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22 Jun 2022
Adaptations for disabled tenants’ consultation

The UK Government is seeking views on proposals to make landlords legally obliged to make reasonable adjustments to common areas of rented properties: outside areas, entrances, hallways, landings, and stairwells, more accessible for disabled people.

16 Jun 2022
White Paper claims a fairer deal for the PRS

The UK Government has published a Fairer Private Rented Sector White Paper that claims it will redress the balance between landlords and 4.4 million tenants in the private rented sector (PRS).

15 Jun 2022
First cost of living payments coming in July

The UK Government has announced the first instalment of the new cost of living payment will be given to households receiving income-related benefits from 14 July 2022, with a further instalment in the Autumn.

13 Jun 2022
Fee templates

The Consumer Rights Act 2015 made it a legal requirement for letting agents in England and Wales to display details of all fees and charges on websites and in offices. These templates support members who have Propertymark Client Money Protection (CMP) to comply with the legislation.

09 Jun 2022
Generation buy to generation rent

The UK Government will launch an independent review of access to mortgage finance for first-time buyers, with the aim of making it easier to access low-cost, low-deposit finance such as 95 per cent mortgages.

06 Jun 2022
Shift in agents performing inventories due to Proptech

Analysis of user feedback about the trends of inventory reporting statistics highlights how Proptech is helping with audit trails, communication logs, etc, to help with supporting evidence.

06 Jun 2022
A shrinking private rented sector

Research reveals the full extent of landlords’ exit from the PRS (private rented sector) indicating the rate at which the sector is shrinking.

01 Jun 2022
Lettings vision for the future

The Lettings Industry Council (TLIC) has published a report making practical and workable recommendations based on the expected changes to be introduced in the Renters' Reform Bill.

31 May 2022
Renting Homes (Wales) Act postponed

The Welsh Government has announced a postponement to the implementation of the Act until 1 December 2022, which was originally set to come into force on 15 July 2022.

30 May 2022
High rents not deterring prospective tenants

PRS REPORT: Rents are rising across the UK. Despite this, we continue to see high demand from prospective tenants. An average of 95 new applicants were registered per member branch, an increase from 78 per branch recorded in February.

26 May 2022
Professional standards of letting agents

Good letting agents are highly trained and experienced professionals that offer a vast range of services and advice that can make all the difference to landlords and tenants. Propertymark member agents also follow a strict code of conduct and are regularly assessed to ensure they are meeting all the required standards.

25 May 2022
Nathan Emerson takes TDS Board position

Propertymark was one of the founders of TDS in 2003 along with RICS and has been continuously represented on the Board ever since. Emerson, Propertymark CEO replaces Mark Hayward, who retired at the end of 2021.

23 May 2022
Government boiler upgrade scheme open

The UK Government Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) is accepting applications in England and Wales for grants for the installation of low carbon heating systems.

23 May 2022
Why outsource your client accounting?

Agencies outsource client accounting to reduce costs and focus on core business goals and planning. The challenge is finding the right solution and partner. An outsourcing partner who best fits with a business is key to a long, happy, and successful relationship—saving you time and money.

23 May 2022
Statutory Debt Repayment Plan consultation

Building on the Breathing Space provisions implemented in 2021, the UK Government has published detailed proposals for Statutory Debt Repayment Plans (SDRPs) for consumers struggling with debt in England and Wales.

20 May 2022
How to cope with stressful situations

You are in the thick of one of life’s most stressful moments—moving home. It is an emotionally charged process from start to finish so it's important to know simple ways you can keep your customers calm and respond positively to any complaints.

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