Membership criteria streamlined for Scotland

Monday 24 July 2017

ARLA Propertymark has proposed to remove the requirement for members in Scotland who only work solely in lettings to belong to a redress scheme.

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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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