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 reiterates support for Gas Safety Week

21 September 2017

PRESS RELEASE: David Cox, Chief Executive, ARLA Propertymark reiterates our support for Gas Safety Week. Read More...

Renters can't imagine buying their own home

15 September 2017

A new study has revealed that 31% of tenants in rented accommodation cannot imagine ever owning their own home. Read More...

Results of Rental Repair Survey published in Fixflo Report 2017

15 September 2017

Fixflo has published the 2017 Fixflo Report, which rounds up the answers provided by nearly 400 lettings professionals managing almost 90,000 rental properties for the company’s annual Rental Repairs Survey. Read More...

London must 'Build to Rent' to meet needs of residents

13 September 2017

A new report released by London First has made the case for increased 'build to rent' development across London's boroughs. Read More...

Spicerhaart acquires Butters John Bee

13 September 2017

Spicerhaart, an ARLA Propertymark Protected agency has announced the acquisition of Butters John Bee. Read More...