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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