 5 years- Simples

    PRS - Leave well alone!


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