Welsh Government launch consultation on fees charged to tenants

Friday 21 July 2017

The Welsh Government has launched its consultation on banning fees to tenants. The launch of the consultation comes after the Welsh Government announced on the 27 June that they will take legislative action to prevent ‘unfair’ fees.

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TDS launches Code of Recommended Practice

Wednesday 19 July 2017

The UK’s longest running provider of tenancy deposit schemes, TDS, launched its Code of Recommended Practice for deposit protection in 17 July, continuing its on-going remit of improving standards in the private rented sector.

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Rent Smart Wales continues to prosecute for non-compliance

Monday 17 July 2017

A Cardiff landlord who ignored the Rent Smart Wales scheme faces a bill of more than £3,500 for non-compliance.

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4,700 responses to ban on fees consultation

Tuesday 11 July 2017

On 5 July 2017, Roger Godsiff, the Member of Parliament for Birmingham Hall Green asked the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the merits of ensuring that legislation on letting agent fees will include provisions to prevent landlords from passing on any increases in their costs to tenants via higher rents.

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Grenfell tragedy puts fire safety on the agenda across the UK

Thursday 06 July 2017

On 21 June the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) released urgent safety advice calling for owners, landlords and managers of private residential blocks in England to act immediately to check cladding on their buildings.

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Scotland's homelessness stats revealed

Monday 03 July 2017

The Scottish Government has produced a publication assessing the number of households in temporary accommodation and has provided information on homelessness applications and data on households placed in unsuitable accommodation.

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Newham commit to renewing borough-wide licensing scheme

Friday 30 June 2017

Following an extensive consultation, Newham Council have taken the decision to introduce Selective Licensing for landlords and letting agents in the London Borough of Newham.

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Keeping up with CPD

Wednesday 28 June 2017

With half of the year gone already, have you been logging your annual CPD hours?

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Welsh Government to introduce Bill to prevent unfair fees

Monday 26 June 2017

On 27 June 2017 the Welsh Government’s legislative priorities for the coming year (2017-18) were outlined in an annual statement by the First Minister, Carwyn Jones. It included news that the Welsh Government will take legislative action to tackle the fees charged to tenants in the private rented sector.

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Fact sheets - have you got yours?

Friday 23 June 2017

With so many regulative changes recently, it can often be tricky to stay ahead of new legislation. That is why we have put together a compendium of fact sheets, to bring you the most important information as and when you need it.

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It's rewarding to be a rep!

Wednesday 21 June 2017

Do you want to play a more active role in the way ARLA Propertymark is run? If so, then we have just the opportunity for you, which is as rewarding as it is challenging and influential!

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ARLA Propertymark comments on the draft Tenants’ Fees Bill announced in the Queen’s Speech

Wednesday 21 June 2017

PRESS RELEASE: David Cox, Chief Executive, ARLA Propertymark has commented on the draft Tenants’ Fees Bill to ban charging tenants ‘lettings fees’ announced in the Queen’s Speech.

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URGENT: tower block safety

Wednesday 21 June 2017

DCLG has released urgent safety advice following the Grenfell Tower fire in London last week.

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UK Government urged to end health and safety deregulation following Grenfell Tower blaze

Tuesday 20 June 2017

A health and safety collective have been the driving force behind an open letter urging the Government to scrap its approach to deregulation of health and safety legislation in light of the horrific Grenfell Tower blaze.

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Meet your new ARLA presidential team

Monday 19 June 2017

The new presidential team were welcomed aboard at the Propertymark AGM on Friday, followed by a celebratory Presidents' Dinner at The Savoy, London.

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British Sprinkler Alliance warned Government of woeful Fire Safety Guidance and Building Regulations

Monday 19 June 2017

Just a week before the Grenfell Tower disaster, the British Sprinkler Alliance warned of a long overdue review of Fire Safety Guidance and Building Regulations. With so many lessons to be learnt from the devastating blaze, their argument for a major shake-up in the way the Government tackles fire safety is more poignant then ever.

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ARLA and NAEA comment on the appointment of Alok Sharma as Housing and Planning Minister

Thursday 15 June 2017

PRESS RELEASE: David Cox, Chief Executive, ARLA Propertymark (Association of Residential Letting Agents) and Mark Hayward, Chief Executive, NAEA Propertymark (National Association of Estate Agents) comment:

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Loveitts strengthens its board of directors

Friday 09 June 2017

Leading Propertymark Protected letting agents Loveitts has strengthened its property prowess with the appointment of three new board members. The announcement by Coventry and Warwickshire’s longest established property firm reflects the impressive growth of the business.

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Bradleys celebrate 25 years in style

Thursday 08 June 2017

Monday 1 June, 1992 saw Bradleys estate and lettings agents, open their doors to the public for the first time. Fast forward 25 years to Thursday 1 June, 2017 to witness the team of over 200 staff celebrate their landmark 25th anniversary.

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RSW plants it's flag in the sand

Thursday 01 June 2017

Last week we reported that Rent Smart Wales (RSW) had began enforcement activity under the powers granted to them by the Housing Act (Wales) 2014. Since then RSW have planted their flag firmly in the sand by announcing that they have made their first successful prosecution under the scheme, showing that strong rhetoric will be backed up with action on the ground by teams of enforcement officers.

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ARLA Propertymark respond to Build to Rent consultation

Thursday 25 May 2017

The Government consultation on changes to planning policy to promote the uptake of Build to Rent properties has now closed.

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Time is running out to make our case against a ban on fees

Monday 22 May 2017

You only have until Friday this week to respond to the consultation and less two weeks until the General Election.

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If housing were the only issue, who would you vote for?

Monday 22 May 2017

With the General Election looming, we take a look at what the three major parties have in store for the housing sector.

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Vote for your next ARLA Propertymark VP

Friday 19 May 2017

Voting is now open for you to vote for your next ARLA Propertymark Vice President.

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NAEA and ARLA comment on the housing policies out-lined in the Conservative, Labour and Lib Dem Manifestos

Thursday 18 May 2017

PRESS RELEASE: Mark Hayward, Chief Executive, NAEA Propertymark and David Cox, Chief Executive, ARLA Propertymark comment on the housing policies out-lined in the Conservative, Labour and Lib Dem Manifestos:

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Agents and landlords warned of law change

Wednesday 17 May 2017

Landlords and agents throughout the UK with properties in Wales are being reminded that they could be unwittingly breaking the law due to legislative changes.

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Up to £32,500 available to private sector landlords in Scotland

Tuesday 16 May 2017

Private rented sector landlords and homeowners can now apply for an interest free green home loan up to £32,500 as part of plans to increase the energy efficiency of under-performing homes, and encourage the use of renewable technologies across Scotland.

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And the winner is...

Monday 15 May 2017

On Friday evening, Propertymark Qualifications held its annual awards ceremony to celebrate excellence in property industry qualifications achieved during 2016.

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Vote for your next ARLA Propertymark VP

Friday 12 May 2017

It is that time of year again when you have the chance to vote for your next ARLA Propertymark Vice President.

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Blockchain reaction

Thursday 11 May 2017

A new generation of proptech is seeking to transform the property industry by changing how we buy, sell and rent.

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