2 December 2019

    How could Brexit impact letting agents and the private rented sector?

    Uncertainty abounds almost four years after the referendum. We look at how Brexit could impact the PRS in this extract from Goodlord's latest e-book, Dawn of a decade: Lettings in the 2020s. 

    27 November 2019

    General election 2019: Your guide to key housing policy proposals

    We’ve put together a quick guide to the housing policies announced by the Conservatives, Labour, Green Party, and Liberal Democrats, which include everything from ending "no fault" evictions to increasing minimum energy efficiency standards.

    20 November 2019

    Four agents discuss why legislation is an opportunity to win landlords

    Landlords will be looking to letting agents to manage increasingly complex legislation, so letting agents should be prepared to demonstrate their knowledge.

    13 November 2019

    A guide to HMO licensing for letting agents and landlords

    Letting agents and landlords need to be aware of their HMO licensing obligations when it comes to rental properties operating as houses in multiple occupation.

    28 October 2019

    How will Brexit affect GDPR processes in your agency?

    Agencies will still need to comply with data protection law after Brexit, and may need to make some changes to their processes if they receive data from the EU.

    21 October 2019

    What should your lettings agency do to prepare for Brexit?

    Brexit is unlikely to have a major impact on most agencies' operations, however, it’s worth making sure you're clear on how Brexit could affect employment, data, and financial services for UK businesses.

    14 October 2019

    How to start preparing for the regulation of property agents (RoPA) now

    The recommendations from the Regulation of Property Agents Report (RoPA) might be several years away from becoming reality, but there are ways that proactive estate and letting agents can start preparing now.

    30 September 2019

    Preparing for the new anti-money laundering directive

    The EU's Fifth Money Laundering Directive is just months away from becoming law and letting agents who process rental payments of €10,000 or more a month will need to start preparing to ensure their processes are compliant.

    23 September 2019

    How will Brexit affect your tenants’ right to rent?

    The rights and status of EU, EEA and Swiss citizens living in the UK will remain the same until 30 June 2021, but most will need to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme.

    16 September 2019

    David Cox Q&A: Further clarification for agents on the Tenant Fees Act

    Letting agents are still seeking clarification on the Tenant Fees Act, months after it came into effect. ARLA Propertymark CEO David Cox answered questions on the Tenant Fees Act in a Goodlord webinar on legislation changes. 

    How could Brexit impact letting agents and the private rented sector?

    Posted by The Goodlord team on 02 December 2019

    The impact that Brexit will have on the lettings industry - and, indeed,  on the United Kingdom itself - remains an unknown almost four years after the referendum.

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    General election 2019: Your guide to key housing policy proposals

    Posted by The Goodlord team on 27 November 2019

    Housing remains a priority for most parties going into the general election, which takes place on 12th December 2019. We’ve put together a guide to the key housing policies from the manifestos that have been released by the Conservatives, Labour, Green Party, and Liberal Democrats.

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    Four agents discuss why legislation is an opportunity to win landlords

    Posted by The Goodlord team on 20 November 2019

    Legislation changes represent one of the most significant opportunities for agents to win new landlords in the coming years. Sixty-two percent of landlords cited legislation changes as their biggest concern, and many are also unaware of recent or upcoming legislative changes - a survey found only 66% of landlords were aware of the Tenant Fees Act.

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    A guide to HMO licensing for letting agents and landlords

    Posted by Andrea Warmington on 13 November 2019

    Letting agents must ensure their landlords properties are properly licensed or they could risk prosecution and an unlimited fine or a civil penalty of up to  £30,000, while their landlords could be ordered to repay tenants up to 12 months’ rent. Recent research showed that 75% of privately rented properties in the capital that required a licence under mandatory HMO or additional licensing schemes were operating without one, putting letting agents, landlords, and their tenants at risk, so it’s important that letting agents are aware of their obligations. 

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    How will Brexit affect GDPR processes in your agency?

    Posted by Andrea Warmington on 28 October 2019

    The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) won’t be disappearing after Brexit, with the government planning to incorporate it into UK law,  alongside the Data Protection Act 2018, after we leave the EU. Most of the data protection rules affecting small to medium-sized businesses and organisations will stay the same, whether or not we leave the EU with a deal.

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    What should your lettings agency do to prepare for Brexit?

    Posted by Andrea Warmington on 21 October 2019

    The UK is due to leave the EU on the 31st January 2020.  It’s unlikely your agency will need to make any major changes in order to prepare for Brexit (at this time), however, it’s worth making sure that you are clear on how Brexit could affect certain areas, such as employment, data, and financial services.

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    How to start preparing for the regulation of property agents (RoPA) now

    Posted by Andrea Warmington on 14 October 2019

    The Regulation of Property Agents working group, chaired by Lord Best, released the Regulation of Property Agents Report (RoPA) in mid-2019, with wide-ranging recommendations for regulating letting and property agents and improving standards in the property industry overall.

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    Preparing for the new anti-money laundering directive

    Posted by Andrea Warmington on 30 September 2019

    Letting agents who process rental payments of €10,000 or more a month need to start preparing for the European Union’s Fifth Money Laundering Directive, which the United Kingdom is expected to comply with from 10 January 2020 (Brexit pending).

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    Topics: Compliance

    How will Brexit affect your tenants’ right to rent?

    Posted by Andrea Warmington on 23 September 2019

    The rights and status of EU, EEA (which includes the EU countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) and Swiss citizens living in the UK will remain the same until 30th June 2021, if the UK leaves the EU with a deal.

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    Topics: Compliance

    David Cox Q&A: Further clarification for agents on the Tenant Fees Act

    Posted by The Goodlord team on 16 September 2019

    Letting agents are still seeking clarification on the Tenant Fees Act, months after it came into effect. ARLA Propertymark CEO David Cox answered questions on the Tenant Fees Act in a Goodlord webinar on legislation changes

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    Topics: Compliance

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