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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.

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.

27 May 2022
Cost of living help announced

The UK Government has launched a new £15 billion package targeted at those most in need. As living costs continue to increase, agents and landlords will want to ensure that their tenants receive all the help to which they are entitled.

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.

16 May 2022
Third time lucky for renters' reforms?

The Queen’s Speech on 10 May 2022, saw the UK Government announce that it would bring forward legislation to reform the private rented sector in England.

29 Apr 2022
Private Tenancies Bill in Northern Ireland receives Royal Assent

New notice to quit periods are now effective for landlords and letting agents in Northern Ireland as the Private Tenancies Bill received Royal Assent, creating the Private Tenancies Act (Northern Ireland) 2022.  

28 Apr 2022
Average length of tenancies increase

PRS REPORT: Data collected from our members continues to indicate signs of ongoing disparity in supply and demand with tenants remaining in their properties for longer periods of time.

21 Apr 2022
Draft Rented Sector Strategy Consultation

Propertymark conducted a series of roundtable discussions that sought input and evidence to inform our response to the consultation, which proposes fundamental and far-reaching changes to the private rented sector (PRS) in Scotland.

19 Apr 2022
Importance of proactively managing arrears

For tenants experiencing increasing financial pressure, rental debt can be a burden, and when things go wrong, debt repayments can further reduce their ability to pay the rent.

28 Mar 2022
Increased support with rent payments

The Northern Ireland Executive announced improvements to Discretionary Housing Payments (DHPs) which can be made to private tenants to cover a shortfall between benefit payments received and rent incurred.

25 Mar 2022
Building a better rental sector in Scotland

Propertymark hosted three sessions with members and the Scottish Government on aspects of the Draft Rented Sector Strategy consultation.

11 Mar 2022
Achieve punctual rental payments

Agents shoulder the responsibility of collecting rent, and late payments from tenants can delay remuneration for landlords and agents alike.

28 Feb 2022
Ground for possession and evictions in Scotland

The Coronavirus (Recovery and Reform) (Scotland) Bill 2022 is currently making its way through Holyrood, which is one of the promised changes by the Scottish Government to the private rented sector (PRS).

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.

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