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ARLA Propertymark submits evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s Social Security Committee

19 March 2019

The Committee sought views on its inquiry into Social Security support for Housing in Scotland. Read More...

Homes Act comes into force on 20 March 2019

19 March 2019

The Home (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 finished its parliamentary journey in December 2018. From tomorrow all social and private landlords, including letting agents, in England will be required to comply. Read More...

Continue to carry out Right to Rent checks

18 March 2019

In a letter from Rt Hon Caroline Nokes MP, Minister of State for Immigration, to ARLA Propertymark dated 15 March 2019 the Government has confirmed that there are no immediate changes to the operation of the Right to Rent policy and landlords and letting agents are still obliged to conduct checks as required in legislation. Read More...


Right to Rent judicial review

Friday 08 June 2018

Earlier this week, the High Court agreed to allow a judicial review of Right to Rent in response to an application by the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants supported by the Residential Landlords Association.

In a separate development, a cross party group of MPs has written to Home Secretary Sajid Javid MP, referencing both the recent scandal of the ‘Windrush Generation’ which led to the resignation of his predecessor Amber Rudd MP, and a report into the scheme, written by Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, David Bolt in March which found:

Overall, the RtR scheme is yet to demonstrate its worth as a tool to encourage immigration compliance (the number of voluntary returns has fallen). Internally, the Home Office has failed to coordinate, maximise or even measure effectively its use. Meanwhile, externally it is doing little to address stakeholders’ concerns”

The letter, signed by 20 Labour, Liberal Democrat and SNP MPs including Harriet Harman, Caroline Lucas and Diane Abbot calls for the recommendations of the Inspection Report carried out by David Bolt to be implemented urgently.

The recommendations focus on greater measurement and reporting on the effectiveness of the scheme in meeting clear objectives and development of a new consultative panel “inviting Landlords Consultative Panel (LCP) members and stakeholders concerned with the rights and interests of migrants who were not previously LCP members to join.”