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...

London Rental Standard

London Rental Standard

This initiative, introduced by Boris Johnson, aims to raise the standards of London’s private rented sector. 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

Leading the way with immersive media technology

17 February 2017

ARLA Propertymark agents Sawyer and Co are leading the way when it comes to offering their clients more reasons to list their property with them. Read More...

Don't neglect your CPD - it's a vital part of membership

17 February 2017

One of the biggest concerns members have about CPD is the time and cost element. But even if you don't realise it, the chances are you are already learning and engaged with your job in ways that can be logged against your membership profile as CPD. Read More...

Banning Orders - not open enough and no combined list

17 February 2017

ARLA Propertymark has recently responded to the Government’s consultation on what offences will constitute a banning order under the Housing and Planning Act 2016. Read More...

Housing White Paper - how will it affect you?

17 February 2017

On 7 February 2017 the Government published its long awaited Housing White Paper entitled ‘Fixing our broken housing market’ with a number of issues outlining the Government’s plan to improve safeguards in the Private Rented Sector and make renting fairer for tenants. Read More...

JCWI slams Right to Rent checks

15 February 2017

The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI) have presented evidence which shows that Right to Rent checks are discriminating against British citizens. Read More...