Raising the Standard

Raising the Standard

Martin & Co's Croydon & Purley Office became one of the first letting agents in Greater London to join the new London Rental Standard scheme. This is a voluntary set of minimum standards that the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, expects of letting agents who operate in London’s private rented sector. 

The bold initiative, administered by the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA), is designed to raise professional standards in the Capital by providing a consistent benchmark of accreditation for consumers to rely on. Launched on 13th August, the Croydon & Purley Office was welcomed into the scheme on the first day.

Paul Maruna, Director, said “ We are proud to become a London Rental Standard Accreditation member as we believe in the highest professional standards for letting agents. It will only be through qualification and ongoing professional development, backed up by appropriate regulation, that the rogue landlords and agents who blight our industry will be eliminated."

He continued "The LRS is a new approach to help tenants rent with confidence. We support this step towards a more regulated industry in London fully and urge all agents to get involved, as together we can build a better, stronger private rented sector."

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