Paul Ainsworth Lord from Ainsworth Lord Estates and Letting Agents in Darwen, Blackburn and East Lancashire talks about “Why it pays to choose a Licensed Letting Agent”
We’re proud to be a member of several organisations which represent the property lettings and management industry.
Quite shockingly in our opinion there is currently no mandatory regulation of letting and property management agents in the UK.
For us it’s a great way to keep up with changes to rules and regulations affecting the industry.
It’s also a great way to access training and development courses to enhance my skills.
But more importantly it has big benefits for our clients and here’s why we believe you should always choose a licensed agent.
For example, ARLA has a strict code of practice which its licensed agents must follow.
We put this record down to communicating with landlords and tenants clearly, honestly and regularly. As well as having solid vetting procedures in place as mentioned in this blog.
ARLA also offers a Client Money Protection Scheme meaning your money is protected. This provides peace of mind for tenants and landlords.
We’re big believers that this should be compulsory for all agents but it’s not. It’s something that the Government should look at immediately rather than lumber even more rules and regulations on landlords’ shoulders.
ARLA provides us with expert legal advice if needed. Whenever we’ve had to call on this service in the past it’s really helped my clients and ensured everyone is treated fairly and legally.
Being licensed by ARLA means our clients know that we comply with its professional standards.
In a nutshell, we think by dealing with a licensed letting agent you can be confident that they take the business of managing your property seriously and will work to a professional, principled and honest agenda.
We know we certainly do.
Thanks for reading and if you have any other property related questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us – we’d love to help you.
PS: If you want to let your property quickly, professionally and cost effectively:
Call Ainsworth Lord Estates and our team on 01254 760 660
Pop into our office at 49 Market Street, Darwen, Lancashire, BB3 1PS
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