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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ARLA Propertymark CEO David Cox answers estate and letting agents' questions on the Regulation of Property Agents Report.
ARLA Propertymark CEO David Cox is urging letting agents to participate in the consultation on the repeal of Section 21.