Half a million pounds up for grabs in unclaimed deposits

Friday 27 April 2018

Tenants across the country are owed over half a million pounds in unclaimed tenancy deposits according to the latest figures published by SafeDeposits Scotland.

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TDS Northern Ireland racks up five years and industry award

Friday 27 April 2018

Tenancy Deposit Scheme Northern Ireland (TDSNI) has been named as the best Deposit Protection Scheme in the sector for the third time, the same month it celebrates the five years since taking its first deposit.

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April sees changes to Universal Credit

Friday 27 April 2018

Following pressure from ARLA Propertymark and the sector, changes were announced to Universal Credit at the Autumn Budget 2017. On 11 April 2018 the Government introduced additional payments to help people transition to Universal Credit and measures that will see temporary housing costs come out of Universal Credit and paid through Housing Benefit.

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Housing Minister braves the crowds at ARLA Conference

Friday 27 April 2018

ARLA conference 2018 took place on 17 April at the ExCel London. It was a veritable mix of class leading keynote speakers, industry information, networking opportunities and a chance to meet product and service providers.

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Propertymark Protected agency wins prestigious Guardian award

Thursday 26 April 2018

University of Surrey Lettings (USL) has won the prestigious ‘Student Experience’ award at the Guardian University Awards 2018.

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Landlords across Manchester on Burnham's radar

Thursday 26 April 2018

Speaking at the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) Conference in Manchester on Tuesday 24 April 2018, the Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham said that he wants to create ‘Good Landlord’ and ‘Good Employer’ schemes across the city region with decent, safe and affordable housing for all.

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Is welfare reform exacerbating youth homelessness?

Wednesday 25 April 2018

According to research from Homeless Link, yes. They say welfare reforms are contributing to homelessness among young people aged 16 to 24 by affecting their ability to access and sustain housing.

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Resolution Foundation proposes a 'de-risking' of PRS

Tuesday 24 April 2018

The Resolution Foundation have released a report for the Intergenerational Commission which outlines an action plan for addressing housing challenges faced by millennials.

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MPs recognise our call for more enforcement

Thursday 19 April 2018

On 19 April 2018, the influential Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee, made up of MPs in Westminster, released its second report following the evidence sessions as part of its inquiry into the Private Rented Sector and Draft Tenant Fees Bill.

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Propertymark urges Government to streamline redress with ombudsman portal

Friday 13 April 2018

ARLA Propertymark and NAEA Propertymark have submitted a joint response to the Government’s consultation on Strengthening consumer redress in the housing market by calling for an ombudsman portal for housing related complaints with one ombudsman for private housing and another for social housing.

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Banks in Scotland told to offer dedicated client banking

Thursday 12 April 2018

The Scottish Code of Practice, which was introduced on 1 April 2018 made it mandatory that all lettings agents have a separate and dedicated client account.

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Letting agents - why change now?

Thursday 12 April 2018

Established companies and industries are increasingly putting technology at the core of their business, and letting agencies should be no exception.

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Insured or Custodial - which tenancy deposit protection option is right for you?

Wednesday 11 April 2018

For over ten years, legislation has demanded that tenancy deposits have had to be protected in either an Insured or Custodial scheme. But which option should you choose?

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Charity report highlights difficulties older people face in PRS

Monday 09 April 2018

Independent Age, a charity for older people, has released a report which examines the challenges for older private renters in the UK.

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