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

Government's in England and Wales are looking into the possibility of banning fees that agents charge to their tenants. 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

View useful links and frequently asked questions about the Immigration Act and Right to Rent checks here. Read more...

Paperwork

General Data Protection Regulation

On 25 May 2018 GDPR will come into force, if you haven't already started putting a plan into place, now is the time. Read more...

Regulation in Scotland

Scotland Agent Regulation

In early 2018 the Register of Letting Agents will open for applications 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

New app launched to revolutionise tenant application process

19 January 2018

In recent months, the Government has announced a raft of proposals and legislation aimed at protecting and extending tenants’ rights and regulating the private rented sector, stamping down on rogue agents and landlords in the process. Read More...

ARLA Propertymark provide evidence for Universal Credit debate in Parliament

19 January 2018

On 9 January 2018, Stephen Lloyd MP (Liberal Democrat, Eastbourne) led a Westminster Hall debate in Parliament about the effect of Universal Credit on the private rented sector, citing figures from ARLA Propertymark as evidence as to why further reform of Universal Credit is needed. Read More...

Draft Tenant Fees Bill - concerns over no impact assessment

19 January 2018

On Monday 8 January 2018 the Communities and Local Government Committee had its first evidence session examining the Draft Tenant Fees Bill where leading housing expert Dr Julie Rugg said that policy makers need to understand how letting agents work before knowing what the impact will be. Read More...

Clearer guidelines needed for Welsh Fitness for Human Habitation proposals

19 January 2018

ARLA Propertymark has responded to the Welsh Government’s consultation on fitness for human habitation pressing for clearer guidelines for landlords as they prepare for responsibilities to ensure a dwelling is fit for human habitation under the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016. Read More...

Rental properties come under the spotlight in Wales

18 January 2018

The Welsh Government has released data for 2016-17 which shows the number of assessments carried out by local authorities under the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS). Read More...