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New Qualification for the Regulation of Letting Agents – LETWELL

Posted on October 7, 2016 by Carol in Landlords, Tenants

Well, it’s been a very busy few months at Ardanach Lettings which is why the blog page has been so quiet.  Having said that, I did manage to get four days holiday abroad last month (the first in some years!) which was wonderful and re-energising!

It’s been all hands on deck since returning and we are now pleased to announce that Ardanach Lettings Ltd are aiming to be one of the first letting agents on the West Coast of Scotland to pass the new LETWELL Professional Development Programme for Letting Agents in Scotland.

The LETWELL Programme will lead to the CIH (Chartered Institute of Housing) Scotland Level 3 Certificate in Letting and Managing Residential Property and  all agents will be required to obtain this qualification in order to continue their business.  This programme is being delivered via the partnership between LAS and CIH Scotland and is specifically aimed to take full account of the Scottish Government’s development of regulation of letting agents.

The Registration of Letting Agents will regulate those undertaking letting agency work in Scotland and agents will be required to join this mandatory register and comply with the Letting Agent Code of Practice (Scotland) Regulations 2016.

This is all good news for landlords and tenants alike and will aid in the weeding out of any rogue agencies that have given our industry a bad reputation.

This will mean that whether you are a landlord or a tenant, you can be sure that your Managing Agent who has this qualification has proven themselves to be professional and knowledgeable about their industry and compliant with all government legislation.

As part of our constant CPD, we look forward to leading the way on the West Coast of Scotland and we’ll keep you posted on our progress towards becoming one of the first agents to become LETWELL qualified!


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