David Cox gives evidence to CMP review evidence session

Friday 28 October 2016

ARLA Managing Director David Cox gave evidence to a closed session at the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) in relation to the ongoing review into whether the Government should make Client Money Protection (CMP) mandatory for all letting agents.

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Recycling and Waste Management in Private Rented Property

Friday 28 October 2016

Recycling is one of the best ways for people to have a positive impact on the world in which we live. It’s vitally important that letting agents, landlords and tenants understand the importance of recycling and their responsibilities before, during and after a tenancy.

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Minimum rooms sizes proposed for HMOs

Wednesday 26 October 2016

Minimum rooms sizes have been proposed by the Government to tackle overcrowded homes and drive out rogue landlords in England. Also included is an extension of mandatory licensing parameters, a tougher 'fit and proper person' test and storage requirements.

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3% stamp duty for additional homes gets the go ahead in Wales

Tuesday 18 October 2016

In a disappointing move, the Welsh Government has announced that they will follow the UK's approach to revenue raising by keeping the 3% surcharge for additional homes post-devolution of Stamp Duty Land Tax powers. This continues what ARLA and NAEA MDs have called a "Punative regime" for Buy to Let landlords.

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Valuation Office Agency publish results of PRS user engagement survey

Friday 14 October 2016

The Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) attended a user engagement workshop with the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) to follow up on the results of the VOA’s questionnaire in April.

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AirBnB - implications for agents and landlords

Thursday 13 October 2016

Marveen Smith, Partner at PainSmith Solicitors highlights a recent phenomena brought about by the success of online community-driven hospitality company Airbnb popular with travelers looking for cheap accommodation.

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Universal Credit update

Wednesday 12 October 2016

We have been updated about Universal Credit by officials at the Department for Work and Pensions Officials at a meeting in London.

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ARLA demands enforcement

Friday 07 October 2016

ARLA Business Development Executive Daryl McIntosh met Scottish Housing Minister Kevin Stewart this week to discuss our views on housing, explain how we are raising the standards of property professionals and find out what his plans are for the sector.

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