With so many letting agents on the high street (and online) these days, how can you distinguish the ones that will best serve your needs and offer you the best value for money? Using an agent who is ARLA-qualified is a good place to start. Being a member of ARLA means your agent has undergone a gruelling examination process on the latest industry legislation and now follows a strict Code of Practice and the Rules of Conduct set out by the association. Annual CPD is required in order for members to retain their membership and ensure they’re always up-to-date on any law changes in the industry.

As a Landlord, unless you're planning to learn these laws yourself, choosing an agent who is qualified is a wise move. Most lettings legislation comes with eye-watering fines, and even prison sentences in some cases for those who don’t comply!

That’s why Tamlyns's lettings manager, Julie Odhams-Good, is a full member of ARLA  – with many more of the team qualified with ARLA or currently studying - to ensure everything is as it should be and to help keep you within the law. One of the many advantages of choosing our fully managed service is that we will always make sure you are compliant - whilst managing tenants, paperwork, maintenance and more - truly taking the stress out of lettings.

Contact the Tamlyns lettings department for more information on our fully managed service.

For more information about the Association of Residential Letting Agents, visit www.arla.co.uk.