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ARLA Propertymark responds to Scottish Government consultation on Universal Credit changes

Thursday 16 March 2017

ARLA Propertymark has responded to the Scottish Government’s consultation on changes to Universal Credit. The proposals would allow Universal Credit applicants in Scotland to receive payments twice monthly, with those on managed payments having the option of their rent being paid directly to their landlord. Read More...


Treasury will not regulate letting agents for money laundering

Thursday 16 March 2017

HM Treasury has published a consultation on draft Money Laundering Regulations 2017 and their response to the recent consultation on the Fourth Money Laundering Directive, stating their intention not to regulate lettings activity. Read More...




Rogue landlords to face penalties up to £30,000 from 6 April

Thursday 16 March 2017

The Government have confirmed that new measures to crack down on rogue landlords will come into force on 6 April. Read More...


ARLA Propertymark and RLA push for meeting with Welsh Minister responsible for decision on fees

Wednesday 15 March 2017

ARLA Propertymark and the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) have written a joint letter to Carl Sargeant AM, the Welsh Communities Secretary, to press for a meeting to discuss the implications of the UK Government’s decision to ban letting agent’s fees to tenants and how any subsequent ban in Wales would affect the sector as a whole. Read More...




Rent Smart Wales takes stock and makes public register live

Tuesday 14 March 2017

Recent information provided to ARLA Propertymark from Rent Smart Wales shows that as of 31 January 2017 around 32,213 people have been trained for the purpose of obtaining a licence with Rent Smart Wales. Read More...


Business Rates Revaluation

Wednesday 08 March 2017

Whilst the Chancellor, Philip Hammond tried to make light of the Spring Budget with countless jokes and jibes at the opposition, his announcement concerning business rates is no laughing matter. Read More...


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