Sign up and make CMP compulsory for letting agents now

Tuesday 01 December 2015

Support ARLA's campaign to make Client Money Protection compulsory and increase protection for tenants and landlords.

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Christopher Hamer joins ARLA and NAEA as property advisor

Tuesday 01 December 2015

The Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) and the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) are pleased to announce Christopher Hamer will today be joining the Associations as a Special Advisor.

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Bond agent kept busy following release of Spectre

Friday 27 November 2015

The name’s Cox. Chris Cox. Since the release of Casino Royale nine years ago, Finders Keepers Letting Agent Chris Cox has been moonlighting as a James Bond lookalike.

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Retaliatory Eviction Timelines

Thursday 26 November 2015

The Deregulation Act 2015 introduced a number of important changes to when a landlord may serve a Section 21 Notice in order to regain possession of their property. The Act is designed to improve the possession process for landlords and tenants.

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ARLA FOI request to Rent Smart Wales

Wednesday 25 November 2015

Since the introduction of Rent Smart Wales and concerns over fees ARLA has issued a freedom of information (FOI) request to Rent Smart Wales on the formula used to calculate agents’ licence fee. The text of our FOI is as follows:

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Autumn Statement and Spending Review

Wednesday 25 November 2015

This year the Chancellor of the Exchequer combined the Autumn Statement with the Spending Review, produced by the Office for Budget Responsibility.

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Rent Smart Wales officially launches

Wednesday 25 November 2015

The Welsh Government has officially launched Rent Smart Wales and there are a lot of significant changes that you need to know about if you are an agent who manages property in Wales or a landlord with a rental property in Wales.

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Primary Authority guidance on how to publicise fees

Wednesday 25 November 2015

Our Primary Authority agreement with Warwickshire Country Council has proved it's worth again as they issue guidance about how letting agents need to display their fees.

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Agents in Wales must display fees from 23 November

Thursday 19 November 2015

Yesterday afternoon the Welsh Government issued notification that from Monday 23 November letting agents in Wales will have a legal obligation under the Consumer Rights Act 2015 to publicise their fees.

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Inquiry into The Economics of the UK Housing Market

Friday 13 November 2015

The Economic Affairs Committee of the House of Lords, chaired by Lord Hollick, is conducting an inquiry into The Economics of the United Kingdom Housing Market.

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ARLA MD gives evidence on Scottish tenancies

Friday 13 November 2015

On 11 November 2015, David Cox, Managing Director of the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) gave evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee about the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill, which aims to replace the current system of private tenancies in Scotland.

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Have you checked your bank account recently?

Friday 13 November 2015

We have had a small number of reports from members that certain banks have been taking steps to re-designate their client accounts as office accounts.

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Important regional changes for ARLA

Thursday 12 November 2015

We've got a brand new regional rep, and are looking for more. Could you be one of them?

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Outcome of Tackling rogue landlords and improving the private rental sector

Thursday 12 November 2015

DCLG have published the full outcome of their consultation: Tackling rogue landlords and improving the private rental sector. Over 600 responses were given, including our own.

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Take part in consultation on extending mandatory licensing

Thursday 12 November 2015

This month DCLG have launched a technical discussion document: Extending mandatory licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) and related reforms.

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