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Tenant Fees Ban comes into force from 1 June 2019

15 January 2019

Today the government announced that the Tenant Fees Bill will come into force in England on 1 June 2019. Following today’s Third Reading in the House of Lords, the Bill is likely to receive Royal Assent in the coming weeks. Read More...

Line-up announced for ARLA Propertymark Conference 2019

14 January 2019

Just when you thought this year's ARLA Propertymark Conference couldn't get any bigger, we've added even more incredible industry names to the line-up. Read More...

The number of landlords selling up escalates in the east of England

Thursday 20 December 2018

PRESS RELEASE: The number landlords exiting the market in the East of England stood 100 per cent higher than the national average in November, ARLA Propertymark reveals.

Landlords have faced continued legislative change and increasing costs over the last few years, and many are either having to pass the costs on to tenants or exit the market. In November, the East of England was the highest region for landlords selling up, with eight per branch, compared to the national average of four.

David Cox, Chief Executive, ARLA Propertymark comments: “More than three quarters (78%) of ARLA Propertymark members think the number of landlords operating in the private rented sector will fall even further next year2 as they are driven out by rising costs. It’s therefore very likely that we’ll see the national average increase in line with what we’re seeing in the East of England. We’re all striving for the same end goal of improving the private rental sector for consumers, but the only thing which will truly create a better – fairer – market, is a dramatic increase in supply.”