What Is An ARLA Agent And How Can They Help You?

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ARLA, or the Association of Residential Letting Agents, is a regulatory body that represents landlords and letting agents in the United Kingdom. ARLA is a membership division of Propertymark which is the professional body for the property sector. 

It is important to have an association with ARLA because they set the standards for the industry. ARLA agents must adhere to a strict code of conduct, so you can be sure that they will always act in your best interests. In this article, we will discuss what ARLA agents do and why it is important to have one working on your behalf.

ARLA Agents and How They Can Help You

If you're a landlord in Halstead and the surrounding area, you may have come across the term "ARLA agent" and wondered what it means. An ARLA agent is a property professional who is a member of the Association of Residential Letting Agents. Damien Lockley who is the director of ARLA accredited letting agent Oswicks explains the role of ARLA in more depth:

“As an ARLA qualified letting agent an important part of our work is ensuring that Oswicks’ clients are up to date with changes in legislation that could affect them. We do this by keeping ourselves informed and providing newsletters and e-mails with key information for our clients. So, if you're looking for a reputable agent that can keep you up-to-date on all things property-related, an ARLA agent like Oswicks could be a good option for you.”

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ARLA is the Association of Residential Letting Agents, a professional body for agents and landlords in the UK who manage and rent residential properties. ARLA provides its members with a range of benefits including access to best practice guidance, legal advice, professional indemnity insurance and ongoing training. They are committed to raising standards across the industry and ensuring that both tenants and landlords are protected. All members must abide by their strict code of conduct which ensures that clients receive fair treatment at all times.