ARLA Writes Open Letter to Government Ahead Of Election

ARLA has written an open letter to the Government urging it to reconsider its proposal to ban letting agent fees in England. The letter reinforces the work of the broad range of agents who have shared their views, met with MP’s and submitted a response to the Government Consultation. The letter has been sent to Read More >

London Rents fall for first time in Eight Years

Rents on new tenancies in London fell by 1.2 per cent over the past 12 months to April – the first such fall since December 2009. By contrast, rents across the whole of the UK have risen 0.4 per cent in the same period. The latest data from HomeLet shows that this negative growth in […] Read More >

London Supply of Rental Properties drops by a Third

In April, the supply of available rental properties in London fell by a third, whilst rising only marginally across the rest of the UK. David Cox, CEO of ARLA says “Although the rental market in London has seen a large drop in the supply of properties available to rent, it’s a different picture in the Read More >

Three Quarters of Tenants would pay more for perfect Flatmate

According to research by Spark Energy, 70% of tenants would be willing to pay more per month to live with the perfect flatmate. Almost a quarter would be prepared to pay over £200 more a month for the ideal room mate. Most respondents said meeting potential housemates face to face is the most successful method Read More >

Tenant Fees ban put thousands of jobs at risk

The Government’s proposed ban on agents’ fees to tenants could result in job losses of between 4,000 – 16,000 in the estate agent sector and related industries according to a detailed study carried out by ARLA on the economic consequences of the ban. The research revealed letting agent fees to tenants make up one fifth Read More >