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31 Mar 2022
Prevention of Homelessness Duties

The consultation sets out plans to end homelessness by taking earlier action and placing new legal duties on public bodies which will be brought through the forthcoming Housing Bill.

25 Feb 2022
Coronavirus (Recovery and Reform) Bill consultation

The Scottish Government’s Coronavirus (Recovery and Reform) Bill proposes to make all eighteen grounds for possession discretionary on a permanent basis, as well as retain pre-action protocols relating to rent arrears.

21 Dec 2021
Welsh Budget to build stronger, fairer, greener Wales

The Welsh Government has set out revenue and capital spending for the next three years, focusing on supporting Wales’s economic recovery as it emerges from the pandemic, seeking to strengthen it in a sustainable way to deliver a greener Wales.

15 Dec 2021
Propertymark supporting Afghanistan refugee crisis

Propertymark has been working with the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) to help find suitable accommodation for Afghan refugees. Letting agents could play an essential role in supporting humanitarian efforts being made by the UK Government.

27 Oct 2021
Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021

The Chancellor of the Exchequer's Autumn Spending Review and Budget provided clarity on measures affecting the property industry which have been announced over the last three-six months including the levy on developers re unsafe cladding. Other factors announced affecting property agents provide some good news, however, it leaves a lot to be desired.

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.

15 Jun 2021
Financial support package needed now to address COVID-related arrears

Propertymark, alongside other organisations, has written to Eddie Hughes MP (Minister for Rough Sleeping and Housing) to emphasise the sector's ongoing concerns over COVID-related rent arrears and urged the UK Government to introduce emergency financial support.

31 Mar 2021
PRS at the crossroads based on Housing Committee report

The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee in the UK Parliament has released its second report scrutinising the UK Government’s actions to help rough sleepers, homelessness, private renters, and landlords during the COVID-19 pandemic.

02 Dec 2020
Propertymark’s views on the Impact of COVID-19 on the PRS and homelessness

Responding to the Housing Communities and Local Government Committee (HCLG) inquiry on the impact of COVID-19 on homelessness and the private rented sector, Propertymark highlights the urgent need for financial support and the difficulty the sector faces in complying with new and existing legislation.

09 Oct 2020
Continued efforts to combat homelessness

The 10 October marks #WorldHomelessDay, and not only does it provide a platform for Propertymark to raise awareness of opportunities to combat homelessness, but it also highlights our continued support and how others can do the same.

20 Jul 2020
Government funding for tenancies for vulnerable people

Robert Jenrick MP, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, announced on Saturday, 18 July, a £266 million package to support vulnerable people into long term accommodation.

27 May 2020
Protecting rough sleepers and renters: Interim Report

The Housing Communities and Local Government Committee has published its Interim Inquiry Report into the impact of the Coronavirus crisis on rough sleepers and renters as vulnerable groups within the housing economy.

28 Apr 2020
Scottish Government COVID-19 housing and homelessness guidance

As the housing sector in Scotland responds to the Coronavirus outbreak it is essential that bringing empty properties into use is a national priority to ensure the continuing provision of safe and secure accommodation to those in need of emergency housing.

23 Dec 2019
Prime Minister pledges new action to eliminate homelessness and rough sleeping

More than £260 million has been committed by the Prime Minister for local authorities to support people who are homeless or at risk of losing their homes.