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.

Terraced Houses

Terraced Houses

Government proposals for Section 21

The UK Government have proposed abolishing Section 21 evictions in England and the Welsh Government proposed extending the mandatory notice period.  Read more...

Tenant Wallet

The Ban on Tenant Fees

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

Immigration Act

Immigration Act and Right to Rent

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

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

Guidance released on aluminium composite materials cladding

14 November 2019

The UK Government has released information and advice for building owners, landlords and leaseholders where aluminium composite material (ACM) cladding is present on their building. Read More...

Buy-to-let mortgages stable despite slowdown in market

13 November 2019

Latest data has revealed an overall slowdown in mortgages despite the stability in the buy-to-let market with an expected further growth of 1 per cent in the next quarter. Read More...

Scottish Letting Agent Registration figures update

12 November 2019

The number of letting agents in Scotland who are now operating with a Letting Agent Registration Number (LARN) stands at 837 from 977 applications received by the Scottish Government. Read More...

Tenants Liability Insurance, a win win

12 November 2019

Tenant Shop has been working with Letting Agents for over ten years and provide a portfolio of products and services via their technology platform, SULU. Read More...

Scottish Parliament Committee release Empty Homes report

12 November 2019

The Local Government and Communities committee has released its Empty Homes in Scotland report on the back of the responses received to their short focussed inquiry into empty homes. Read More...