BREAKING: Leading property educators gather to launch self-regulation scheme

An initiative to bring in self-regulation of the property education sector has been launched, recognising that its ©1999 - Present | Parkmatic Publications Ltd. All rights reserved | LandlordZONE® - BREAKING: Leading property educators gather to launch self-regulation scheme | LandlordZONE.

BREAKING: Leading property educators gather to launch self-regulation scheme

An initiative to bring in self-regulation of the property education sector has been launched, recognising that its reputation faces ‘major issues’ as more and more ‘get rich quick’ operators join the fray.

Called the Property Educators Accreditation Scheme or PEAS, it is backed by key members of the educator sector.

This includes , Mark Lloyd of Property Master Academy; of Succeed in Property and property consultant David Temple, all of whom have been through a rigorous and six-month long vetting process.

It also has the backing of evictions expert Paul Shamplina; Sean Hooker, Head of Redress at the ; Kirsty Roberts of Asset Academy (pictured), whose husband and Home under the is also a property educator; compliance consultant Julie Ford, David Sandeman of the Essential Information Group and David Smith of JMW Solicitors.

is operated by the Property Investors Bureau headed up by Cyril Thomas (pictured), who also runs his own property management firm.

Enforcement

Thomas told a launch gathering at the offices of Hamilton Fraser (main pic) that the PEAS scheme is designed to help future students looking for a property educator to discover ‘the good guys’ who have signed up to be ethical and transparent, and that it will strike a balance between cooperation and enforcement.

 “Anyone looking for property education that sees the PEAS badge on training/marketing materials, can feel confident that the educator has been through a thorough and varied accreditation process and that they have a transparent money back guarantee amongst other things,” says Thomas.

Decent honest

john howard property educator

John Howards (pictured) says: “In my view the property education industry has been calling out for an organisation that distinguishes between the genuine decent honest property educators and others who will not be accepted into PEAS.”

Lloyds adds: “Our industry has been under scrutiny for a number of years and we believe this will help improve standards and transparency for those looking to invest in their property education.”

Tim Frome of the PRS, says: “We at the Property Redress Scheme are pleased to support PEAS as we share the same objective of increasing standards in the property industry and providing consumers with suitable redress if they have an issue with a provider of a service”.

For more information about PEAS or the Property Investors Bureau, email on info@pibuk.org or call on 01206 700 123.

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BREAKING: Welsh landlords must give six-months’ notice to evict until end of year

Welsh landlords face more eviction bureaucracy after the country’s housing announced that its Covid restrictions on giving ©1999 - Present | Parkmatic Publications Ltd. All rights reserved | LandlordZONE® - BREAKING: Welsh landlords must give six-months’ notice to evict until end of year | LandlordZONE.

BREAKING: Welsh landlords must give six-months’ notice to evict until end of year

Welsh landlords face more eviction bureaucracy after the country’s housing announced that its Covid restrictions on giving notice of eviction are to be extended for another three months.

The Coronavirus Act 2020 includes a range of powers for Welsh Ministers including the ability to extend existing pandemic-specific evictions rules.
Since September last year landlords and agents have been required to give six months’ notice to tenants of an intention to evict.

This was due to run out at the end of June but was extended, with an option to extend beyond September 30th. This has now been taken up by the Welsh government.

Housing minister Julie James says: “The purpose of this alteration is to ensure that during a time when case numbers and hospitalisations are increasing and the virus remains a serious threat to public health, landlords will continue to give increased notice to tenants before they can issue proceedings for possession.

“The effect will to be to delay evictions meaning that fewer people will face eviction into homelessness at a time when this might exacerbate the spread of the virus and when local authorities are less able to respond to these situations.

In its explanatory memorandum, the Welsh government says the number of people under immediate threat of eviction from their homes must be kept low ‘in order to continue to contribute to the range of measures in place that respond to the continuing effects of the pandemic’.

Industry reaction

Ben Beadle (pictured), Chief Executive of National Residential Landlords Association, says: “The further extension of longer notice periods is yet another blow to the Welsh private rented sector and will only worsen the ongoing rent arrears crisis.

“Expecting landlords to carry the burden of extended notice periods is doomed to fail and the Welsh Government’s desire to continue kicking the can down the road is jeopardising the long-term future of many landlords’ businesses and in turn, the security of tenants who rely upon them.

“This announcement indicates that the Welsh Government lacks a coherent strategy to address the many issues affecting the private rented sector.

The little publicised Tenancy Hardship Grant has helped less than half a dozen tenants and without a clear plan to exit emergency measures, the rent debt crisis will worsen, leaving many tenants with damaged credit scores, saddled with debt and local authorities unable to meet demand.

Paul Sowerbutts (pictured), Head of Legal at , adds: “No real surprise here that Wales has done this ahead of the big changes to tenancy types, possibly next year.

“But England is unlikely to follow suit as Wales is deviating more and more from England’s approach to the PRS.”

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