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Mr David Waterhouse

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Naomi Murdoch

David Waterhouse
ARLA Propertymark Regional Rep

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January 2020

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Regional round-up

The press has been reporting that we have seen a bounce and there are more people expressing an interest – is 2020 going to be more successful than we dared hope?

My experience talking to people is that this is exactly what they were waiting for, so despite what one may personally feel about the general election result, it was the right result from a business perspective and it was absolutely what was needed from a property perspective. Certainly in our part of the world, Leeds is one of the hot spots in the country with the recognition of faith in the North and Leeds in particular with the arrival of Channel 4, and new schemes in the PRS coming to the market place.

Rents in all areas of Yorkshire, which cover a wide range and type of rental, remains strong and many parts of the county are seeing rising rents.

Agents in Yorkshire who did not pay attention to the probable impact of the Tenant Fee Ban may find 2020 challenging. This intensifies with the ‘transition period’ coming to an end in May. This can only lead to a readjustment in the market with acquisition-focused agents well placed to alleviate some of the pain, but resulting in fewer names on the high street.

The letting market is used to change across all participants and the final loss of mortgage interest tax relief tapering away for the new tax year may focus some landlords. However, renewed confidence in the market will see opportunities for all our landlords who are well placed to take advantage of this.

Regulation of Property Agents (RoPA) and its probable implications especially for agents will become clearer but should reinforce confidence for tenants as requirements for regulation and qualification become clearer too.

The announcement of the ending of Section 21 in the Queen’s Speech will see changes for our landlords, but as always the devil will be in the detail. We all need a New Year’s resolution – there will be opportunities for growth and for landlords looking to invest in property, but the focus for agents has never been clearer – customer service is king.

 

ExCeL London

25th ARLA PROPERTYMARK CONFERENCE

LONDON

The ARLA Propertymark Conference and Exhibition celebrates 25 years with a very special line up. It is the largest event in the private rented sector and a firm fixture for suppliers wishing to network with the cream of the industry. More info...

Date: 2 September 2020
Venue: ExCeL, E16 1XL
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Non-members: £250.00 +VAT

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