Bude letting agent receives recognised property agent qualification

27th September 2018
Head shot of Kivells Bude Lettings Manager Mandy Ellicott

Kivells Bude Lettings Manager Mandy Ellicott

Mandy Ellicott, the letting’s manager at Kivells in Bude, has achieved the Propertymark Qualifications Level 2 Award in Introduction to Residential Property Management Practice.

The Award, which is a nationally recognised industry qualification, meets the Association of Residential Letting Agents’ (ARLA) Propertymark membership requirements to join the Association as a member agent.  ARLA Propertymark is the UK's foremost professional body for letting agents. It aims to promote better regulation and higher practice standards in the UK private rented sector.

Mandy Ellicott of Kivells comments: “It was important for me to secure this recognised qualification as a letting agent. It is not only a personal achievement but also a mark of professionalism and trust; it provides reassurance to tenants dealing with Kivells that the agency adheres to the highest professional standards, and that employees are qualified and knowledgeable letting agents.”

Kivells is among a growing number of agents across the UK working with ARLA Propertymark and Propertymark Qualifications to become qualified and raise standards within the industry.

Melfyn Williams, Chair of the Governing Body, adds: “The Propertymark Qualifications Level 2 Award is an ideal first step in demonstrating a basic knowledge in the key areas related to residential letting and property management within the lettings sector.  Propertymark Qualifications is committed to raising standards within the residential letting and property management sector through the provision of accredited, nationally recognised qualifications, such as the Award Mandy has achieved.”

David Cox, ARLA Propertymark Chief Executive, concludes: “I congratulate Mandy Ellicott on her achievement of the Level 2 qualification and am pleased to welcome her to ARLA Propertymark membership.

“ARLA Propertymark strives for better regulation in the private rented sector; with the support of letting agents across the UK recognising the need for higher standards and integrity in the sector, gaining a qualification with Propertymark Qualifications counts as a real stamp of professionalism and supports the drive for better practice within the industry.”