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Almost 150 pieces of law now affecting Landlords

NOT ALL LETTING AGENTS ARE REGULATED

Is your agent keeping you safe and complying with the law? While there is no mandatory regulation of letting agents and landlords, there are nearly 150 pieces of law affecting tenancies. If your agent is not up to date or offering a professional service you could be missing out on protection guaranteed by law.

Why use an ARLA Propertymark Protected Agent?

Whether you have a property to rent out or are searching for a home, you need an agent that you can trust and rely on when issues arise. The quality of the agent makes a real difference.

If you are a landlord, you need professional service and the confidence that your agent will manage your investment in your best interests. As a tenant, you need the reassurance that maintenance issues will be dealt with promptly and your tenancy will run smoothly. ARLA Propertymark Protected agents help landlords to find the right tenants, and tenants to enjoy their treasured homes.

Every year tenants and landlords suffer through dealing with agents who are inexperienced or do not adhere to the law. In the worst cases financial losses can add up to tens of thousands of pounds. Knights Estate Agents are ARLA Propertymark regulated and qualified to ensure we work to a higher standard than the law demands. Make sure your letting agent is offering you Propertymark Protection.

WHAT IS PROPERTYMARK PROTECTION?

ARLA Propertymark Protected agents have to hold your money in a separate client account which is independently inspected annually. This is not the case with all letting agents. You will receive a professional service from an ARLA Propertymark Protected agent, but if things go wrong the ARLA Propertymark Client Money Protection Scheme (CMP) will step in and reimburse tenants and landlords. *

* Subject to CMP scheme limits.

ARLA PROPERTYMARK PROTECTED MEMBERS OFFER MORE:

 Backed by Propertymark Client Money Protection Scheme

  • Experienced and trained professionals are required to undertake regular training.
  • Up to date with complex legislative changes and best practices.
  • Adhere to a nationally recognised Code of Practice.
  • Submit independently audited accounts to Propertymark annually.
  • Membership of an independent redress scheme.
  • Professional Indemnity insurance.
Mark is Managing Director of Knights Estate Agents and has over 25 years experience in property lettings

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