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  • Update from the ARLA Propertymark Conference 2017 – Robert Ulph MARLA MNAEA

    April 17, 2017

    I recently attended the annual ARLA Propertymark Conference and, now in in its 22nd year, the event is going from strength to strength. With over 6,000 current licensed members the conference is the UK’s largest lettings conference and exhibition...

  • What does the future hold for housing supply? – Robert Ulph MARLA MNAEA

    April 17, 2017

    Each month the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA Propertymark) publishes their report on the housing market and the most recent one reported that housing supply is at its lowest level for March since records began...

  • Ipswich listed as one of England’s most desirable places to live – Robert Ulph

    March 17, 2017

    Last week, the Royal Mail published its latest report on the best places to live and work in the UK and it was great to see Ipswich in the top ten...

  • You need to do your homework when renting out your property – Robert Ulph

    March 17, 2017

    I’ve written before in my column about the rise in popularity of online agents for selling and letting properties and I have outlined the differences in using these rather than the traditional, high street agents. But it is now worrying to see that there is also a growth in the use of websites for listing rental property where the landlord has no advice or protection and often no comeback at all...

  • Government Announces Mandatory Money Protection – Robert Ulph

    March 17, 2017

    A Government Review was launched last Autumn to look at how letting agents manage their clients’ money and whether legislation was needed to make certain processes mandatory. Just last week it was announced that measures are to be put in place to make Client Money Protection mandatory for all letting agents across England...

  • Research Highlights Impact of Tenant Fee Ban – Robert Ulph

    February 17, 2017

    Following the surprise announcement in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement on the proposed ban on tenants’ fees, the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) has since conducted research looking into the implications of what an outright ban would mean. The report highlights the impact a full ban would have on tenants, landlords, letting agents and the wider housing market...

  • Introducing Propertymark for your protection – Robert Ulph

    February 17, 2017

    I recently attended the National Estate Agency conference in London where the new branding for the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) and the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) was announced. The two organisations are altering their emphasis much more to consumer protection with the launch of Propertymark. For over fifty years, ARLA and NAEA have represented the...

  • Why great customer service can be a timely reminder – Robert Ulph

    January 17, 2017

    A lot has been written recently by those in the letting industry, defending the sector after the numerous changes that have been brought in which will affect the rental market. I have written myself about the further changes I hope to see or those adverse policies that it would be great for the Government to do a rethink on...

  • Looking Forward to 2017 – Robert Ulph

    January 17, 2017

    Many have said that 2017 has a lot to live up after the events of 2016 and the major talking point going into the year is triggering Article 50 to begin the process of Britain’s exit from the EU. We know political change brings economic and financial uncertainty, but I do feel 2017 is a year to look forward to...

  • Suffolk – a great place to invest in

    May 27, 2016

    A major national Sunday newspaper recently reported that East Anglia could be the best place in Britain to buy property. This is great news and for those of us who live in Suffolk, we know already all the boxes that get ticked by living in this county. With the beautiful coastline, the lovely countryside, chocolate box villages and thriving market towns it is easy for me to say that Suffolk is an...