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

Universal Credit in the news again for all the wrong reasons

16 November 2017

Universal Credit is in the news again for all the wrong reasons. We've lobbied the Government over our concerns about this recently introduced benefit, but real-life examples of tenant hardship were brought to the fore in a heated debate in the House of Commons yesterday. Read More...

Chief Executive's update

13 November 2017

It’s been one of the busiest months we can remember here at Propertymark HQ with the Government having announced more consultations, reports and legislation than you can shake a stick at. With so much going on, as part of a running feature we take a look at how ARLA Propertymark Chief Executive David Cox has been spending his time serving our members’ interests. Read More...

Summary of responses for tobacco consultation

13 November 2017

Back in May, ARLA Propertymark responded to the Government's consultation on the illicit trading and smuggling of tobacco products, in a bid to crack down on tobacco duty evasion. Read More...

Electrical Safety Standards in the private rented sector: working group report

10 November 2017

A Government working group of industry experts set up to assess the current electrical safety risk to private sector tenants and provide guidance on any legislative requirements, have now published their view on the regulation and standards on electrical safety within the private rented sector PRS. Read More...

ARLA Propertymark signs cross-party letter calling for end to LHA freeze

10 November 2017

ARLA Propertymark has signed a cross-party letter, initiated by Shelter, calling for end to the Local Housing Allowance freeze. Read More...