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13 Jan 2022
Renting Homes (Wales) Act implementation date announced

The Act, which was first passed in 2016, represents the biggest change to housing law in Wales for decades. It increases protections for tenants and contract-holders through the introduction of a single, clear framework.

05 Jan 2022
Propertymark proposals included in House of Commons research

Propertymark’s The Future of Renting position paper has been referenced in research briefing on ending no fault Section 21 evictions.

20 Dec 2021
A New Deal for Tenants in Scotland consultation

A Draft Rented Sector Strategy has been published by the Scottish Government, setting out how they will work with landlords and tenants to provide accessible and affordable homes.

14 Dec 2021
Propertymark’s recommendations for the future of renting

The UK Government plans to reform the private rented sector (PRS) in England and to help shape and influence the Renters’ Reforms, Propertymark has produced a paper outlining its position.

13 Dec 2021
The Future of Renting

The Future of Renting features our recommendations to the UK Government and its plans to reform the private rented sector in England. We want to help shape and influence the UK Government’s Renters’ Reforms White Paper which is due to be released in 2022.

02 Dec 2021
Notice to Quit periods: NI Government launches consultation

A consultation was launched on 1 December 2021, as part of wider measures that aim to improve standards of tenancies within the Private Rented Sector in Northern Ireland. Proposed improvements include the extension of Notice to Quit (NTQ) periods that landlords must give to their tenants.

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.

09 Nov 2021
New laws and code to resolve remaining COVID-19 commercial rent debts

The UK Government has announced today, 9 November 2021, that new laws and Code of Practice are being introduced to resolve the remaining commercial rent debts accrued because of the pandemic.

09 Nov 2021
Northern Ireland Private Tenancies Bill Call for Evidence

Propertymark has long called for greater regulation of the private rented sector in Northern Ireland, our recent response to the Assembly’s Call for Evidence cautions against the introduction of too many regulatory changes in one go, which could result in landlords exiting the sector and undermining the ambitions of the Bill.

02 Nov 2021
FAQs: Dispute Resolution

Sometimes parties that are involved in conflict need help to arrive at a resolution. Dispute resolution encompasses a range of activities including lettings agents’ early dispute prevention measures, a variety of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) interventions, and legal action through court proceedings.

25 Oct 2021
Campaign leads to PRS support

Following repeated calls and lobbying from Propertymark and other organisations, the UK Government announced on 23 October a £65 million support package for councils in England to aid low-income earners in rent arrears in the private rented sector to help to prevent homelessness.

04 Oct 2021
Landlord pays tenants £2,400 after wrongful termination

The First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Housing and Property Chamber ruled in favour of the tenants after landlord falsely claimed he wanted to live in the property.

28 Sep 2021
Welsh bid to delay evictions may cause more problems

Landlords will be left out of pocket due to being blindsided by extended eviction rules supported by the Welsh Government, Propertymark warns.

27 Sep 2021
New forms to be introduced as notice periods revert to pre-COVID lengths

New regulations come into force on 1 October 2021 for England that will return notice periods for Section 21 and Section 8 notices to their pre-pandemic levels.

14 Sep 2021
Private Tenancies Bill progresses in Northern Ireland

The second reading of the Private Tenancies Bill took place on 13 September 2021, which was introduced to deliver more protections for private renters.

08 Sep 2021
Changes to notice periods in England from 1 October

The UK Government has confirmed to Propertymark that notice periods will return to their pre-COVID lengths.

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