RICS- Benefits of Regulated Agent
If you are looking to have someone let and manage a property, we as RICS members specialise in a relevant area of residential lettings and management.
We are regulated, audited regularly to have the highest possible standards of client accounting and adhere to our Rules of Conduct and have complaints handling procedures in place.
The RICS “ Residential Property Standards Blue Book” is widely recognised within the estate agency profession as the industry standard. It sets out mandatory requirements and recommended best practice for residential agency, lettings and property management.
ARLA - Benefits of a Licensed Agent
Why would you use a licensed letting agent?
- Your tenancy deposit and rent are protected as we are required to have client money protection (within scheme rules).
- We hold professional indemnity insurance.
- We are admitted to membership by a recognised qualification.
- We follow highly professional standards.
- We are members of an ombudsman scheme and offer a complaints process should things go wrong.
We are licensed members of the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA), the only professional body that is solely concerned with the regulation of Letting Agents, and for 25 years has been actively promoting the highest standards across every aspect of residential letting and management. ARLA member firms are required to work within the robust Code of Practice, which covers the key stages of Letting and Management of property.
TDS - Ensuring deposits are administered correctly.
Why would you not protect your deposit?
Since the 6th April 2007 all deposits taken for Assured Shorthold Tenancies have to be covered by a Tenancy Deposit Protection Scheme.
This scheme has been developed to ensure that deposits held by reputable Agents are protected, and that disputes about their return are resolved swiftly, inexpensively and impartially.
We are a member of the Tenancy Deposit Scheme, which is administered by;
The Dispute Service Ltd
PO Box 541 Amersham Bucks HP6 6ZR
Tel: 0845 226 7837