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Professionals and public warned over rogue agencies

13 December 2019

Three agencies have been expelled from The Property Ombudsman (TPO) for failing to deliver on payments that were instructed by them. Read More...

GE2019 - Party pledges and Propertymark

10 December 2019

Before the political parties finalised their manifestoes for the General Election on 12 December, Propertymark published its own ‘manifesto’ calling on the new Government to regulate and reform the housing sector. How do the major parties’ manifestoes meet Propertymark’s calls on the issues the property industry faces? Read More...

Propertymark and TDS matrix aims to simplify Tenant Fees Ban

10 December 2019

ARLA Propertymark and Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) have created a matrix for landlords and agents to help explain the differences between the Tenant Fees Act 2019 in England and the Renting Homes (Fees Etc.) (Wales) Act 2019, which came into force in Wales in September. Read More...

Changes to Holding Deposit Laws follows Propertymark meeting with Welsh Minister

09 December 2019

On 4 December, David Cox, Chief Executive, ARLA Propertymark and Board Member for Wales, Angela Davey, met with the Welsh Housing Minister, Julie James AM, to explain the massive difficulties agents face when Governments give the industry very little notice of changes in legislation. The Minister has now extended the date the Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Specified Information) (Wales) Regulations 2019 will come into force to 28 February 2020. Read More...

Online cyber security training

Friday 21 June 2019

The Government worked with leading industry partners to develop free courses to help all businesses understand online threats and how to protect business data, money and reputation.

Small and Medium-Sized Organisations

Top Tips for Staff - This module helps you and your staff understand why cyber security is important and shows how to take practical steps to protect against fraud and cybercrime. It’s totally free, easy-to-use and takes less than 30 minutes to complete. More info.

Procurement Professionals

The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) helped develop this course which explains the relevance of cyber security in the procurement and supply chain function and why it is important to take it seriously. You can claim CPD points for completing it. More info.

Cyber Incident Response

Exercise in a Box is a new online tool from the National Cyber Security Centre which helps organisations test and practise their response to a cyber-attack. It is completely free, and you don’t have to be an expert to use it.

Further information

For more information on cyber security and how to protect your business online, visit the guidance for business page.

Propertymark resources

ARLA Propertymark have a variety of compliance online training sessions for both members and non-members to reap the benefits. These include:

  • Information Security
  • Preventing a Data Breach
  • Fraud Awareness
  • Protecting Data (GDPR)

View online courses

ARLA Propertymark members also have access to various GDPR bitesize guides including:

  • Help with writing privacy notices
  • Mapping the customers journey
  • Factsheet highlighting the changes caused by GDPR
  • Checklist of 10 items that will help you get started with your GDPR plan

To download them, log in to the members area below.

Members area