Latest News

Business rates review – supporting high street agencies

03 December 2020

Propertymark has responded to the UK Government’s fundamental review of business rates to include the continuation of rates relief for retail premises and the introduction of an online sales tax. Read More...

Updated guidance published on possession process in light of tier system

02 December 2020

Yesterday, 1 December, the UK Government approved a new tougher tier system of Coronavirus restrictions for England which will begin today, 2 December, and has also updated the guidance on the possession process in order to reflect these changes in addition to the new advice on bailiffs. Read More...

Propertymark’s views on the Impact of COVID-19 on the PRS and homelessness

02 December 2020

Responding to the Housing Communities and Local Government Committee (HCLG) inquiry on the impact of COVID-19 on homelessness and the private rented sector, Propertymark highlights the urgent need for financial support and the difficulty the sector faces in complying with new and existing legislation. Read More...

Landlord fails in appeal after not protecting tenants’ deposits

Tuesday 13 August 2019

A buy-to-let landlord has been unsuccessful in their appeal after failing to pay their tenants deposit into an approved scheme and has been ordered to pay nearly £2,000.

Linda Searle appealed against the decision made at the First-tier Tribunal at Scotland Housing and Property Chamber in which she was ordered to pay £1,875 to her former tenants, Marc Bleazard and Kimberly Whyte.

Bleazard and Whyte occupied the landlord’s property in Edinburgh from July 2013 to mid-last year, with an initial duration of one year and thereafter continued by tacit relocation.

The pair paid a tenancy deposit of one month’s rent set at £625. However, this was not paid into an approved tenancy deposit scheme, as legally required by the Tenancy Deposit Schemes (Scotland) Regulations 2011, until September 2017.

The landlord appealed the decision, claiming that she had done nothing wrong, but the First-tier Tribunal decided that the original award of £1,875 was justified, and therefore it was upheld.

Tenancy Deposit Protection

ARLA Propertymark members have access to a raft of exclusive benefits including the very best rates when it comes to Tenancy Deposit Protection with the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS).

You will never pay more than £9.25 but could pay as little as £3.60 for Insured tenancy deposit protection. 

For more information on this deal with TDS visit the below.

Tenancy Deposit Scheme

ARLA Propertymark membership gives you, as an individual, the credibility of being part of a respected association along with a whole host of other benefits. Visit the below on more information and how to join.

ARLA Propertymark membership