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 came into force, are you compliant?  Read more...

Regulation in Scotland

Scotland Agent Regulation

Since 1 October 2018, all letting agents in Scotland are required to be on the Scottish Letting Agent Register. 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

Is your client money really protected?

06 December 2018

If money is taken out of your client account without your knowledge is that a crime? I’m sure as a member of Propertymark and subscriber to their CMP scheme your answer is going to be “Yes, of course it is!”. Read More...

Amendment made to Tenant Fees Bill

04 December 2018

In another attack on the sector the Government has announced an amendment to the Tenant Fees Bill, that will see security deposits capped at the equivalent of five weeks’ rent. Read More...

Four bedroom properties fare well in latest report by Scottish Government

04 December 2018

The Private Rented Sector in Scotland has more than doubled in size since 1999. The latest Private Rented Sector Statistics released by the Scottish Government show that in the period 2010-2018, four-bedroom properties have fared particularly well, showing a cumulative rental price increase of 33.3 over the eight-year period, and an 11.8% increase within the last year alone. Read More...

Universal Credit: Top tips for landlords

04 December 2018

The Minister for Families, Supported Housing and Child Maintenance, Justin Tomlinson has issued some valuable advice for landlords (or managing agents) to help their tenants better understand Universal Credit and minimise problems with unpaid or late rent. Read More...

Propertymark 2018 property market analysis

03 December 2018

As we near the end of 2018, we have taken a look at our sales and lettings data, to reveal trends from the past year. Read More...