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ARLA moves to raise standards

The Association of Residential Letting Agents is reforming its criteria for membership in a bid to improve the professional and ethical standards of landlords and tenants.

ARLA is requiring increased financial controls over clients&#39 accounts, although the rule requiring two years experience of letting business before admission to ARLA has been abolished.

ARLA chairman Frances Burkinshaw says: “We know there are many very good letting agents out there. We want them to come forward to join ARLA and help strengthen the private rented sector through their professional and ethical service to the public.”

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