Renters can't imagine buying their own home

Friday 15 September 2017

A new study has revealed that 31% of tenants in rented accommodation cannot imagine ever owning their own home.

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Results of Rental Repair Survey published in Fixflo Report 2017

Friday 15 September 2017

Fixflo has published the 2017 Fixflo Report, which rounds up the answers provided by nearly 400 lettings professionals managing almost 90,000 rental properties for the company’s annual Rental Repairs Survey.

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London must 'Build to Rent' to meet needs of residents

Wednesday 13 September 2017

A new report released by London First has made the case for increased 'build to rent' development across London's boroughs.

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Spicerhaart acquires Butters John Bee

Wednesday 13 September 2017

Spicerhaart, an ARLA Propertymark Protected agency has announced the acquisition of Butters John Bee.

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Gas Safety Week 2017 - enforcement crackdown and real life cases

Wednesday 13 September 2017

The seventh annual Gas Safety Week takes place this month, and the level of enforcement activity is unprecedented for landlords and their agents.

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ARLA Propertymark react to Westminster Hall debate on proposed fee ban

Wednesday 06 September 2017

Earlier Today a Westminster Hall debate took place on the ‘proposed ban on letting agent fees to tenants’ in England. The debate was sponsored by Kevin Hollinrake MP and received a response from the Housing Minister.

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Scotland's Programme for Government

Wednesday 06 September 2017

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon set out her Programme for Government this week, outlining actions the Government will take in the forthcoming year.

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Property Ombudsman to introduce 24-hour web chat service

Monday 04 September 2017

The Property Ombudsman (TPO) has announced plans to launch a 24-hour chat function, aimed at enhancing the way consumer complaints are handled online.

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Propertymark TV advert goes live this week

Monday 04 September 2017

From considering creative agencies, to initial concept, to storyboarding, to filming day - our forthcoming advertising campaign has taken a lot of energy and hard work to get off the ground as it has continued at breakneck speed, which will culminate with the launch of the Propertymark TV advert later this week.

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Propertymark TV advert goes live!

Monday 04 September 2017

After months in the making, our brand new television advert is finally here!

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ARLA Propertymark respond to fees ban consultation (Wales)

Monday 04 September 2017

ARLA Propertymark has submitted its views to the Welsh Government’s consultation on fees charged to tenants in the private rented sector, arguing that if fees to tenants are banned outright landlords are likely to pass on higher agents’ fees to tenants in the form of higher rent.

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Guide for agents as busiest day for tenancy ends approaches

Friday 01 September 2017

With the annual busiest day for end of tenancies approaching, the country’s leading deposit protection provider TDS has launched a new guide to make the process of concluding a lease easier for tenants, landlords and agents.

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Right to Rent checks and students with time limited ID

Friday 01 September 2017

Help is at hand for agents struggling to carry out Right to Rent checks on overseas students in joint tenancies prior to the start of the academic year.

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Do you qualify for a FREE healthcheck of your client money accounts?

Thursday 31 August 2017

ARLA Propertymark is pleased to announce we have been working with The Letting Partnership to offer a cost effective solution to client account reporting.

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Greenslade Taylor Hunt joins forces to expand their offering

Wednesday 30 August 2017

Greenslade Taylor Hunt are strengthening their position as the leading West Country property partnership by merging with the well-regarded independent agency Chanin and Thomas.

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How to Protect deposits and avoid financial penalties

Tuesday 29 August 2017

The good folks at Safe Deposits Scotland have been working with us to provide essential advice for landlords and their agents on how to protect deposits and avoid financial penalties.

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Gas safety advice from London Fire Brigade

Thursday 17 August 2017

ARLA Propertymark has recently been contacted by Her Majesty’s Senior Coroner for Inner west London. The Coroner has examined a case of a woman whose death was caused by an explosion in her flat which resulted from a broken gas pipe below the kitchen floor.

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Personal injury law and you

Thursday 17 August 2017

On 20 March 2017, the Justice Department announced changes to the personal injury discount rates applied to lump sum compensation awards.

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Do you know about Register My Appliance?

Thursday 17 August 2017

As a letting agent, safety within homes you manage should be a top priority. To help ensure products and appliances remain safe, the Association of Manufacturers of Domestic Appliances (AMDEA), set up Register My Appliance (RMA) as a not-for-profit safety initiative.

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Are you ready to be put in the spotlight?

Wednesday 16 August 2017

Progress with the first advertising campaign to highlight the importance of using an agent offering Propertymark Protection has moved on considerably this week.

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ARLA Propertymark contribute to PRS and poverty research project

Wednesday 16 August 2017

ARLA Propertymark has provided information to the Cambridge Centre for Housing & Planning Research (CCHPR) who have been commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation to investigate how to improve the English private rented sector as a source of accommodation for people in poverty.

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Westminster Hall debate on fees

Tuesday 15 August 2017

A Westminster Hall debate for MPs on the proposed ban on letting agent fees has been scheduled for 6 September at 9.30am. The debate has been called by Kevin Hollinrake MP for Thirsk and Malton, Chair and founder of Hunters Estate Agents.

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ARLA Propertymark submits views for Grenfell Terms of Reference

Monday 14 August 2017

The consultation period to establish Terms of Reference for the Grenfell Tower inquiry has now closed, after being extended by one week following feedback from local residents.

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HM Land Registry signals the start of its transformation

Monday 14 August 2017

HM Land Registry has released its Annual Report and Accounts, setting out its ambitious target to become the world’s leading land registry for speed, simplicity and open approach to data.

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DWP issue revised Universal Credit guidance to landlords

Monday 14 August 2017

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have revised the Universal Credit and rented housing guide for landlords.

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Universal Credit to be introduced in Northern Ireland from September

Thursday 03 August 2017

Universal Credit will be introduced in Northern Ireland on a phased geographical basis from 27 September 2017.

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Liverpool Licensing now refusing fee discounts

Thursday 03 August 2017

The Liverpool Landlord Licensing Scheme allows for license holders to receive discounted fees if they have opted in to one of the chosen regulators - one of them being ARLA Propertymark.

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Full steam ahead for HS2

Wednesday 26 July 2017

HS2 Ltd and the Department for Transport have announced new changes to the controversial HS2 high-speed railway route, and released information on the compensation schemes available to those affected.

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Ransomware – should your agency be worried?

Monday 24 July 2017

Since WannaCry's cyber attack hit the NHS back in May, and Petya also made it into the headlines in June, ransomware has become the focus of much attention - and rightly so.

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Membership criteria streamlined for Scotland

Monday 24 July 2017

ARLA Propertymark has proposed to remove the requirement for members in Scotland who only work solely in lettings to belong to a redress scheme.

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