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Agents on commission must be considered in Job Retention Scheme

Friday 03 April 2020

In a letter to Alok Sharma, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Propertymark has urged him to promptly allow agents to include employee’s full salaries under the variable pay element of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. Read More...


Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill – impact on the private rented sector

Thursday 02 April 2020

Following the passing of the Coronavirus Act 2020 by the UK Parliament, the Scottish Parliament has introduced and passed its own emergency legislation to tackle the Coronavirus outbreak. Read More...




Newcastle City Council postpones additional and selective licensing schemes

Wednesday 01 April 2020

Letting agents in Newcastle, supported by ARLA Propertymark, have successfully lobbied Newcastle City Council to postpone the introduction of new selective and additional licensing schemes due to have come into force on 6 April. Read More...


Temporary measures for Right to Rent checks

Tuesday 31 March 2020

After Propertymark’s campaign to #KeepTheRentFlowing, which included lobbying Government to suspend or amend Right to Rent checks during the COVID-19 breakout, last night, changes were made to ensure checks can continue. Read More...




Three-month extension period to file accounts during COVID-19

Tuesday 31 March 2020

Businesses who cannot file accounts on time due to COVID-19, and whose filing deadline has not yet passed, can apply for an automatic and immediate three-month extension. Read More...


Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards changes for England and Wales

Tuesday 31 March 2020

The remaining provisions of the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) come into force on 1 April 2020. Read More...


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