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Welsh Government issues fee ban guidelines

19 August 2019

Guidance for the Renting Homes (Fees Etc.) (Wales) Act 2019 has been issued for landlords and letting agents. The guidelines explain what payments and fees may or may not be taken when setting up and amending a tenancy, and the consequences of taking prohibited payments. Read More...

Keeping housing healthy – David Cox’s five-point market manifesto for the new Prime Minister.

19 August 2019

David Cox, ARLA Propertymark Chief Executive, has outlined a housing manifesto that he believes will keep the sector healthy. With a new government settling in, this may be an ideal time to investigate and implement these reforms. Read More...

Industry changes Q&A with Darren Clapp

19 August 2019

Darren Clapp, ARLA Propertymark member and Chief Executive Officer of KPR, a prop tech company which specialises in property reporting and compliance, gives his views on latest industry changes. 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.