Government plans to help those overpaying for energy

Thursday 01 March 2018

On 26 February, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy announced in a written statement to parliament that they plan to introduce a cap to domestic energy bills to help protect the most vulnerable from overpaying for their energy needs.

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Supply of London rental properties at critical point – now 46% lower than the national average

Wednesday 28 February 2018

PRESS RELEASE: The number of properties available to rent in London stood at 46 per cent below the national average in January, ARLA Propertymark reveals.

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Scottish rent costs rocket in January

Wednesday 28 February 2018

PRESS RELEASE: Almost half (44 per cent) of Scottish tenants saw their rent costs rise in January, a considerable contrast to the national average of 19%, ARLA Propertymark reveals.

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Change of tenancy fee ok, says Minister for Housing and Homelessness

Tuesday 27 February 2018

Heather Wheeler MP, Minister for Housing and Homelessness at MHCLG was the latest witness to give oral evidence in the CLG Select Committee's sessions on the Private Rented Sector and Draft Tenant Fees Bill, along with Becky Perks and Anne Frost, also from MHCLG.

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CLG Select Committee on PRS and Draft Tenant Fees Bill - the chartered institutes

Monday 26 February 2018

Representatives from various housing related chartered institutes were the latest to give oral evidence in the CLG Select Committee's Private Rented Sector and Draft Tenant Fees Bill on 21 February 2018.

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CLG Select Committee on PRS and Draft Tenant Fees Bill - the borough councils

Friday 23 February 2018

On 21 February 2018, representatives from various borough councils gave oral evidence to the CLG Select Committee as they continued their scrutiny of the private rented sector (PRS) and the Draft Tenant Fees Bill.

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Behind the scenes with David Cox

Tuesday 20 February 2018

The big news from January was that ARLA Propertymark Chief Executive, David Cox gave exceptional evidence at the CLG Select Committee’s evidence session on the Private Rented Sector and Draft Tenant Fees Bill, but did you know it's part of a much wider lobbying strategy?

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Further evidence sessions on PRS and Draft Tenant Bill

Monday 19 February 2018

Later this week the Communities and Local Government Committee will hear further evidence, this time from local authorities and representative bodies, covering the topics of licensing schemes and whether the draft Tenant Fees Bill allow for sufficient enforcement powers.

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Homelessness (End of Life Care) Bill proposed

Thursday 15 February 2018

A Bill introduced by Liberal Democrate MP Sir Edward Davey, on 7 February under the 10 minute rule motion, aims to offer housing and support for the terminally ill homelessness so they don’t have to die alone on the streets.

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Flexible training and CPD from award-winning software provider

Wednesday 14 February 2018

Reapit and Propertymark are proud to announce a new partnership to help ARLA members to improve software skills and achieve their mandatory CPD commitments.

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The GDPR countdown has begun

Monday 12 February 2018

General Data Protection Regulation coming into force in May will mean fundamental changes in how businesses handle personal data - so if you don't already have a plan in place, now is the time to be thinking about one.

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Energy Efficiency and conditions consultation analysis

Tuesday 06 February 2018

The Scottish Government has released their analysis of their findings from the public consultation on energy efficiency and condition standards in private rented housing.

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Council crackdown on short-term lets

Monday 05 February 2018

A London council is planning to crack down on AirBnB type lets after receiving a string of complaints where homeowners have rented out their properties for more than the maximum 90 days.

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ARLA Propertymark gives compelling evidence at CLG evidence session

Friday 02 February 2018

ARLA Propertymark Chief Executive David Cox gave compelling evidence at a second CLG evidence session on 29 January on the Private Rented Sector and the Draft Tenant Fees Bill, which was broadcast live on Parliament TV.

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Rent Smart Wales continue crackdown

Thursday 01 February 2018

Landlords in Wales who manage their own properties are being reminded that they must submit their licence application to Rent Smart Wales to avoid prosecution.

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