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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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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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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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Congratulations!


Huge congratulations to our Lead Consultant Phil Keddie on his appointment as President of ARLA Propertymark. Great AGM at St Martin’s Lane Hotel, with inaugural speeches from presidents of ARLA and NAEA. So the year begins!

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PRESS RELEASE Tenant Fees Act comes into effect tomorrow


David Cox, Chief Executive, ARLA Propertymark comments on the upcoming Tenant Fees Act, coming into effect tomorrow, 1st June 2019: “The Tenant Fees Act comes into force tomorrow, and agents should already have implemented the correct changes within their business in order to be compliant with the law. Members should refer to our Tenant Fees…

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PRESS RELEASE Tenant Fees Ban


David Cox, Chief Executive, ARLA Propertymark comments on the upcoming Tenant Fees Ban, coming into effect on the 1st June 2019: “Tomorrow marks the four-week countdown to when the Tenant Fees Act comes into effect and the industry must face the realisation of preparing for a post-tenant fees world. With no time to waste, agents…

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David Cox, Chief Executive, ARLA Propertymark comments on Which?’s findings that agents could be breaching consumer law with unfair practices: “There is currently no legal requirement in England or Wales to have a tenancy agreement, and as legal statute overrides contract, any unreasonable terms in a contract would be unenforceable in a court of law….

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Can you really self manage?


  A simple question with many and various answers. Self managing is not for everyone as you need to be very hands on and constantly aware of the changes to regulations! There are 4 distinct benefits to managing your own property/portfolio: You are in charge of your costs, especially any agents fees. You are in…

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Local Authorities gain more Information Access


The Housing and Planning Act which received Royal Assent last month gives new powers to local housing authorities to access data held by the tenancy deposit schemes in England. The Government has yet to determine the extent of the information that local housing authorities will be able to access. However, the new law mimics arrangements…

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Can I withhold rent for disrepair in my property?


Many tenants feel that it is within their rights to withhold their rent when the landlord is failing to carry out repairs to their property. Naturally, the tenant will feel aggrieved that they have to continue paying the full amount of rent for a property that is in disrepair. In many cases this leads to…

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Social Media – Is it making it easier to Let Privately?


In this ever tightening rental market, it is understandable that landlords are looking at cutting their costs wherever they feel possible. One seemingly simple cost to remove is the agent, to then let their properties privately using social media. When considering this option, landlords need to consider the vast array of legal and compliance issues…

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