Choose a licensed agent for total peace of mind
THE news is often filled with stories of rogue letting agents. So as a landlord, how do you avoid these unscrupulous individuals and find a reputable lettings agency who will work with honesty and integrity?
The easy answer is that you use an ARLA member.The Association of Residential Letting Agents, commonly known as ARLA, is a professional membership and regulatory body for letting agents and letting agencies in the UK. Since 1981, ARLA has actively promoted the highest standards across every aspect of residential lettings and management in the Private Rented Sector (PRS).
ARLA’s role is to make sure consumers receive a professional and transparent service from its licensed agents.
Orchard Property Services is a proud member of ARLA, which means when you invite us into your home, you can trust the professional advice and guidance that you will receive. In addition to this, Orchard as an ARLA member, offers further benefits to its landlords including:
Having a client money protection scheme in place to protect all tenant and landlord money
Having an annual independent audit
Professional indemnity insurance in place
Member of the Property Ombudsman
Abides by a strict code of practice.
ARLA leads the industry in setting and regulating the highest standards in the property sector and demands certain levels of professionalism and commitment to customer service from its membership.
Christopher Foster, partner (Lettings) said: “Both myself and company director Stephen Blackmore are members of ARLA and so ensure that you are dealing with qualified professionals.
“Our professional, honest service and independently subscribed regulatory membership teamed with our transparent fee structure ensures not only do our landlords get the very best service but also at the very best
Orchard Property Services has branches in Long Lane, Ickenham (above) and in High Street, Ruislip (right).
price, starting from 5% + VAT.”
If you wish to know more or book a face to face chat, call Christopher Foster on 01895 623 666.