Lobbying and Campaigning

Recently there have been countless proposals, reports, investigations and legislative changes to the property sector across the UK. We are in the thick of it, placing issues on the agenda, commenting in the media and challenging decision makers on the issues that matter to you.

Learn more about the major changes to the industry that are affecting you and your business. Read our research that helps shape the arguments we make in media, whilst working with other organisations and in our consultation responses.

Ban on agent fees

Ban on agent fees

The Ban on Letting Agent Fees

During 2019, Government's in both England and Wales passed legislation banning most fees that agents charge to their tenants. Read more...

Client Money Protection

Client Money Protection

Since April 2019, all agents managing lettings in England have been required to belong to a Government-approved CMP scheme. Read more...

Lancaster Road, London

Licensing

The Housing Act 2004 provided for the introduction of selective licensing of private landlords in a local authority’s area. Read more...

Immigration Act

Immigration Act

View useful links and frequently asked questions about the Immigration Act and Right to Rent checks here. Read more...

Paperwork

General Data Protection Regulation

On 25 May 2018 GDPR came into force, are you compliant?  Read more...

Regulation in Scotland

Scotland Agent Regulation

Since 1 October 2018, all letting agents in Scotland are required to be on the Scottish Letting Agent Register. Read more...

Rent Smart Wales

Rent Smart Wales

Private landlords with property in Wales are required to register both themselves and their rental properties. Read more...

Red and blue door

Housing and Planning Act

The Housing and Planning Act introduces new rules that landlords and letting agents need to be aware of. Read more...

Housing research

Housing Research

Study our research into the UK housing market. Our recent report focused on Brexit and the Property Market. Read more...

PRS reports

Private Rented Sector Reports

View reports containing research gathered from our members through our online survey. Read more...

Consultation responses

Consultation Responses

We respond to public consultations making our views clear on proposed legislation or the effects of existing policy. Read more...

 

Latest News

Regulation of Property Agents Working Group (R0PA) report to Government

18 July 2019

Today, Thursday 18 July 2019, the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) released a report on the recommendations of the Regulation of Property Agents Working Group (RoPA) proposing a new regulatory framework to cover estate agents across the UK and letting and managing agents in England only. Read More...

More needs to be done to improve Universal Credit

17 July 2019

At recent Government meetings about Universal Credit, ARLA Propertymark highlighted that the continued cap in Local Housing Allowance is having a significant impact on its recipients’ ability to obtain good quality and well managed accommodation. Read More...

Past winners success – Propertymark Qualifications Awards

16 July 2019

Nominations are in full swing for the 2019 awards and Propertymark spoke to last year’s winners to hear what they’ve achieved since receiving their much-coveted award. Read More...

Welsh Government launch consultation on no-fault evictions

11 July 2019

Julie James AM, Minister for Housing and Local Government has launched a consultation asking for views on proposals that include extending the minimum notice period applicable to a section 173 notice from two to six months. Read More...

HHSRS assessment to be updated and improved

11 July 2019

The UK Government has today announced that an overhaul of the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) in England will begin later in the year. Read More...