April 15th 2019
Government announcement on Section 21
Today, the UK Government has announced its intention to abolish Section 21 notices for eviction on residential tenancies in England as part of efforts to create open ended tenancies for all private renters. Section 8 evictions are also set to be reformed and a consultation will be launched shortly to gather evidence from stakeholders and the general public. ARLA Propertymark unequivocally disagrees with the Government’s plans to scrap Section 21. Tenants are rarely evicted via this route unless their landlord has a genuine reason for needing their property back, such as selling or needing to conduct major works. ARLA Propertymark will be engaging with Government fully to ensure that they understand the consequences of any changes. It is vital that any changes are based on evidence and that grounds are comprehensive and give landlords the ability to regain their property. It is likely that the Government will look at similar measures taken in Scotland, where no fault evictions were abolished with the introduction of the Private Residential Tenancy in 2017. ARLA Propertymark will be engaging fully with the Government, voicing the views of members throughout the process. David Cox, ARLA Propertymark Chief Executive said: "Today’s news could be devastating for the private rented sector and landlords operating within it. The effects of the Tenant Fees ban have not yet been felt, and now the Government is introducing more new legislation which could deter landlords from operating in the market. Although in the majority of cases there is no need for Section 21 to be used, there are times when a landlord has no choice but to take action and evict tenants from a property. "Until we have greater clarity on the changes planned for Section 8, today’s news will only increase pressure on the sector and discourage new landlords from investing in buy-to-let properties. This comes at a time when demand is dramatically outpacing supply and rent costs are rising.” ARLA Propertymark will update members on developments throughout.
February 8th 2019
Awards Evening 2018
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December 18th 2018
Christmas Jumper Day 2018
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September 20th 2018
Legislation News Update
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September 13th 2018
Property Evening 2018
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June 29th 2018
132nd Wimbledon Championships
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June 1st 2018
Epsom Derby this weekend
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May 25th 2018
Spring clean for a spring sale
It’s the time of year for spring cleaning, if you are looking to sell your home this Spring there is even more reason to deep clean, check out our tips on how to clean your home the natural way.
May 18th 2018
A right Royal Wedding - how popular is your wedding date?
The Royal Wedding which takes place this Saturday the 19th May between Prince Harry and Meghan Merkel is a celebration of love that people are talking about around the World.
February 14th 2018
Happy Valentine's Day - what attracted you to your home?
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January 25th 2018
Happy Birthday to Tom
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January 18th 2018
Card surcharges over
If you have had to use your cards for payments around the purchase or rental of a property you will be glad to know that from 13 January, in line with the European Payment Services Directive (PSD2) companies have been banned from charging fees for credit or debit card payments.