In the past 5 years there have been over 150 new regulations affecting landlords and there are more in the pipeline for 2019. Whilst it is good that the industry is being more tightly regulated and there is a greater focus on safety measures, it does highlight the importance of using a professional letting agent. A key target for the government for 2019 is to rid the industry of rogue agents and landlords, and a new government working group has already been set up to look at ways to improve standards for home buyers, vendors, tenants, landlords and leaseholders. We are members of ARLA Propertymark and our team attend training courses and industry updates. We regularly update our landlords on changes in legislation, so make one of your key targets for 2019 to use The Country House Company as your professional letting agent.