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

Tenant Fees Bill reaches the House of Lords

17 September 2018

The controversial Bill that will ban most charges set by landlords and letting agents to tenants in England has started its journey through the upper chamber. Read More...

Section 21: Changes in England from October

17 September 2018

The Deregulation Act 2015 made changes to prevent ‘retaliatory evictions’ and all new tenancies starting on or after 1 October 2015 had to adhere to new guidelines as to when and how a landlord can serve a Section 21 notice. Read More...

Time is running out to register in Scotland

17 September 2018

By 1 October, Scottish letting agents must ensure that they have joined the Register of Letting Agents, or they’ll be breaking the law. Read More...

Be prepared for HMO changes in England

14 September 2018

In England on 1 October, the criteria for what kind of House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) needs a mandatory licence is being extended and agents will need to ensure they’re keeping landlords up to date with the incoming change in legislation and making sure that applicable properties are licensed. Read More...

Rugg Review outlines further challenges for policy makers

13 September 2018

Ten years on from Julie Rugg’s first review into England’s private rented sector in 2008 her second comprehensive study The Evolving Private Rented Sector: Its Contribution and Potential was launched on 10 September 2018 with support from the Nationwide Foundation. Read More...