Tired of reminding tenants of their responsibilities?

Friday 29 September 2017

Everyone has heard the story about the tenant who called in maintenance to change a light bulb. While it might be humorous, this tall tenant tale is part of a wider problem - namely that tenants are not made adequately aware of their responsibilities at the start of their tenancy as far as property repairs and general maintenance are concerned.

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Rent control the way forward say Labour

Thursday 28 September 2017

The first political conference of 2017 kicked off in Brighton on 27 September, with Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn announcing that if they win the next General Election, they will introduce rent controls for the private rented sector.

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ARLA Propertymark comments on Labour rent control announcement

Wednesday 27 September 2017

PRESS RELEASE: David Cox, Chief Executive, ARLA Propertymark comments on news from Labour Party Conference that Jeremy Corbyn has pledged to introduce rent controls:

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ARLA Propertymark's Autumn Statement

Wednesday 27 September 2017

Ahead of the Government's Autumn Statement for 2017, we share our proposals for the private rented sector which have been submitted to the Chancellor in preparation for the announcement which is expected on 22 November.

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It's not too late to influence the terms of the fees ban

Wednesday 27 September 2017

Way back in November 2016 the Government announced they were to look at banning lettings agent fees. A consultation period then followed, which ARLA Propertymark and many of our members responded to.

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It's never too late? It might be this time: Eco-energi on MEES

Tuesday 26 September 2017

We catch up with John Davidson, Managing Director for Eco-energi about the importance of being prepared for the new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard and how they are helping agents to comply ahead of 2018.

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TPO warns agents over email scam

Monday 25 September 2017

The Property Ombudsman (TPO) has issued a warning to all agents to act with caution as fraudulent ‘buyers’ target agents with the latest computer virus scam.

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ARLA Propertymark reiterates support for Gas Safety Week

Thursday 21 September 2017

PRESS RELEASE: David Cox, Chief Executive, ARLA Propertymark reiterates our support for Gas Safety Week.

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What is your customers' biggest gripe?

Wednesday 20 September 2017

Sometimes, the smallest things can have the biggest impact - and often, all it takes is a quick phone call.

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Renters can't imagine buying their own home

Friday 15 September 2017

A new study has revealed that 31% of tenants in rented accommodation cannot imagine ever owning their own home.

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Results of Rental Repair Survey published in Fixflo Report 2017

Friday 15 September 2017

Fixflo has published the 2017 Fixflo Report, which rounds up the answers provided by nearly 400 lettings professionals managing almost 90,000 rental properties for the company’s annual Rental Repairs Survey.

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London must 'Build to Rent' to meet needs of residents

Wednesday 13 September 2017

A new report released by London First has made the case for increased 'build to rent' development across London's boroughs.

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Spicerhaart acquires Butters John Bee

Wednesday 13 September 2017

Spicerhaart, an ARLA Propertymark Protected agency has announced the acquisition of Butters John Bee.

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Gas Safety Week 2017 - enforcement crackdown and real life cases

Wednesday 13 September 2017

The seventh annual Gas Safety Week takes place this month, and the level of enforcement activity is unprecedented for landlords and their agents.

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ARLA Propertymark react to Westminster Hall debate on proposed fee ban

Wednesday 06 September 2017

Earlier Today a Westminster Hall debate took place on the ‘proposed ban on letting agent fees to tenants’ in England. The debate was sponsored by Kevin Hollinrake MP and received a response from the Housing Minister.

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Scotland's Programme for Government

Wednesday 06 September 2017

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon set out her Programme for Government this week, outlining actions the Government will take in the forthcoming year.

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Property Ombudsman to introduce 24-hour web chat service

Monday 04 September 2017

The Property Ombudsman (TPO) has announced plans to launch a 24-hour chat function, aimed at enhancing the way consumer complaints are handled online.

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Propertymark TV advert goes live!

Monday 04 September 2017

After months in the making, our brand new television advert is finally here!

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Propertymark TV advert goes live this week

Monday 04 September 2017

From considering creative agencies, to initial concept, to storyboarding, to filming day - our forthcoming advertising campaign has taken a lot of energy and hard work to get off the ground as it has continued at breakneck speed, which will culminate with the launch of the Propertymark TV advert later this week.

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ARLA Propertymark respond to fees ban consultation (Wales)

Monday 04 September 2017

ARLA Propertymark has submitted its views to the Welsh Government’s consultation on fees charged to tenants in the private rented sector, arguing that if fees to tenants are banned outright landlords are likely to pass on higher agents’ fees to tenants in the form of higher rent.

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Guide for agents as busiest day for tenancy ends approaches

Friday 01 September 2017

With the annual busiest day for end of tenancies approaching, the country’s leading deposit protection provider TDS has launched a new guide to make the process of concluding a lease easier for tenants, landlords and agents.

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Right to Rent checks and students with time limited ID

Friday 01 September 2017

Help is at hand for agents struggling to carry out Right to Rent checks on overseas students in joint tenancies prior to the start of the academic year.

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Do you qualify for a FREE healthcheck of your client money accounts?

Thursday 31 August 2017

ARLA Propertymark is pleased to announce we have been working with The Letting Partnership to offer a cost effective solution to client account reporting.

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Greenslade Taylor Hunt joins forces to expand their offering

Wednesday 30 August 2017

Greenslade Taylor Hunt are strengthening their position as the leading West Country property partnership by merging with the well-regarded independent agency Chanin and Thomas.

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How to Protect deposits and avoid financial penalties

Tuesday 29 August 2017

The good folks at Safe Deposits Scotland have been working with us to provide essential advice for landlords and their agents on how to protect deposits and avoid financial penalties.

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