Lobbying and Campaigning

Recently there have been countless proposals, reports, investigations and legislative changes to the property sector across the UK. We are in the thick of it, placing issues on the agenda, commenting in the media and challenging decision makers on the issues that matter to you.

Learn more about the major changes to the industry that are affecting you and your business. Read our research that helps shape the arguments we make in media, whilst working with other organisations and in our consultation responses.

Ban on agent fees

Ban on agent fees

The Ban on Letting Agent Fees

On 23 November 2016 the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced that the Government would ban letting agents' fees to tenants in England. Read more...

Client Money Protection

Client Money Protection

We believe that all letting agents should belong to a Client Money Protection scheme to safeguard client money.  Read more...

Immigration Act

Immigration Act

Right to Rent checks was rolled out across England on 1 February 2016. View useful links and frequently asked questions here. Read more...

Regulation in Scotland

Scotland Agent Regulation

On 30 January 2018 the Scottish Government’s Register of Letting Agents comes into force for agents working in Scotland. Read more...

Rent Smart Wales

Rent Smart Wales

Private landlords with property in Wales are required to register both themselves and their rental properties. Read more...

Red and blue door

Housing and Planning Act

The Housing and Planning Act introduces new rules that landlords and letting agents need to be aware of. Read more...

Housing research

Housing Research

Study our research into the UK housing market. Our recent report focused on Brexit and the Property Market. Read more...

PRS reports

Private Rented Sector Reports

View reports containing research gathered from our members through our online survey. Read more...

Consultation responses

Consultation Responses

We respond to public consultations making our views clear on proposed legislation or the effects of existing policy. Read more...

Latest News

ARLA Propertymark responds to Scottish Government consultation on Universal Credit changes

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

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

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

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

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...