What we're campaigning for?

We use evidence-based arguments and research to campaign to change policy in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland on a range of issues including supply of property, tenancy management, economic crime, property taxation, enforcement, material information and welfare reform.

Our primary areas of focus are:

Our key campaigns

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Renters (Reform) Bill

The Renters (Reform) Bill was introduced to the House of Commons on 17 May 2023 and sets out the UK Government’s plans to deliver on the Conservative Party’s manifesto commitment to reform the private rented sector in England.

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Leasehold properties

We've been working closely with Leasehold Solutions, the National Leasehold Campaign and Leasehold Valuers to raise awareness of the abuse of the leasehold system in newly built homes.

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Energy efficiency

The UK housing stock is amongst the least energy efficient in Europe and the Committee on Climate Change says that energy use in homes accounts for about 14 per cent of UK greenhouse gas emissions. Non-domestic buildings account for around one-third of UK emissions from the building stock.

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Money laundering regulations

Money Laundering Regulations require that any business at risk of being used for money laundering by criminals and terrorists have measures in place to minimise the risk of this happening.

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Immigration Act and Right to Rent

Right to Rent checks requires landlords/agents to determine the immigration status of all prospective adult tenants by checking ID before the start of a tenancy.

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Regulation of Property Agents Working Group (RoPA)

The Regulation of Property Agents working group has proposed a new regulatory framework focused on estate agents in the UK and letting and managing agents in England.

Meet the policy and campaigns team

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Timothy Douglas

Head of Policy and Campaigns, Propertymark

Timothy joined Propertymark in July 2015 and leads on the organisation’s policy and campaigns activity across Westminster, the devolved parliaments, and local authorities. He recently authored Propertymark’s The Future of Renting position paper and wrote Propertymark’s best practice guidance to help agents operate during the pandemic. He also created the policy proposals for the Leasehold: A Life Sentence research report.

Before Propertymark, Timothy worked as a political advisor in Westminster for a former Business Minister and Government Whip and spent a period of time as a Caseworker and Researcher for Members of the European Parliament.

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Henry Griffith

Policy and Campaigns Officer, Propertymark

Henry joined Propertymark in April 2022 after having previously worked as the policy and research coordinator for a large Education Group. He supports members by digesting legislation and government policy to consider how this will impact the sector. On top of this, Henry currently attends and represents Propertymark at a number of government and industry working groups.   

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Rose Forman

Policy and Campaigns Officer, Propertymark

Rose joined Propertymark in October 2022, having studied Politics and Human Rights Law at university before working in Local Authorities in housing and homelessness for nine years. She now works on important changes in legislation including the Private Rented Sector reforms, lobbying government and liaising with Propertymark members.

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Tim Thomas

Policy and Campaigns Officer, Propertymark

Tim is leading on Welsh policy for the Private Rented Sector. Prior to joining the Propertymark team, Tim amassed over fifteen years’ experience working in policy and research roles including roles with several Welsh local authorities, third sector organisations and more recently was the Campaigns and Public Affairs Officer at the National Residential Landlords Association.

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Darshan Sunger

Government and Political Advisor, Propertymark

Over the last 25 years, Darshan has established himself as a respected and successful property professional. He began his career in property management and quickly rose through the ranks, earning a reputation for his expertise and professionalism. In 2014, he was appointed as the Propertymark Regional Executive for Essex, where his contributions have had a positive impact on the industry as a whole.

Darshan's dedication to his profession has also led him to achieve the OFQUAL Level 3 and Level 4 Technical Award in Property Management. His commitment to education and continuous learning has allowed him to stay at the forefront of the industry and provide the highest level of service to his clients.

His achievements have been recognized by his peers and industry leaders, and in 2022 he was awarded the Propertymark Executive of the Year for Policy and Campaigns. This award is a testament to his dedication to improving the property industry and advocating for the rights of property professionals and their clients.

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