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.
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.
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.
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.
The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI) have presented evidence which shows that Right to Rent checks are discriminating against British citizens.
PRESS RELEASE: Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) and National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) are today moving into a new era, altering their emphasis from industry facing licensing to consumer protection with the launch of Propertymark.
NAEA and ARLA comment on the various areas covered in the Government's housing white paper.
Housing tenants in the private rented sector are choosing to live in cold homes out of fear of high heating bills and losing their tenancy, according to new research by Sheffield Hallam University and funded by the Eaga Charitable Trust, an independent grant-giving trust committed to combatting fuel poverty.
PRESS RELEASE: National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) and Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) are pleased to announce they are working together with Rightmove, to offer more help and support to agents by sharing the latest market insight and keeping them up-to-date with new legislation for both sales and lettings.
On 1 February 2017, a landlord who failed to comply with an Improvement Notice and carry out essential repairs to his property was ordered to pay fines and costs of more than £6,000 following an investigation by Bristol City Council.
Staff at the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) have been building their knowledge of the world of residential lettings in a bid to improve customer experience.
In recent months the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) has been contacted by local councils about their plans to introduce Selective Licensing schemes in various locations across the country. ARLA members can use our unique Fact Sheets to help you understand what this means.
Figures from Rent Smart Wales reveal that as of 31 January 2017, 1,141 letting agents were licensed with Rent Smart Wales and 1,109 submitted agent licences are currently being assessed.
Last month ARLA submitted its views to HM Treasury for the Chancellor’s Spring Budget that is due to take place on Wednesday 8 March 2017.
PRESS RELEASE: ARLA opposes full fee ban and calls for fees to be spread over first six months of tenancy. After new ARLA research highlights the impact a full ban will have on tenants, letting agents and the wider housing market
According to ARLA’s latest monthly PRS Report for December, the average number of properties managed per branch in Scotland was 248, well above the UK average which was 188. This trend has been consistent in recent months and represents a strong finish to 2016 for the private rented sector in Scotland.
Tuesday 31 January 2017 marks a year to go until the Letting Agent Code of Practice comes into force in Scotland.
Earlier this month the Scottish Social Security Minister Jeane Freeman MSP announced that people in receipt of Universal Credit will have the choice of making the housing element directly payable to their landlord. The measure will be available to both tenants who let property from private landlords and those in social housing.
Do you know someone who has made a positive difference to the safety of those around them? Perhaps they’ve influenced the way an organisation deals with personal safety? Maybe they’ve gone above and beyond what’s expected in their own community to keep people safe?
There is just 12 months to go until letting agent regulation comes into force in Scotland.
In a letter to David Cox, Managing Director of Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) from Carwyn Jones, First Minister of Wales, he confirmed that no decision has yet been taken on introducing a ban on letting agent fees.
JCWI is keen to hear from ARLA members what their experience of Right to Rent has been so far.
On 12 January 2016 the Housing Minister Gavin Barwell made an appearance in front of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the Private Rented Sector and said the consultation is to inform the detail of the policy and how it would work.
Kivells are proud to announce they have raised a grand total of £2,183.83 for McMillian Cancer Support in 2016.
The Government has announced that the consultation on banning letting agent’s fees to tenants will take place in March/April 2017. The announcement came during a debate in the House of Lords this week where Baroness Grender, who introduced the Renters' Rights Bill, tabled a question asking about the “steps to implement a ban on lettings fees announced in the 2016 Autumn Statement.”
PRESS RELEASE: Commenting on this morning’s debate in the House of Lords where it was announced the consultation on the ban on fees will begin in March/April, David Cox, Managing Director at Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) says:
There are now around 150 laws that apply when letting a property. Here we highlight some of the key areas of legal responsibilities that agents who fully manage properties on behalf of landlords must adhere to.
The Government has hit landlords hard over the past 12 months with changes to the tax they pay and can claim back. Here we outline the tax rules which landlords need to consider.
The sea change sweeping the private rented sector in the UK has now spread to Northern Ireland with the Department for Communities publishing proposals for significant changes to the sector including introducing Agent Regulation, subjecting all unfit properties built before 1956 to rent control and banning letting agent fees.
Home identity scams are becoming more frequently reported in the mainstream media, with multiple prominent cases recently coming to light.