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Propertymark Protected agency launches its 2020 green vision campaign

13 December 2018

ARLA Propertymark Protected Newton Property, one of Scotland’s leading lettings companies, has this week launched its national 2020 Green Energy Vision campaign helping Scotland embrace a more sustainable, environmentally-friendly future. Read More...

Double-edged sword as cost of student lets rises

10 December 2018

Universities across the UK have seen student numbers escalate over recent years and they had to turn to the private sector to help ensure supply of accommodation. According to a report released last week by Unipol and National Union of Students (NUS), this has been a double-edged sword, bringing both benefits to students, and cost implications. Read More...

Court case serves as stark reminder to agents on Section 21

Monday 05 March 2018

Robert Bolwell, Partner and Head of Landlord and Tenant at Dutton Gregory, the ARLA Legal Helpline provider, has highlighted a recent County Court decision in relation to Section 21.

The decision highlights potential problems for agents who failed to serve the correct paperwork before a tenancy started and need to issue a Section 21 notice to regain possession.

While the decision of the County Court is not binding on other parts of the judicial system, it does serve to remind agents managing properties in England of the importance of serving tenants with deposit registration details, an EPC certificate, the latest version of the MHCLG How to Rent guide, any relevant licences and a gas safety certificate where appropriate, prior to occupation.

Agents’ processes may also benefit from using LetFlo to support and streamline their administration and compliance. 

Read Robert Bolwell’s advice here

Members should ensure that they are reading their ARLA Propertymark fortnightly newsletter (and get in touch if they are not receiving it) and book a place on the next regional meeting for any further developments in relation to the case.