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COVID-19, arrears and your lettings business

02 July 2020

Propertymark Industry Supplier, PayProp looks at the impact of COVID-19 and how agents can best cope with unforeseen challenges when it comes to lost income, managing arrears, and avoiding evictions. Read More...

ARLA Propertymark members manage almost half of England’s private rented sector

01 July 2020

The number of private rented homes in England currently sit at 4.8 million, according to the latest English Housing Survey published by the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), and as of May 2020, ARLA Propertymark members manage 47 per cent of those properties. Read More...

Prime Minister promises “Project Speed” will increase home building

01 July 2020

Boris Johnson announced today, 30 June, an ambitious £5bn plan to boost the UK economy with a focus on infrastructure development. The funding will be used for building homes, public services, and transport links, and adds substance to his “build, build, build” pledge to change planning laws to prevent delays in large-scale building projects and deliver greener and faster homes. Read More...

Tenant Fees Bill update

Thursday 24 January 2019

Following its passage in the House of Lords last week, the Tenant Fees Bill passed its final hurdle in Parliament.

The tenant fees ban is now an inevitability, and agents working in England need to continue with their preparations for a post-tenant fees world.

The Bill will receive Royal Assent in the coming weeks, before being passed into law and implemented on 1 June as the Tenant Fees Act 2019.

Commenting on the legislation, Housing Minister Heather Wheeler MP said:

“I know these changes may concern some in the lettings market, but agents who offer good value and high-quality services to landlords, will continue to be in demand and plan an important role in the sector.”

Regional Meetings

If you’ve not done so already, make sure you sign up to your next ARLA Propertymark Regional Meeting where we’ll be hosting sessions on the tenant fees ban.

ARLA Propertymark National Conference

Our annual Conference will be taking place on 2 April at London ExCel, there will be various talks from experts on the ban and what it means for your business. Early bird tickets are now available, and the full agenda can be viewed here

Regulatory Policy Committee report

The Regulatory Policy Committee have also published their opinion on MHCLG’s final stage impact assessment for the Tenants Fees Bill. They say that the Bill is fit for purpose, but call for improvements on the rationale it puts forward for a cap on deposits.