As a member of ARLA you are demonstrating to your clients
that you are committed to rules of conduct and professionalism and
are dedicated to raising the standards within the industry. The
public know that using a member of ARLA ensures that they can
access valuable advice on how their agent should be conducting
their business and that their agent is prepared to be accountable
to the UK's largest professional body for property agents.
No. Membership of ARLA is on an individual basis only.
By joining ARLA as an employee you have shown your employer
and any prospective employers that you are committed to
professionalism and recognise the importance of raising the
standards by becoming a qualified property agent.
Some handy tips and
hints to encourage your employer to pay for your membership:
- Show your employer a copy of the enormous membership benefits
included in your application pack or downloadable from
- You could explain to your employer how by having an employee as
a member of ARLA you are upgrading your company's status in
the eyes of your clients by showing your commitment to professional
standards across the industry
- Request a short course brochure and highlight how much money
they would save by sending you on courses at member rate
Providing you included all relevant documentation with your
completed application form, we can process your application
within 10 working days.
NB. Before submitting your application please look at the
checklist on the back page of the application form.
For those applicants who do not hold a qualification relevant to
the industry or recognised by ARLA, you would be offered membership
in the grade of student. Student grade entitles you to all benefits
of membership but does not allow you to advertise membership of
ARLA. Should you wish to upgrade your membership to either Member
or Fellow you will be required to take the ARLA Technical Award or
ARLA Diploma. Please note Principals, Partners and Directors are
not permitted to become students and must be qualified prior to
To be eligible for membership you must have nationally
recognised residential sales related qualification accepted by the
Association for membership. Applicants must also be dealing in
estate agency. In order to ascertain whether your qualification is
recognised by the ARLA, please contact the Membership and
Professional Development on 0845 250 6002*
information on joining including the latest costs please refer to
Members at Member or
Fellow grade can use the designatory letters MARLA, FARLA
respectively. Employees at these grades can also use the ARLA
logo on their personal stationery. Principals, partners and
directors in addition to using the designatory letters can also use
the ARLA logo on their company's stationery.
All members at these
grades will be provided with window stickers conveying your
membership status to the public.
Student members are
not permitted to use designatory letters or to advertise their
membership in any way.
Yes. You can still become a member of ARLA. At present the ARLA
Technical Award does not cover Scottish law, however this is in the
process of being adapted so please bear with us.
Any qualified Principal, Partner, or Director member of ARLA can
upload properties for all of their offices to PropertyLive.co.uk.
For more information on joining and to download an application form
Client Money Protection ( CMP)?
The NFOPP/ARLA scheme
is designed to reimburse clients of members who have suffered
financial loss due to the dishonesty of the member and/or their
firm. The NFOPP/ARLA have given a 'promise' to clients of
NFOPP/ARLA members that, up to pre-set limits, they will make
reimbursement for such losses. The NFOPP/ARLA have therefore taken
out an insurance policy to these same pre-set limits to cover the
risk that they have assumed in the 'promise' to the clients of
members. The only party insured under this policy is the