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

All agents managing lettings in England will need to belong to an approved CMP scheme by 1 April 2019. 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

The Scottish Letting Agent Register is now open for applications, join before 1 October 2018 to avoid the late fee. 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

London ranked as number one city for PropTech in Europe

21 May 2018

Tech experts say London is the leading city in Europe when it comes to the usage of technology in the built environment, according to research from Osborne Clarke. Read More...

Universal Credit and LHA reform causing hardship to Scottish welfare claimants

17 May 2018

A recent report published by the Scottish Government shows that recent changes to welfare policy and Universal Credit are causing hardship to Scottish welfare claimants. Read More...

CMP mandatory from 1 April 2019 - here's how it transpired

10 May 2018

We announced last week that ARLA Propertymark's campaign for mandatory Client Money Protection (CMP) has finally been won, but how did the victory come about, and what do the regulations mean for agents? Read More...

Patrick Littlemore replaces retiring CEO of Marsh & Parsons

09 May 2018

David Brown, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Propertymark Protected lettings agency Marsh & Parsons Limited (Marsh & Parsons), is retiring from this role with effect from 9 May 2018. Read More...

Client Money Protection to become mandatory from 1 April 2019

03 May 2018

David Cox, Chief Executive, ARLA Propertymark comments on today’s announcement from the Government that all property agents will need to be part of an approved CMP scheme by 1st April 2019: Read More...