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01 Dec 2021
Letting agents essential to fight against modern slavery

Propertymark is working to boost awareness of the ways in which letting agents can fight against organised crime, specifically in the area of modern slavery and human trafficking (MSHT).

29 Nov 2021
Propertymark Chief Policy Advisor wins Lifetime Achievement Award

The Negotiator’s Lifetime Achievement Award 2021 highlights a truly instrumental figure within the property sector and has been awarded to Propertymark’s Mark Hayward.

29 Nov 2021
Renting with pets

This guide provides letting agents and their landlords with information that can help maximise the benefits of renting with pets while taking appropriate action to minimise the risk of damage.

29 Nov 2021
North West highest for tenant demand as London records lowest

PRS Report: Propertymark members reported the lowest number of new prospective tenants in October since December 2020.

26 Nov 2021
Property market supply and demand disparity is “unsustainable”

HOUSING MARKET REPORT: The number of available properties per branch has decreased to 21, the lowest figure on record and 46 per cent lower than October 2020.

24 Nov 2021
Welsh Warm Homes Programme report highlights delivery issues

The Programme set in place two schemes, run by Nest and Arbed, which provided free advice and energy-efficient measures to those struggling with the costs of their current energy need as well as arranged the installation of measures, including insulation, to homes in particular areas in Wales respectively.

24 Nov 2021
Welsh second homes and holiday lets policy changes proposed

The Welsh Government has launched a consultation which proposes changes to the planning system that could mean that planning permission is required for a change of use from primary to a secondary home or holiday let.

23 Nov 2021
Smoke and carbon monoxide alarm rules extended

The UK Government has today, 23 November 2021, responded to its consultation on proposals to extend the rules for domestic smoke and carbon monoxide alarms within all rented accommodation in England.

23 Nov 2021
Scottish Government report fails to address key PRS issues

The Scottish Government has published a report laying out its response to the consultation on the draft Short-Term Lets Draft Licensing Order.

22 Nov 2021
Energy efficiency: preparing the private rented sector

How can the private rented sector (PRS) best prepare for the UK Government’s net-zero targets?

19 Nov 2021
Homes England reviews objectives ahead of Levelling Up paper

The purpose of Homes England was outlined in the Commons Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee session on 15 November 2021 where it uncovered important aspects of the workings of the department and actions taken to deliver UK Government policy on housing.

19 Nov 2021
Hybrid-working may cause workplace discrimination

Figures from the ‘Mind the Gap 2021’ report, commissioned by employer and health and safety advisory service, WorkNest, magnifies differences in employer and employee opinion among key business elements, such as the effects of hybrid working.

16 Nov 2021
Support for landlords needed for stronger PRS

With around 170 different pieces of legislation that must be adhered to within the private rented sector (PRS), the everchanging landscape of compliance combined with the mounting financial pressures triggered by policies such as Section 24 of the Finance (No. 2) Act 2015 and, more recently, debt arrears caused by COVID-19 more must be done to support landlords.

15 Nov 2021
Propertymark Qualifications Awards finalists announced

The annual Awards ceremony taking place soon will celebrate the very best of professional learning with a total of nine awards that learners, agents, employers, and training providers from up and down the country have been submitting nominations for.

12 Nov 2021
Latest possession statistics show letting agents support tenants

Official UK Government figures show the number of possession actions across court stages in England and Wales were higher than those reported in 2020 but significantly lower than in the same quarter of 2019.

11 Nov 2021
Building consumer confidence within the lettings industry

A roundtable examined ways in which transparency can be improved within the private rented sector (PRS), with views presented by some of the industry’s leading voices looking at how working together can help stabilise the sector.

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