Kent Regional Meetings

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David Votta

David Votta
ARLA Propertymark Regional Rep


November 2019

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'As letting agents we usually love being right, however when it comes to legislative changes and the detrimental impact it has on the PRS even I hate to say I told you so. It was back in 2016 when the Chancellor announced that tenant fees were going to be banned that I got straight to my iPad and started brainstorming what would happen. I shouted it from the treetops, met with my MP, wrote to the Housing Minister and took to social media but unfortunately, I’m just one of a minority.

'It takes thousands of people to not only fill out surveys and consultations but follow through with trying to convince the not-so well-versed as to why there is a huge ripple effect when these governmental changes are announced. Let’s face it, who is better to consult on the lettings industry than a letting agent? We are only four months in and we’ve already seen rents hitting a record high for the fourth consecutive month and tenants with pets being thrown to the bottom of the pile. There are agents providing a poor service to tenants where they aren’t even getting calls back or given a chance to get to the viewing because someone has nipped in early. There are large corporate companies closing several offices and making staff redundancies across the sector.

'It was never about agents not getting their fee and passing on cost to the landlord, it’s about them trying to help the very people the legislation was designed to benefit in the first place. There’s a lot of proposals being thrown out there with very little knowledge about what the effects will be. My advice is to have your say, because there is strength in numbers and we can play our part as professional and experienced agents.'


ExCeL 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
Members: £200.00 +VAT
Non-members: £250.00 +VAT