Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigrations Call for Evidence on Right to Rent

Friday 27 October 2017

The Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration (ICIBI) is calling for evidence in an evaluation of the Right to Rent scheme. The process has already invited stakeholders who took part in the Home Office Landlords Consultative Panel to contribute and ARLA Propertymark is submitting evidence as part of this.

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The real horrors of Halloween

Friday 27 October 2017

Gas Safe logos are now available to ARLA Propertymark members in sticker form for you to display in your offices.

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Regulation of managing agents

Thursday 26 October 2017

Scrutiny of the sector continues, with no signs of stopping just yet, as the Housing Minister announced last week that they have now turned their attention to how managing agents operate.

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Let us help find you a graduate for your business!

Wednesday 25 October 2017

Propertymark is exhibiting at the National Graduate Recruitment Exhibition on 4-5 November at the NEC, and your business could benefit as a result.

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NAEA and ARLA Propertymark comment on DCLG’s intention to introduce regulation for letting and managing agents

Wednesday 18 October 2017

PRESS RELEASE: David Cox, Chief Executive, ARLA Propertymark and Mark Hayward, Chief Executive, NAEA Propertymark, comment on DCLG’s intention to introduce regulation for letting and managing agents:

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Government issue guidance on MEES

Friday 13 October 2017

The Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy has now issued a guidance document suitable for landlords and their agents, on compliance with the minimum energy efficiency standard, as set out in the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015.

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What should 'fit for human habitation' actually mean?

Friday 13 October 2017

This is the question the Welsh Government are asking in their consultation: Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 - Fitness for human habitation. We will be responding, but you should too.

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Submit your evidence to Private Rented Sector Inquiry

Friday 13 October 2017

The Communities and Local Government Committee has launched an inquiry into whether councils have adequate powers to tackle rogue landlords.

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ARLA Propertymark comments on new inquiry launched by the Communities and Local Government Committee

Friday 13 October 2017

PRESS RELEASE: David Cox, Chief Executive, ARLA Propertymark, comments on the new inquiry launched by the Communities and Local Government Committee on the private rented sector:

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DCLG Building Safety Programme

Wednesday 11 October 2017

Do you manage any buildings which are over 18 metres high, or know any landlords who owns a blocks of flats? If so, DCLG need your urgent help to ensure the safety of residents throughout England.

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Consultation, Scotland: Property Factors

Wednesday 11 October 2017

Property Factors (also known as property management companies) have become increasingly common in recent years, especially for new build homes. But they are not always run as well as homeowners would like them to be.

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Rental Payments by Direct Debit?

Tuesday 10 October 2017

Direct Debit has, traditionally, been considered a risky payment method for rent collection. However, in February 2017, the rules for Direct Debit payments were changed, closing some loopholes which posed these risks.

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Qualifications changes

Monday 09 October 2017

Propertymark Qualifications have revised their Level 2 and Level 3 specifications for assessment from January 2018. In most cases you will see only a slight change to your qualification, but please see below for some essential information which you need to be aware.

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Consultation, Scotland: Smoke and Fire Alarms

Monday 09 October 2017

Laws in Scotland relating to fire safety are already among some of the toughest, but in a bid to plug the gaps that aren't covered by existing laws, the Scottish Government have launched a consultation on standards for smoke and fire alarms across the nation.

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Fighting cybercrime with cybercurrency

Monday 09 October 2017

As a recent wave of high-profile ransomware attacks sweep the globe, blockchain technology appears to be promising a solution to the crisis.

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Leaders Romans group Leaders Romans Group plans further expansion after double acquisition

Friday 06 October 2017

The Leaders Romans Group, comprised of leading estate agents Leaders and Romans, has revealed plans for further expansion after completing a double acquisition in Hampshire last month.

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Policy roundup

Thursday 05 October 2017

The last few weeks have been big for British politics, with both the Conservatives and Labour hosting their annual party conferences.

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TDS Foundation awards 94k towards improving PRS

Wednesday 04 October 2017

The TDS Charitable Foundation awarded over £94,000 to organisations to advance education on housing rights and obligations in the PRS.

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Propertymark announces release of Tenancy Builder tool and partnership with Letflo

Tuesday 03 October 2017

Propertymark is pleased to announce the release of a brand new Tenancy Builder tool to enable members to easily build tenancy contracts from scratch.

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Property Professional Readership Survey

Monday 02 October 2017

Now's the time to tell us what you think of Property Professional, your membership magazine. Take part in our Readership Survey and you could win an Amazon Echo Dot and a year's free membership!

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Success as Government announces they are going to regulate the industry

Monday 02 October 2017

Communities Secretary, Sajid Javid MP used his speech to the Conservative Party Conference on 1 October 2017 to announce plans to introduce mandatory regulation for letting agents in England, so all agents meet strict minimum standards.

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