Ashmore Lettings & Sales are members of the UK Association of Letting Agents (UKALA) Which means we have to adhere to strict guidelines concerning our accounting and money handling practices, giving peace of mind to tenants and landlords alike that we can be trusted to handle matters in the correct way.
As an independent agent, we believe that we offer a more personal service than the larger property groups. As a landlord, if you think the same, then your choice in Walsall is becoming rather limited as local, independents agents are being snapped up by the larger, corporate property groups.
One of the frustrations that a landlord has is that he/she has made a decision in the past to choose an independent agent to look after their property, only to find that an acquisition takes place and the landlord is then with a different agent.
To add to this we hold Professional Indemnity Insurance (copy available upon request) and operate a Client Money Protection Policy. More information on the UKALA Client Money Protection Scheme can be found here.
From 1st October 2014 the Department for Communities and Local Government introduced the requirement for all lettings agents and property managers in England to join 1 of 3 government approved redress schemes. We are members of the Property Redress Scheme (PRS). Further information on the PRS can be found here
Traditionally, the property market has been driven by high street agents who conventionally advertise properties in their windows and prospective customers are required to visit their office to sign numerous pieces of documentation. However, new technology has changed the face of the industry and certainly streamlining the process for tenants and buyers.
However, one thing technology cannot replace is experienced staff who know the letting industry inside out, as well as having unrivalled local knowledge in the areas in which we operate.
Over 85% of property searches now start online. The online property portals make it easier for tenants to search for available properties and footfall into high street offices is now minimal.
The reason for our success relates directly to our performance levels to clients. We are results orientated. Offering a range of comprehensive, effective and efficient services, we acknowledge the responsibility entrusted to us when handling your property. Indeed it is this responsibility we have built our reputation on.
Whether you are a professional Landlord with a portfolio of properties, a first time Landlord letting your own home, or maybe an individual who has contemplated purchasing an investment property but does not know where to start, we can help.