Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
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The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is the world's leading professional body for qualifications and standards in land, property and construction. As people, governments, banks and commercial organisations continue to demand more assurance of certified standards and ethics, attaining RICS status is the recognised mark of property professionalism.
Member of team
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The team network has hundreds of independently run agents across the country offering a multi-agency service for a sole agency fee.
National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA)
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The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) is the UK's leading professional body for estate agency. Its members practice across all aspects of property both in the UK and overseas, including residential and commercial sales and lettings, property management, business transfer, auctioneering and land.
The Association was established with the goal of upholding good practice and high professional standards in the UK. Today, its key roles include providing help and guidance for property professionals across a broad spectrum of disciplines, while continually campaigning to make the property market more efficient and user-friendly for the home buying and selling public.
The Property Ombudsman (TPO)
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The Property Ombudsman (TPO) provides fair and reasonable resolutions to disputes between members of the public and estate agents who are members of the TPO Scheme or who have registered with the TPO Approved Estate Agents Redress Scheme. Firms who are members, follow the TPO Code of Practice for Residential Sales.
Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA)
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The Association of Residential Lettings Agents (ARLA) was formed in 1981 as the professional and regulatory body for letting agents in the UK. It was recognised that the requirements of the residential lettings market were so detailed and specific that a separate organisation was required to promote standards in this important and growing sector of the property market.
ARLA has nearly 6,000 individual members, representing 3,500 member offices throughout the UK including large multi-branch national companies as well as the smaller single office practices. Membership is achieved only by agents who demonstrate that they have a thorough knowledge of their profession and that they conduct their business according to current best management practice.
Association of Residential Managing Agents
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The Association of Residential Managing Agents (ARMA) represents companies engaged in the management of residential leasehold blocks of flats in England and Wales. ARMA's principal aim is to work towards improving standards and service for lessees and freeholders.
Association of Retirement Home Managers
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The Association of Retirement Housing Managers (ARHM), represents 59 organisations which between them, manage 94,000 retirement properties. The Association is committed to high standards and ethics in the management of private retirement and sheltered housing.