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With less than a week to go before the introduction of new rules extending the range of properties subject to mandatory HMO licensing, the National Landlords Association is concerned that councils may not be ready.     From October 1 HMO licenses will be required by all properties...

The proportion of tenants who faced rent hikes in August reached a four-year peak this summer, according to the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA PropertyMark).   The number of tenants experiencing rent increases soared to 40 per cent in August, from 31 per cent in July...

Letting agents are reminded they must belong to The Property Ombudsman or the Property Redress Scheme - or face a £5,000 fine for trading illegally.     If a letting agent was formally signed up to Ombudsman Services: Property – which withdrew from the housing market on August...

Agents and landlords are reminded that new rules about the licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) are set to come into force next month.   All properties housing five or more people from two or more separate households will be required to have an HMO licence,...

A new Training Academy which aims to help landlords, agents and property professionals seeking additional support has been launched by the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) this week.     The academy will offer a range of online courses showcased on a custom-built system which offers interactive eLearning content...

ARLA Propertymark members are encouraged to show their support for Gas Safety Week again this year, in a bid to highlight the dangers of poorly maintained gas appliances.   The eighth annual Gas Safety Week, which runs from September 17 to 23, will see Gas Safe address...