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

Nominations for the Propertymark Qualifications Awards 2019 are now open

26 June 2019

The awards, for learners in the property sector, are the chance to celebrate colleagues or employers you believe deserve recognition. Read More...

Government selective licensing review backs landlord register

25 June 2019

The UK Government has released its review of selective licensing which, along with other recommendations, backs the need for a national register of landlords. Read More...

Rogue landlord guilty of putting tenants at risk and hit with hefty fine

25 June 2019

A rogue landlord has been fined and ordered to pay more than £58,000 after putting vulnerable bedsit tenants at risk. Read More...

TDS’ easy solution to dealing with the Deposit Cap

24 June 2019

When the Tenant Fees Act 2019 came into force in June 2019 it brought with it a number of major changes to the private rented sector (PRS). One of the most significant was the Deposit Cap. Rebecca Johnston, Director of Business Development at TDS (Tenancy Deposit Scheme), explains how not all protection schemes are alike when it comes to supporting you. Read More...

Proposals around the Scottish short-term lettings market

21 June 2019

The Scottish Parliament has voted to pass an amendment to the Planning Bill affecting short-term lets and there will now be a designated “control area” where ministers can introduce regulation. Read More...