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Jonathan Quinn

November 2018

As we approach the end of another year, there seems to be little or no hope that we will see a working executive in Northern Ireland (NI) in 2018 and therefore the much anticipated review of the private rented sector will remain on the back burner until such times that we have a working government.

On a more positive note, we had a fantastic attendance at a recent joint meeting of NAEA Propertymark and ARLA Propertymark members. Together with the NAEA Propertymark regional reps, we helped put together a meeting of relevant content which was well received by a larger-than-normal audience. I sense there is an appetite for change within the industry. Those agents who choose to work under regulation recognise that mandatory regulation will improve the industry as a whole and maybe one day we will be proud when our children are asked what they want to be when they grow up and the answer is an estate or letting agent – imagine that!

Leaving aside regulation or legislation, on the ground, the private rented sector in NI has many of the same traits as in England, Wales and Scotland. Landlords are becoming increasingly aware of tax changes within the industry and some are leaving the sector, while others are definitely keeping an eye on what remains ahead. That said, demand remains high and there is evidence of rent increases throughout the region giving landlords a better return on investment.

I truly hope that my future contribution to this magazine will be inspired by dramatic changes within the lettings industry in NI, changes that we hope will take into consideration the lessons learnt from elsewhere in the UK. We can live and hope!

Jonathan Quinn FNAEA, FARLA
ARLA Propertymark Regional Representative

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