Lobbying and campaigning

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 about major changes to the industry and find out what our stance is on various Government proposals.

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Section 21

The Queen’s Speech announced a Renters’ Reform Bill that will abolish the use of Section 21, whilst the Welsh Government are seeking to extend the notice period for a ‘no-fault eviction’. More info...

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Tenant Fees Ban

Governments in both England and Wales passed legislation in 2019 banning the majority of fees which are charged to tenants. More info...

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Immigration Act and Right to Rent

We have been part of the Immigration Minister’s Right to Rent implementation panel throughout the development of the Immigration Act 2014 and Immigration Bill 2015. More info...

Client Money Protection

Client Money Protection (CMP)

We have long believed that all letting agents should belong to a CMP scheme and after a long fight, our campaign for mandatory CMP has finally been won. More info...

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Landlord Licensing

The Housing Act 2004 brought about the introduction of Selective Licensing of private landlords in a local authority’s area. The provisions came into force in April 2006 and apply in England and Wales. More info...

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Housing and Planning Act

In May 2016, the Government brought The Housing and Planning Act into law introducing new rules for landlords and letting agents. More info...

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. More info...

Rent Smart Wales

Rent Smart Wales

All letting agents in Wales (and the wider UK who let or manage rental properties in Wales) must be suitably trained and licensed to carry out letting or property management work. More info...

 

Private Rented Sector Report

Private Rented Sector Reports

Our monthly PRS reports are based on research gathered from our members through a confidential online survey. From this, we are able to generate statistics and identify trends. More info...

Housing research

Our research looks at the UK housing sector and helps us to make informed arguments when responding to MPs. More info...

Our consultation responses

We respond to public consultations making our views clear on proposed legislation and keep a record of responses in this archive. Browse...