Scottish Parliament Committee publish report on Private Housing (Tenancies) Bill

Friday 22 January 2016

The Scottish Parliament’s Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee has published its Stage 1 Report on the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill.

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Meet your new ARLA representatives

Thursday 21 January 2016

We've had three new ARLA representatives start in the last month and now it's official, we thought now's a good time to introduce you to them. Including our rep for our newly created North Wales region, set up to make sure our members view are fully represented. Our other new reps will cover region 3 and region 11.

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Scottish Government introduces draft Code of Practice for letting agents

Thursday 21 January 2016

The Scottish Government have released a draft code of practice for letting agents. The Letting Code of Practice (Scotland) Regulations 2016 will be a huge shake up for the lettings industry when it comes into force on 31 January 2018.

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Our argument for a new housing court

Thursday 21 January 2016

We have responded to the Civil Justice Council’s Property Disputes Working Group discussion paper and highlighted the need for the establishment of a new housing court or tribunal to deal with all matters concerning housing and property.

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ARLA pushes for High Court enforcement

Thursday 21 January 2016

David Cox, Managing Director of the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA), has written to Michael Gove, the Secretary of State for Justice, urging him to consider allowing High Court Enforcement Officers (HCEOs) to enforce County Court Possession Orders without the need for landlords to make further applications to the Court.

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Rent Smart Wales approves our lettings qualifications

Wednesday 20 January 2016

Rent Smart Wales has approved the three NFOPP Awarding Body qualifications in lettings, which allow agents to become approved Rent Smart Wales licenced agents.

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Review of PRS in Northern Ireland

Friday 08 January 2016

The Department for Social Development in Northern Ireland is currently carrying out a Review into the Role and Regulation of the Private Rented Sector in part because it now accounts for 16% of all housing stock in Northern Ireland.

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Turning a blind eye to employees taking ‘working holidays’ is not an option

Friday 08 January 2016

The number of employees absent from work due to stress and mental health conditions is rising.

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Right to Rent checks mandatory in England from 1 February 2016

Friday 08 January 2016

Right to Rent checks will become mandatory for all adult occupiers with new tenancies in England from 1 February 2016

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Arbon Trust to help property professionals affected by the floods

Thursday 07 January 2016

Following the recent floods, the Arbon Trust – the fundraising initiative of National Federation of Property Professionals (NFoPP) – is putting aside £10,000 to help support past and present members of NAEA, ARLA, ICBA, NAVA and APIP facing severe financial difficulties as a result of the impact of floods on their homes.

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Workie tells business not to ignore workplace pension

Wednesday 06 January 2016

Up to half a million small and micro employers must act this year to meet their new workplace pensions duties or risk a fine, The Pensions Regulator has warned.

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