Propertymark has submitted written evidence to the Public Bill Committee on the Renters (Reform) Bill, citing data demonstrating the level of concern amongst our members about measures likely to make the PRS increasingly hostile to property owners and the unintended consequences for people in need of homes.
Matthew Pennycook MP, Shadow Housing Minister said that a future Labour government would look to introduce the recommendations in Lord Best’s report to regulate property agents.
Housing Minister, Eddie Hughes MP has responded to a question from Dr Matthew Offord MP outlining that the UK Government is considering the recommendations in the final report on the regulation of property agents from Lord Best’s working group.
The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee’s report on the Regulation of Private Renting, published today, 13 April 2022, claims that better data is needed to understand issues within the private rented sector (PRS) in England and to evaluate the impact of legislative changes on landlords, tenants, the housing market as a whole and the effectiveness of regulation.
The Economic and International Affairs Scrutiny Panel of the States of Jersey Assembly (the parliament of Jersey) has published a report recommending the introduction of regulation of estate agents.
Supporting National Careers Week #NCW2022, 7-11 March, Propertymark showcases the benefits of working in the world of property with support from the professional body.
Getting straight to the facts about our position paper 'The Future of Renting' ahead of Renters’ Reforms. Shared expertise on everyone’s favourite garden import Japanese knotweed, and the often-controversial industry commentator Russell Quirk provides his thoughts on regulation.
In the final episode of the Move iQ Podcast’s sixth series, Phil Spencer is back talking to our CEO Nathan Emerson about what the Government is proposing for the future of the housing market such as the abolition of section21 and deposit passports. Nathan also gives an update on the different initiatives that we’re involved with and how we’re driving change for the greater good of the sector.
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.
On 20 October 2021, the House of Lords debated the UK Government’s plans to implement the recommendations of the Regulation of Property Agents Working Group, published on 18 July 2019.
Major concerns for the property sector have been reiterated in letters issued by Propertymark to outline actionable points for levelling up our country and communities.
The RoPA Steering Group recently consulted on its draft Block Management Sector Code as part of its commitment to elevate standards within the sector.
In an industry where legislation is ever changing, and with the need to understand what it means to stay compliant; it is positive to see the vested interest from agents at every level of the sector to become qualified.
A new consultation seeks to improve relationships between block managing agents and their clients through rooting out rogue agents and promoting transparency for all parties.
As the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill makes its way through Parliament, Propertymark’s research was used to explain why the Bill is the first step in addressing the scandal leaseholders have faced for years.
Three property agents across the UK have been excluded from the TPO for failing to pay outstanding awards. This shows how it continues to be crucial to improve the quality and reputation of the profession by regulating the property sector.