GDPR and consumer rights

Friday 25 May 2018

With General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) now in force, it is important to understand the effect consumer rights could have on the way you process and hold information.

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The cost of non-compliance when handling repairs and maintenance

Thursday 24 May 2018

It’s no exaggeration to say that compliance is one of the most important aspects of property managers’ jobs. Every action they take is fraught with legal responsibilities, especially when it comes to dealing with the repairs and maintenance tasks associated with properties across their portfolios.

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Khan's vision for housing in London comes to fruition

Thursday 24 May 2018

After a consultation late last year, which elicited more than 2,000 responses and which we responded to, London Mayor Sadiq Khan has now laid down his final plans aimed at tackling the capital's housing crisis.

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Can co-living do what the PRS does?

Wednesday 23 May 2018

Co-living is a form of housing that combines private living space with shared communal facilities. Unlike flat shares and other types of shared living arrangements, co-living explicitly seeks to promote social contact and build community. Co-living encompasses a diverse range of models, from co-housing mutual to options in the private rental sector.

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Tenant Fees Bill continues it's progress through Parliament

Tuesday 22 May 2018

On Monday, 21 May 2018, the Tenant Fees Bill had its Second Reading in the House of Commons.

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London ranked as number one city for PropTech in Europe

Monday 21 May 2018

Tech experts say London is the leading city in Europe when it comes to the usage of technology in the built environment, according to research from Osborne Clarke.

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Universal Credit and LHA reform causing hardship to Scottish welfare claimants

Thursday 17 May 2018

A recent report published by the Scottish Government shows that recent changes to welfare policy and Universal Credit are causing hardship to Scottish welfare claimants.

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CMP mandatory from 1 April 2019 - here's how it transpired

Thursday 10 May 2018

We announced last week that ARLA Propertymark's campaign for mandatory Client Money Protection (CMP) has finally been won, but how did the victory come about, and what do the regulations mean for agents?

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Patrick Littlemore replaces retiring CEO of Marsh & Parsons

Wednesday 09 May 2018

David Brown, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Propertymark Protected lettings agency Marsh & Parsons Limited (Marsh & Parsons), is retiring from this role with effect from 9 May 2018.

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Client Money Protection to become mandatory from 1 April 2019

Thursday 03 May 2018

David Cox, Chief Executive, ARLA Propertymark comments on today’s announcement from the Government that all property agents will need to be part of an approved CMP scheme by 1st April 2019:

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Tenant Fees Bill introduced into Parliament

Wednesday 02 May 2018

On Wednesday 2 May 2018, the Government introduced the Tenant Fees Bill following pre-legislative scrutiny and recommendations from the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee. All measures relate to England only.

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GDPR, marketing and you

Tuesday 01 May 2018

Make sure that all of your organisation’s upcoming marketing campaigns comply with the relevant regulations so that you can be confident you are protecting personal information.

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Government plan to review Carbon Monoxide laws

Tuesday 01 May 2018

On Monday 30 April 2018, the Government announced that later this year they will review the requirements for Carbon Monoxide Alarms in homes across England and examine whether existing legislation remains fit for purpose and consider reforms.

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James Brokenshire’s Appointment

Monday 30 April 2018

In a shock reshuffle following the resignation of Amber Rudd as Home Secretary, James Brokenshire MP, has replaced Sajid Javid MP as Secretary of State at the Ministry of Housing Communities & Local Government.

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