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 election after Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell said he wanted a “right to buy” scheme for private tenants as well as higher taxes on landlords. […] Read more >

RYANAIR NAMED WORST BRAND FOR CUSTOMER SERVICE IN WHICH? SURVEY

Airline comes bottom out of 100 British businesses […] Read more >

UK house prices and sales 'losing momentum'

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UK housing market experiences new year chill

UK house prices fell by 2.9% in January compared with December, according to the country's largest mortgage lender. […] Read more >

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. […] Read more >

Public 'ready for change' as UK economy is 'unfair' and 'not working', poll reveals

A Sky Data poll suggests most people want an increase in the minimum wage, new company taxes and more regulation for web giants. […] Read more >

Royal Mail to change fees which 'penalise' modern families

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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 figure that has dramatically increased since the survey's current format was introduced back in 1996/97. […] Read more >

The world's first family to live in a 3D-printed home

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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. […] Read more >

Brexit barriers could cost households £1k each, report argues

Households could be left up to £1,000 a year worse off because of Brexit trade barriers, a report will suggest. […] Read more >

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. […] Read more >

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 financial regulator has said. […] Read more >

Brexit recession warning from RBS boss

RBS chief executive Ross McEwan has warned a no-deal Brexit could tip the UK economy into recession. […] Read more >

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. […] Read more >

What not to expect from Philip Hammond Spring statement

The Treasury has moved to play down expectations of Chancellor Philip Hammond's Spring statement next month. […] Read more >

Biggest house price rises for 2017 revealed

House prices in Cheltenham grew at the fastest pace in the UK during 2017, according to research from the Halifax. […] Read more >

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. […] Read more >

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. […] Read more >

Brexit 'blight' blamed as recession looms for construction sector

New building projects are being put on hold with uncertainty 'freezing clients into indecision' according to a new survey. […] Read more >

Success as Government announces they are going to regulate the industry

Communities Secretary, Sajid Javid MP used his speech to the Conservative Party Conference on 1 October 2017 to announce plans to introduce mandatory regulation for letting agents in England, so all agents meet strict minimum standards. […] Read more >

ARLA Propertymark react to Westminster Hall debate on proposed fee ban

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 Kevin Hollinrake MP and received a response from the Housing Minister. […] Read more >

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. […] Read more >

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. […] Read more >

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. […] Read more >

Households due £285 rebate on fuel bills, says Citizens Advice

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. […] Read more >

ARLA and NAEA comment on the appointment of Alok Sharma as Housing and Planning Minister

PRESS RELEASE: David Cox, Chief Executive, ARLA Propertymark (Association of Residential Letting Agents) and Mark Hayward, Chief Executive, NAEA Propertymark (National Association of Estate Agents) comment: […] Read more >

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. […] Read more >

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. […] Read more >

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 mortgages. […] Read more >

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 client money protection (CMP) for all letting agents: […] Read more >

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. […] Read more >

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 letting agent fees; an announcement which sent shockwaves across the industry. […] Read more >

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 and the quality of homes to let. […] Read more >

Bogus letting agent jailed for ripping off landlords and tenants

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 years, seven years after being imprisoned for a similar letting scam. […] Read more >

Rents and property values would drop after Brexit, say landlords

Associations for estate and letting agents say average UK house would be worth £2,300 less in 2018 if Britain leaves the EU […] Read more >

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 Research. […] Read more >

Shelter - The future of Housing and Home: Scenarios from 2030

On Wednesday 20 April 2016 ARLA attended a roundtable meeting with leading industry stakeholders at the Nationwide Building in London to discuss the launch of a new report by Shelter to mark the organisation’s fiftieth year. […] Read more >

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. […] Read more >

Budget 2016: What do I need to know?

Missed George Osborne's budget announcement? […] Read more >