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What a week!


Last week – what a week! A full 5 days away, delivering 3 ARLA Propertymark presentations to well attended and engaged meetings in South London and the South East. On the 21st I was at Hotel du Vin Wimbledon. Exquisite venue on the Common and some excellent speakers on AML (Anti-Money Laundering), Neil Martin on branding and Robert…

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Queen Elizabeth II Queens Speech 2019

Section 21 Abolition in Queens Speech


David Cox, Chief Executive, ARLA Propertymark comments on the announcement confirming the abolition of Section 21 in today’s Queens speech:  “In the absence of any meaningful plan to boost the level of social housing in this country, the announcement confirming the abolition of Section 21 in today’s Queens speech is another attack against the landlords…

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HOUSING MARKET SLOWS AS RENT COSTS HIT RECORD HIGH


NAEA Propertymark and ARLA Propertymark provide analysis of their 2019 sales and lettings data1   As we near the end of 2019, Propertymark has analysed its sales and lettings data to reveal trends from the year. NAEA Propertymark’s overview of the housing market: Over the course of 2019, demand was slightly higher than last year…

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Top 5% Fundraisers!


I am so grateful to everyone who donated and supported the ARLA Propertymark Great Agent Sleep Out for the charity Centrepoint last month. You all helped to raise £1,495.00, meaning we were in the TOP 5% of 18,599 fundraisers on JustGiving in November. That’s pretty impressive! THANK YOU!

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£57,938 RAISED BY PROPERTYMARK TEAM IN AID OF HOMELESSNESS


Over 100 Propertymark agents and supporters took part in a charity sleep out to raise £57,938 to support homeless young people in the UK On the 21st November, a team of over 100 individuals, organised by Propertymark, slept out at Queen Elizabeth Olympic park, in London, as part of Centrepoint’s Sleep Out. The dedicated team have already…

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Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week


David Cox, Chief Executive, ARLA Propertymark comments on Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week: “In the right hands, gas is safe, however if things go wrong gas appliances can cause many problems. With no smell or taste, carbon monoxide is known as the silent killer, causing around 60 deaths a year in England and Wales. Landlords have…

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PROPERTYMARK QUALIFICATION AWARDS – WINNERS ANNOUNCED


On 23rd October, Propertymark Qualifications held its annual awards ceremony in the House of Lords, recognising achievement and celebrating success in learning and development across the property industry. Hosted by Lord Best OBE DL, who chaired the Regulation of Property Agents Working Group (RoPA), the ceremony highlighted the achievements of learners and support given by employers….

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Section 21 Abolition


How will it affect you as an agent or landlord? In the short term little will change because the government understand that whilst they might want to champion the abolition, several other significant subjects have to be addressed and amended first. The two key issues are the sorting out of the court systems and the…

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Consultation surveys

Consultations


Agents and Landlords, The current plethora of consultations (industry opinions surveys), while at first confusing, is a call to arms to save our current business model as we know it. The consultation response is a numbers game and the more responses we have then greater the chance of avoiding or at least amending the government`s…

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ARLA Propertymarks’s Tips on Surviving a House Share


TOP TIPS ON SURVIVING A HOUSE SHARE Phil Keddie, President, ARLA Propertymark, said: “With rents at an all time high, more and more people are living in shared accommodation for longer than expected. Living in a house share, be it with your best friends or complete strangers, shouldn’t have to be a negative experience, and can…

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ARLA Propertymark responds to John McDonnell’s speech on his intention to introduce rent caps at the Labour Party Conference 2019


David Cox, Chief Executive, ARLA Propertymark responds to John McDonnell’s speech on his intention to introduce rent caps at the Labour Party Conference 2019: “Rent controls do not work; it hits hardest those it’s designed to help the most. The last time rent controls existed in this country, the private rented sector (PRS) shrunk to…

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ARLA Propertymark responds to the Liberal Democrats motion to scrap Section 21 ‘No Fault Evictions’


David Cox, Chief Executive, ARLA Propertymark responds to the Liberal Democrats motion to scrap Section 21 ‘No Fault Evictions’: “Today’s vote at the Liberal Democrat Conference is another attack on the private rental sector and landlords operating within it. The effects of the tenant fees ban have not yet been felt, and yet more proposed…

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