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

Improvements to Universal Credit Alternative Payment Arrangement

13 April 2017

On 11 April 2017, the Department for Work and Pensions brought in improvements to the Alternative Payment Arrangement UC47 applications forms removing the need for landlords to provide additional evidence. Read More...

5 ways for lettings agents to minimise late payments

13 April 2017

Small and medium-sized enterprises in the UK are owed a staggering £26.3 billion in late payment debt. Will new regulations tackle UK late payment debt? And what can you do yourself to minimise late payments? Read More...

Universal Credit: housing costs for 18 to 21 year olds

12 April 2017

From 1 April 2017, the rules have changed for young people aged 18 to 21 who want to claim help with housing costs in areas where Universal Credit is fully rolled out. Read More...

We respond to Northern Ireland proposals for private rented sector

12 April 2017

Back in January the Department for Communities published proposals for significant changes to the sector including introducing Agent Regulation, subjecting all unfit properties built before 1956 to rent control and banning letting agent fees. Read More...

ARLA Propertymark members lead the way with new apprenticeships

10 April 2017

Leading property management company, Rendall & Rittner has signed up five aspiring apprentices for its pilot group of the first ever Government Apprenticeship in Housing and Property Management. The apprentices visited the office on Thursday 9 March to see their head office and meet with directors for National Apprenticeship Week. Read More...