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Consultation on Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

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More work needed on Building Safety Bill in order to protect leaseholders

25 November 2020

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ARLA Propertymark appoints four new Regional Representatives

Thursday 05 November 2020

After receiving more applications for the roles than ever before, ARLA Propertymark is pleased to announce the appointment of Regional Representatives across four regions in England.

Following a huge number of great candidates putting themselves forward for the roles and a rigorous selection process, Leanne Hargreaves, Sophie Lang, Sally Hatcher, and James Duffy have been appointed.

Experienced Representatives

Leanne, who has been appointed Regional Representative for Cheshire, Manchester, and Merseyside, has over ten years of property management experience and has been a member of ARLA Propertymark since 2013.

Sophie, the Representative for Cornwall, has 15 years’ experience in lettings and for the last ten years has been a director of a letting agency.

Sally, who has been appointed the Representative for Kent, has been letting and managing properties for over 25 years in Canterbury and set up her own family-run letting agency eight years ago.

James, the Representative for Sussex, has over 19 years of experience, having worked with a range of knowledgeable companies including the award-winning Callaways.

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I am excited to welcome four new regional representatives to ARLA Propertymark, all of whom are property experts and passionate about tackling the issues facing the lettings sector. We always appreciate the time that our regional representatives give to the industry and I have no doubt they will share their expertise with members through their new roles.

It’s been a challenging period for the property market and as we now enter a second lockdown period, having a strong network of regional volunteers, who are practicing members, in place to work closely with us is fundamental in helping us understand what members need and the issues they are facing

Tim Balcon

Tim Balcon
Propertymark Chief Executive Officer

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With the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions Propertymark is still offering a full programme of virtual Regional Meetings, where industry experts will present the latest updates on legislation and best practice. They are a chance to connect with Regional Representatives and are open to Members and non-members.

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