New housing minister: what the industry thinks
Estate agents are getting increasingly annoyed by the ever quickening revolving door at the Ministry of Housing as Esther McVey yesterday made way ...View Full Details
Electrical Safety Regulations to come into force
Subject to approval by both Houses of Parliament landlords and agents will need to ensure electrical installation inspections and testing are carri...View Full Details
Prime Minister pledges new action to eliminate homelessne...
More than £260 million has been committed by the Prime Minister for local authorities to support people who are homeless or at risk of losing their...View Full Details
GENERAL ELECTION 2019: YOUR GUIDE TO KEY HOUSING POLICY P...
We’ve put together a quick guide to the housing policies announced by the Conservatives, Labour, Green Party, and Liberal Democrats, which include ...View Full Details
‘No plans’ to introduce national landlord register
Government have confirmed that a detailed assessment of the ‘A licence to rent’ report has not been undertaken and there are no plans in place to i...View Full Details
Your credit score matters – here’s why
A credit score is used to assess whether or not you will be able to repay a loan, mortgage or credit card debt. If you’re not looking to buy a prop...View Full Details
Landlords would be hit with a Labour Government
Research made by the Financial Times concluded that the UK’s 2.6m landlords would face a moment of reckoning if Labour won the next general electio...View Full Details
Mortgage arrears: Flaws found in support for the vulnerable
Mortgage lenders are failing to support some vulnerable people who have fallen behind on their repayments, the financial watchdog has said.View Full Details
Public 'ready for change' as UK economy is 'unfair' and '...
A Sky Data poll suggests most people want an increase in the minimum wage, new company taxes and more regulation for web giants.View Full Details
84% of PRS tenants happy with their accommodation
The latest English Housing Survey, published by the Government, shows that one in five people in England now live in the private rented sector, a f...View Full Details
Longer tenancy plans to give renters more security
Secretary of State for Communities proposes the introduction of a minimum 3-year tenancy term, with a 6-month break clause.View Full Details
Brexit barriers could cost households Â£1k each, report a...
Households could be left up to Â£1,000 a year worse off because of Brexit trade barriers, a report will suggest.View Full Details
Brexit: Time is running out, big business warns May
A group of major European companies has warned the Prime Minister they may cut investment without more clarity over the terms of Britain's EU exit.View Full Details
Help for 'mortgage prisoners' sought by FCA
Long-standing mortgage borrowers who are unable to switch to a better deal, dubbed "mortgage prisoners", should be given more help, the UK's financ...View Full Details
UK house price growth lowest for 5 years, says Halifax
The rate of house price growth in the UK slumped to just 1.8% in the year to February, according to the country's largest lender, the Halifax.View Full Details
Construction bodies warn of Brexit 'cliff edge' skills gap
Construction workers from the EU should have the right to "settled status" in the UK after Brexit, industry bodies have urged.View Full Details
Are house prices back from the crash?
House prices in more than half of neighbourhoods in England and Wales are still lower in real terms than a decade ago, BBC analysis has revealed.View Full Details
Brexit 'blight' blamed as recession looms for constructio...
New building projects are being put on hold with uncertainty 'freezing clients into indecision' according to a new survey.View Full Details
Success as Government announces they are going to regulat...
Communities Secretary, Sajid Javid MP used his speech to the Conservative Party Conference on 1 October 2017 to announce plans to introduce manda...View Full Details
ARLA Propertymark react to Westminster Hall debate on pro...
Earlier Today a Westminster Hall debate took place on the ‘proposed ban on letting agent fees to tenants’ in England. The debate was sponsored by K...View Full Details
Landlord licensing scheme considered in areas of Barnsley
A council is looking to introduce a selective licensing scheme to combat bad landlords and nuisance tenants in private rented properties.View Full Details
OnTheMarket portal steps up Zoopla battle with £50m float
OnTheMarket will take the fight to Rightmove and Zoopla on Friday when it announces plans to go public, Sky News learns.View Full Details
State pension age increase from 67 to 68 brought forward
The increase from 67 to 68 will now take effect from 2037, seven years earlier than previously planned, the Government announces.View Full Details
Households due £285 rebate on fuel bills, says Citizens A...
Every household in the UK should get a one-off rebate of £285 on its fuel bills as a result of excess industry profits, Citizens Advice has said.View Full Details
ARLA and NAEA comment on the appointment of Alok Sharma a...
PRESS RELEASE: David Cox, Chief Executive, ARLA Propertymark (Association of Residential Letting Agents) and Mark Hayward, Chief Executive, NAEA Pr...View Full Details
May 'listening a lot harder' to business after election
The head of the British Chambers of Commerce says the election result will ensure business has more of a voice going into Brexit.View Full Details
Fire risk alert issued over Beko tumble dryers
Hundreds of Beko tumble dryers, including a model that caused a house fire killing a mother-of-two, need to be fixed amid safety fears.View Full Details
Further signs of UK property slowdown in April
There were further signs of a slowdown in the property market in April, as the number of sales fell significantly, while fewer people took out mort...View Full Details
Government Agrees to Mandatory CMP
PRESS RELEASE: David Cox, Chief Executive, ARLA Propertymark comments on today’s announcement that the Government will be introducing compulsory cl...View Full Details
Go Green for 2017 with the Carbon Trust
Now may be the best time to swap out those old, inefficient lightbulbs and ditch the energy-guzzling electric heaters in your office.View Full Details
Tenant fees - the fight continues
23 November 2016 was a grim day for the industry as lettings agents across the country heard for the first time that the Government intend to ban l...View Full Details
Corbyn’s plans would spell disaster for tenants
Jeremy Corbyn’s plans for rent controls and “secure tenancies” in the private rented sector would spell disaster for tenants, reducing the supply a...View Full Details
Bogus letting agent jailed for ripping off landlords and ...
A fraudster who posed as a letting agent with the sole intention of stealing from landlords and tenants has been jailed for almost two and a half y...View Full Details
Rents and property values would drop after Brexit, say la...
Associations for estate and letting agents say average UK house would be worth £2,300 less in 2018 if Britain leaves the EUView Full Details
Brexit - What effect will it have on the housing market?
How would an ‘in’ or ‘out’ Brexit result affect the housing market? Our latest research report compiled with Centre for Economic and Business Resea...View Full Details
Shelter - The future of Housing and Home: Scenarios from ...
On Wednesday 20 April 2016 ARLA attended a roundtable meeting with leading industry stakeholders at the Nationwide Building in London to discuss th...View Full Details
Buy-to-let surge to subside say lenders
This year's surge in buy-to-let lending is expected to subside following tax changes, the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has said.View Full Details