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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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ARLA Propertymark comments on Friday’s figures from London Trading Standards (LTS) on rogue letting agents


David Cox, Chief Executive of ARLA Propertymark comments on Friday’s figures from London Trading Standards (LTS) on rogue letting agents: “We’re really pleased to see Trading Standards prosecuting bad practice in the industry; it’s the only way to clean up the sector and we’ve been calling for it for a long time. People should remember…

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Section 21 Concerns


It is worrying that the media is highlighting so many landlords who are obviously very concerned about the future removal of the Section 21 notice as a no fault eviction. This worry is self perpetuating and is causing a lot of unnecessary tension in an already over burdened rental market, leading to an exodus of…

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Are your Properties Energy Efficient?


Are your properties energy efficient?  From April 2020, all properties need an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) of E or upwards or be able to show a valid exemption certificate. Failure to provide one or the other will result in the property being illegal to let out. The problem for landlords is that these measures are…

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Home Security – Do you need it?


Home Security – Do you need it?  When it comes to access and security, it is essential that the right doors, windows and locks are fitted, both from the insurance of the property but also the safety and security of the tenants. Having alarms, cameras and CCTV can quite often have the adverse affect that…

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TENANTS SUFFER AS RENTS SOAR DUE TO TENANT FEES BAN


Rent prices rise to highest on record in June Demand from prospective renters rose last month The number of properties under management fell ARLA Propertymark issues June PRS report ARLA Propertymark has issued its June Private Rented Sector (PRS) Report.1 Rent prices The number of tenants experiencing rent rises increased to the highest figure on…

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ARLA and NAEA Propertymark comment on the appointment of Esther McVey as Housing Minister


David Cox, Chief Executive, ARLA Propertymark, and Mark Hayward, Chief Executive, NAEA Propertymark comment on the appointment of Esther McVey as Housing Minister: “We welcome Esther McVey as the new Housing Minister. We hope that she is able to bring some continuity to this post as we are now on the fifth Housing Minister in…

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NAEA Propertymark and ARLA Propertymark welcome the appointment of Robert Jenrick as Secretary of State for Housing


Mark Hayward, Chief Executive, NAEA Propertymark and David Cox, Chief Executive, ARLA Propertymark welcome Robert Jenrick’s appointment as Secretary of State for Housing: “We welcome Robert Jenrick into his new role as Secretary of State for Housing. Over the last 12 months, housing has been high on the political agenda, with James Brokenshire and his…

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PRESS RELEASE


David Cox, Chief Executive, ARLA Propertymark comments on the amendments to the Section 8 eviction process and consultation on abolishing Section 21: “At a time when the industry is facing many challenges and changes the Government cannot underestimate the impact the removal of Section 21 will have on landlord confidence. Strengthening Section 8 is essential, and it must…

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PRESS RELEASE


David Cox, Chief Executive, ARLA Propertymark comments on the Housing Secretary’s announcement for deposit passporting in the private rented sector: “We’re supportive of this concept in principle, but it needs a practical, workable solution. We’ve been sitting on MHCLG’s Tenancy Deposit Protection Working Group for the last 12 months, looking at the problem and finding…

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Congratulations to the First ARLA Propertymark President from the South West


  We are thrilled to announce that Phil Keddie, head of Sunshine, the Expert Property Letting Consultants, has been inaugurated as the first ARLA Propertymark President from the South West. Phil became President at the Annual General Meeting in London on Friday 14th June and will serve for a year. This is a thoroughly deserved…

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