David Cox speaks at PRS APPG about fees

Monday 03 April 2017

On Monday 20 March 2017, ARLA Propertymark CEO David Cox spoke in Parliament at the All Parliamentary Party Group (APPG) for the Private Rented Sector who were conducting a session on “What will be the impact of the ban on letting agent fees paid by tenants?” The Group also invited a representative from Shelter to speak, followed by a Q and A session.

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Slam dunk victory for ARLA on CMP

Thursday 30 March 2017

After a long drawn out fight, ARLA has finally won the battle to get the government to introduce mandatory CMP for all agents in England.

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Robert Peston and William Hague Keynote ARLA Conference

Wednesday 29 March 2017

PRESS RELEASE: ARLA Propertymark yesterday held its annual ARLA Conference at ExCel London. The UK’s largest lettings conference and exhibition welcomed ITV Political Editor Robert Peston and Lord William Hague as keynote speakers and journalist and presenter Julian Worricker as conference moderator.

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Packed ExCel for interactive and dramatic ARLA Conference 2017

Wednesday 29 March 2017

ARLA Conference at ExCel, London was a theatrical show this year, featuring an array of passionately fought debates, and even a court room trial about Right to Rent complete with expert witnesses and a court-room backdrop. And the drama didn't end there...more on that later.

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Government Agrees to Mandatory CMP

Tuesday 28 March 2017

PRESS RELEASE: David Cox, Chief Executive, ARLA Propertymark comments on today’s announcement that the Government will be introducing compulsory client money protection (CMP) for all letting agents:

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Letting Fee Ban Will Hit Loyal Tenants Hardest

Tuesday 28 March 2017

PRESS RELEASE: The Government’s proposed ban on letting agent fees will cost tenants who stay in properties the longest hundreds of pounds, ARLA Propertymark (Association of Residential Letting Agents) in partnership with Capital Economics can reveal today.

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David Cox comments on the Client Money Protection (CMP) Review

Monday 27 March 2017

PRESS RELEASE: David Cox, Chief Executive, ARLA Propertymark comments on news that the Client Money Protection (CMP) Review has strongly recommended mandatory CMP.

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ARLA Propertymark responds to Scottish Government consultation on Universal Credit changes

Thursday 16 March 2017

ARLA Propertymark has responded to the Scottish Government’s consultation on changes to Universal Credit. The proposals would allow Universal Credit applicants in Scotland to receive payments twice monthly, with those on managed payments having the option of their rent being paid directly to their landlord.

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Treasury will not regulate letting agents for money laundering

Thursday 16 March 2017

HM Treasury has published a consultation on draft Money Laundering Regulations 2017 and their response to the recent consultation on the Fourth Money Laundering Directive, stating their intention not to regulate lettings activity.

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Rogue landlords to face penalties up to £30,000 from 6 April

Thursday 16 March 2017

The Government have confirmed that new measures to crack down on rogue landlords will come into force on 6 April.

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ARLA Propertymark and RLA push for meeting with Welsh Minister responsible for decision on fees

Wednesday 15 March 2017

ARLA Propertymark and the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) have written a joint letter to Carl Sargeant AM, the Welsh Communities Secretary, to press for a meeting to discuss the implications of the UK Government’s decision to ban letting agent’s fees to tenants and how any subsequent ban in Wales would affect the sector as a whole.

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Rent Smart Wales takes stock and makes public register live

Tuesday 14 March 2017

Recent information provided to ARLA Propertymark from Rent Smart Wales shows that as of 31 January 2017 around 32,213 people have been trained for the purpose of obtaining a licence with Rent Smart Wales.

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Business Rates Revaluation

Wednesday 08 March 2017

Whilst the Chancellor, Philip Hammond tried to make light of the Spring Budget with countless jokes and jibes at the opposition, his announcement concerning business rates is no laughing matter.

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Health and Safety: What You Need to Know

Monday 06 March 2017

An estate agency firm has been fined £200,000 for breaching the Health and Safety at Work Act, by failing to discharge a health and safety duty to a person other than an employee after a woman fell down a well during a property viewing last year.

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Comply and increase efficiency by tapping into utilities portal

Thursday 15 January 2015

Landlord and Tenant Address Portal (Landlord TAP) in an indispensable utilities portal which makes it easier for landlords and managing agents of properties in England & Wales to provide water companies with details of those responsible for the payment of water and/or sewerage charges for their tenanted properties.

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