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GH Property Management Services Limited achieves prestigious industry award

 

We at GH Property Management Services Limited, who manage developments in the London, Hampshire, and Dorset areas, have become one of a prestigious group of residential managing agents in the country to achieve ARMA accreditation, the new regulatory status for managing agents awarded by the industry’s trade body; The Association of Residential Managing Agents (ARMA).

ARMA accreditation has been introduced by ARMA, in the absence of any statutory regulation, with the aim of improving standards of property management across the sector.’

ARMA’s CEO, Dr Nigel Glen said: “Choosing the right managing agent can be a bit of a minefield. The industry’s not regulated so they don’t have to belong to a professional body or comply with specific standards. We have introduced ARMA accreditation so leaseholders can be confident they are choosing a quality managing agent.”

He continued: “Anyone appointing an ARMA accreditation managing agent to manage their property can have peace of mind that they conform to high standards, are bound by a consumer charter and are regulated independently. Like all of ARMA’s members, GH Property Management Services Limited has a clear commitment to providing the best service.”

Flat owners who use ARMA accredited managing agents to manage their property will be guaranteed a number of safeguards including:

  • Higher professional standards and levels of customer care
  • A transparent and open service
  • Access to an independent regulatory panel

ARMA accreditation is the self-regulatory regime for managing agents that are members of the Association of Residential Managing Agents (ARMA). It aims to raise standards and quality of service across the residential leasehold management sector. It features commitment to a new consumer charter and industry standards, which are specific to managing agents. Compliance with the standard and charter will be overseen by an independent regulatory panel made up of industry experts and chaired by former housing minister The Rt Hon Keith Hill. Importantly, leaseholders are also represented on the panel. Find out more about ARMA accreditation at: http://arma.org.uk/regulation/regulation-home

The Association of Residential Managing Agents (ARMA) is the leading trade association for companies that manage private residential leasehold blocks of flats in England and Wales. ARMA promotes high standards of leasehold management by providing advice, training and guidance for its members. ARMA also produces guidance materials for leaseholders and residents’ management companies whilst campaigning for improvements in legislation governing the leasehold sector. More information on the Association can be found at: www.arma.org.uk

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