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

Welsh Government launch consultation on fees charged to tenants

21 July 2017

The Welsh Government has launched its consultation on banning fees to tenants. The launch of the consultation comes after the Welsh Government announced on the 27 June that they will take legislative action to prevent ‘unfair’ fees. Read More...

TDS launches Code of Recommended Practice

19 July 2017

The UK’s longest running provider of tenancy deposit schemes, TDS, launched its Code of Recommended Practice for deposit protection in 17 July, continuing its on-going remit of improving standards in the private rented sector. Read More...

Rent Smart Wales continues to prosecute for non-compliance

17 July 2017

A Cardiff landlord who ignored the Rent Smart Wales scheme faces a bill of more than £3,500 for non-compliance. Read More...

4,700 responses to ban on fees consultation

11 July 2017

On 5 July 2017, Roger Godsiff, the Member of Parliament for Birmingham Hall Green asked the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the merits of ensuring that legislation on letting agent fees will include provisions to prevent landlords from passing on any increases in their costs to tenants via higher rents. Read More...

Grenfell tragedy puts fire safety on the agenda across the UK

06 July 2017

On 21 June the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) released urgent safety advice calling for owners, landlords and managers of private residential blocks in England to act immediately to check cladding on their buildings. Read More...