This is the industry standard for all agents working in this area. It is the required qualification for entry to the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA), the only professional, self-regulating body specialising in the private rented sector and representing more than 5,000 lettings offices across the UK. Lee, who started his career in Nuneaton has been working as a letting agent in the area for almost 5 years.
Lee said “I decided to start my studies as a result of my passion for the lettings industry; I am thrilled to have secured the Technical Award. I will soon become a full member of ARLA and operate to their strict codes of practice in order to maintain the high industry standards insisted upon at Martin & Co.”
ARLA operates alongside three of the property sector’s leading professional bodies, the:
National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA)
National Association of Valuers and Auctioneers (NAVA)
Institution of Commercial and Business Agents (ICBA).
The NFOPPAwarding Body is accredited by the governments Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) and offers nationally recognised qualifications across all disciplines in the property sector.
The NFOPP Technical Award in Residential Lettings and Property Management is a Level 3 qualification within the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) and the examinations for the qualification cover:
Health and Safety, Security and General Law
Legal Aspects of Lettings and Management
Residential Property Lettings Practice
Residential Property Management Practice.
Ruth Lilley, Head of Membership and Professional Development explains:
“The Technical Award is designed to offer a flexible, cost effective route for agents or those seeking to join the profession to improve their knowledge and gain a well-respected, nationally recognised professional qualification. I heartily congratulate Lee on his achievement, which represents a commitment not only to developing his career, but also to achieving the high industry standards that we seek, as a body, to promote.”