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. 

16 September 2019

ARLA Propertymark Q&A: Changes to Section 21 and Section 8

ARLA Propertymark CEO David Cox answers letting agents' questions on the Government's plans to repeal Section 21, which would put an end to "no-fault evictions", and the proposed improvements to Section 8 to make it easier for landlords to regain possession of their properties. 

16 September 2019

Q&A with ARLA Propertymark: The Regulation of Property Agents Report (RoPA)

ARLA Propertymark CEO David Cox answers estate and letting agents' questions on the Regulation of Property Agents Report.

13 September 2019

Letting agents need to make voices heard on Section 21, says ARLA Propertymark CEO

ARLA Propertymark CEO David Cox is urging letting agents to participate in the consultation on the repeal of Section 21.

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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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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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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ARLA Propertymark Q&A: Changes to Section 21 and Section 8

Posted by The Goodlord team on 16 September 2019

Hundreds of letting agents submitted questions to Goodlord about the possible repeal of Section 21 and the end of "no-fault" evictions, a proposal the Government confirmed in its Renters' Reform Bill, as well as the changes to Section 8 to improve the grounds for repossession. Goodlord's legislation webinar with ARLA Propertymark CEO David Cox. 

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Q&A with ARLA Propertymark: The Regulation of Property Agents Report (RoPA)

Posted by The Goodlord team on 16 September 2019

ARLA Propertymark CEO David Cox answered questions on what the proposed regulation of property agents could entail in Goodlord's legislation webinar.

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Letting agents need to make voices heard on Section 21, says ARLA Propertymark CEO

Posted by The Goodlord team on 13 September 2019

ARLA Propertymark CEO David Cox implored letting agents to make their voices heard in the current Government consultation on repealing Section 21.

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