Our clients might have come across the National Approved Lettings Scheme, which has announced that it is accepting solicitors into membership. This is a new departure for the scheme that has so far been limited to letting and managing agents.

The NALS is an accreditation scheme operating defined standards of customer service. Firms that join have to agree to meet the minimum standards in areas like professional indemnity insurance, holding client money and complaints handling. The idea is that landlords and tenants using a NALS member will be confident that the agent operates his business in accordance with good professional standards.

As well as letting and managing agents the scheme will now include solicitors operating in the let property sector.

If you are interested in the scheme visit www.nalscheme.co.uk

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