Why is it important that I should employ a Professional agent to deal with my affairs?
Chartered Surveyors are recognised as THE property Professionals worldwide. RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) Members spend years studying and training and once elected a Member must comply with strict rules. The Members' Accounts Rules mean that Landlords' money is protected. Our client account is externally audited to ensure we comply with these regulations and we are part of the Clients' Money Protection scheme, funded through membership of the RICS. We also have Professional Indemnity insurance in place.
ARLA (Association of Residential Lettings Agents) is the only Professional regulatory body solely concerned with residential lettings. Through ARLA we are kept up to date with legislation and we adhere to ARLA's strict code of practice. ARLA Members are tested and interviewed and our business is regularly scrutinised to ensure we adhere to the code. It is important to take care who you trust to handle your money and property affairs. Anyone can set up as a letting agent without qualifications, experience or licencing. You can rest assured with Larards Lets; we are professional highly regulated letting agents with appropriate qualifications, experience and a well organised team with a good track record to prove our standing.