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And the award goes to...

17 October 2018

This afternoon, Propertymark Qualifications held its annual awards ceremony in the Cholmondeley Room at the House of Lords, celebrating excellence in learning and development in the property industry. Read More...

New research shows increase in landlords selling up

16 October 2018

A new report out shows a range of comparables from Q2 of 2018 compared to Q2 in 2017, such as rental supply and demand, along with data for furnished lets and rental premium for upper floors. Read More...

Renters to have major influence on outcome of next general election

15 October 2018

New research from insurance giants, AXA Insurance shows that future elections are set to be influenced much more powerfully by the UK’s growing contingent of private renters than ever before. Read More...

Government plan to review Carbon Monoxide laws

Tuesday 01 May 2018

On Monday 30 April 2018, the Government announced that later this year they will review the requirements for Carbon Monoxide Alarms in homes across England and examine whether existing legislation remains fit for purpose and consider reforms.

Since 1 October 2015, if properties are occupied by tenants, landlords and their agents must ensure that a Carbon Monoxide alarm is fitted in every room which contains a solid fuel burning combustion appliance.

The rules also state that a smoke alarm is equipped on each floor of the property on which there is room used wholly or partly as living accommodation.

Checks must be made by the landlord or letting agent to make sure that each alarm is in proper working order on the first day of the tenancy.

The review will address whether alarms should be required for all methods of heating, including gas and oil, the cost of alarms and new research on deaths caused by Carbon Monoxide.

The review will also consider whether the cost of alarms is affecting installation rates and will look at new research into the number of carbon monoxide poisonings.

ARLA Propertymark has worked closely with the Government before and following the introduction of the Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015.

ARLA Propertymark will be arguing for the Government to listen to expertise within the industry and the need for sensible regulations with practical lead in times.