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TDS ran a poll amongst letting agents to find out where the most time was spent in the tenancy deposit process. Nearly half of agents reported that dealing with deposit disputes took the most time, with over a third stating that the end-of-tenancy was heaviest on administration.
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has announced progress for groups of existing leaseholders, as a result of their investigations.
The House of Lords COVID-19 Committee Inquiry into the potential long-term impact of the pandemic on demand for, and access to, housing and green spaces in towns and cities heard evidence from Propertymark.
We have urged consistency across tenancy agreements and suggested the introduction of a checklist to support landlords and agents to comply with the new rules.
A string of digital revamps and investments are in motion in response to the pandemic, proving Propertymark CEO, Nathan Emerson’s commitment to give more back to members.
Heather Crellin was rewarded with one month’s rent worth £854 by her letting agent, Belvoir Bedford, via their customer rewards programme.
The Home Office has further extended the period in which letting agents and landlords managing properties in England can carry out Right to Rent checks by video call, to the end of August.
On 16 June, the Welsh Government debated the housing crisis facing locals and Siân Gwenllian MS began the debate by introducing several housing issues that were echoed by other MSs in the Chamber.
Propertymark members, and their families across the UK, took to the outdoors last weekend (12 and 13 June) to raise money for the YoungMinds charity as part of our big family walking event.
The Scottish Government is proposing a new Bill to extend the emergency Coronavirus laws introduced in 2020 by at least another six months. With current measures due to expire on 30 September 2021, what could this mean for the PRS in Scotland?
Members of the House of Lords quizzed the UK Government yesterday on what it is doing to encourage landlords to be more pet friendly. The question was tabled by Lord Black who said that one million households that would like to have a cat cannot do so because they live in a rental property.
Generation Rent’s Renters' Rights Awareness Week runs from 14 to 20 June, and we are keen to highlight the important role agents play when ensuring renters understand their rights when they need them most.