Herefordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands and Worcestershire Regional Meetings

  • Virtual Meeting - Friday 9th October 2020 12:00 - 13:45
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  • West Midlands - Questions & Answers with the Propertymark Presidents - Tuesday 1st December 2020 11:00 - 11:45
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COVID-19: Virtual Regional Meetings

Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions around events and gatherings of more than 30 people, Propertymark is delighted to be offering members a full programme of virtual Regional Meetings.

With a maximum capacity of 40 people, we ask members to ensure they ringfence time in their diary before booking a place. Meetings will last approx. 90 minutes and will offer a quality programme, with relevant updates, guest speaker, information from sponsors and a Q&A session.

Please log your CPD on completion as attendance can be attributed to your annual membership requirements. Propertymark continues to deliver an expansive programme of free webinars and virtual training courses (at a small additional cost) during this time. We look forward to receiving your feedback in continuing to improve member services.

FREE FOR MEMBERS

Meetings are open to everyone, however as spaces are limited booking is essential. For non-members it's £45 +VAT to attend.

OTHER REGIONS

We hold Regional Meetings across the UK and throughout the year so you can always attend a meeting in another area. More info...

 

Katie Fitzgerald

Katie Fitzgerald
ARLA Propertymark Regional Rep

February 2020

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Regional round-up

Lettings seem to have really picked up again. It got really quiet at the tail end of 2019 but I think that was due to it being really busy after the Tenant Fee Ban and, as a result, it tailed off a lot quicker at the end of October – December.

This year, going forward, we will probably have some clarification on the abolishment of Section 21 which will be the main focus I feel. Also, May, when the transactional period of the Tenant Fee Ban finishes, will be another busy time for lettings. We will also be dealing with the end of the transactional period for EPC ratings as well so that again will mean everyone is up to speed with EPCs in their existing tenancies.

Because of everything that is going on it will be a tricky time for agents but as ARLA Propertymark agents we are kept well informed. However, people who do it for themselves like unmanaged landlords could find it tough if they are not aware of all these things.

At the moment it may seem to many like things are a bit in limbo, because you also have Regulation of Property Agents (RoPA) on the horizon. There are a lot of agents and principle partners who might not have a Level 3 qualification or have taken a Level 3 qualification before 2011 which means they will have to retake it and I don’t think that people have quite got their head around it.

Because nothing is set at the moment by the Government there is still uncertainty and people are waiting. It is going to be the main conversation between letting agents until there is complete clarity. So principal owners need to be doing it now because even if it comes in by 2024 that is not a lot of time in my opinion to pass a Level 3 and a Level 4 qualification.

My message to people would be to get organised and to get it done and be ready, don’t sit back and wait for it to happen, because it will.

We have quite a lot of agents in the area I work. So at the moment the most challenging thing is maintaining a fee for the quality that ARLA Propertymark agents offer.

 

 

 

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: 27 April 2021
Venue: ExCeL, E16 1XL
Members: £200.00 +VAT
Non-members: £250.00 +VAT

Register!