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IS YOUR LETTING AGENT FULLY TRAINED?

Experienced Letting Agents in Hampshire

Is your Letting Agent a member of ARLA (Association of Residential Letting Agents) or a similar regulating body?

This is more important than you may think as membership is not automatic for any Agent and you must follow strict procedures and guidelines, carry out and take part in regular training sessions and ensure that your accounting practices are thorough and secure.

This week ARLA and the NAEA organised an excellent local conference, where we were able to speak to experts in such diverse subjects as Japanese Knotweed, Virgin Media connections and Landlord Insurance. All of which were of great interest and are all relevant to the day to day work we carry out. The range of topics in which any competent Lettings or Property Manager must have a good basic understanding, or be thoroughly competent at, appears to grow daily.

Legislation in this area can change monthly and the responsibilities and Duty of Care to tenants and clients is ever increasing. It is very easy to believe that because you have done a job for several years, you are competent but in fact it is only by regular training and updating your knowledge that you can fully ensure that your client’s property and investment are properly taken care of.

The next big issue for all agents will be the upcoming Immigration Act 2014 and the additional checks that we will now have to enforce in order to make sure that our clients and ourselves are carrying out the right procedures.

Some Agents may offer a letting service, but unless it is backed up by the knowledge that they are fully compliant and familiar with every new legislation and regulation, then their clients are at risk.

Harcourts ensure that all staff are fully trained for their jobs and information gained at courses and conferences is always shared and expanded on in order to ensure that we can answer every question or where necessary know when specialist advice is required.

We are members of ARLA, the NAEA, the Guild of Letting and Management and The Property Ombudsman. All of these bodies have their own rules we have to adhere to but together they help to ensure that we give the best possible service.

Harcourts - Property services in Hampshire. Specailising in letting property in Hampshire, property development in Hampshire, block management in Hampshire and landlord services in Hampshire.

If you would like to know more about ARLA or any aspect of the items mentioned then please check www.arla.co.uk or contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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