Local lettings expert Duncan Chambers has been appointed as the new Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) board member for the Midlands.
Duncan, who is a lettings manager at Leaders in Leamington Spa, will represent all ARLA members from across the region at meetings and conferences when he takes up the post on 16th June.
His key responsibilities include liaising with ARLA members and regional representatives, acting at board level, reporting on key developments in the Midlands and being a media spokesperson for the organisation.
Duncan says: “I am thrilled to be appointed as the new ARLA board member for the Midlands and I am incredibly excited about the challenge that lies ahead.
“I have been a member of ARLA for many years and before moving to the West Midlands I was a regional representative for Lincolnshire, so I have plenty of experience of working with the body at a high level.
“In an industry where anybody is free to set up a letting agents business, it is vital that landlords and tenants protect themselves by using only properly qualified agents that comply with all relevant legislation and guidelines.”
Leaders has long called for increased regulation of the lettings industry in order to eliminate rogue agents from the market.
Duncan adds: “I would urge everybody to avoid unprofessional agents and work towards driving them out of the industry. At Leaders, customers can rest assured that all staff are property experts and adhere to every piece of legislation.”
Leaders and ARLA have been linked for many years. The property specialist was founded in 1983 by Neville Lee OBE, who was also the co-founder of ARLA. Leaders has been a member of ARLA ever since.
For more information on selling, letting, buying or renting a property contact your local Leaders branch.