This article is relevant to those with an interest in Henley block management and Henley estate management.

The Regulation of Property Agents Working Group, chaired by Lord Best, will submit their final report to Parliament this summer.  The objective of the Working Group is to provide:

  • Advice to government on a model for an independent property agent regulator, including how it will operate and how it will enforce compliance
  • A single, mandatory and legally-enforceable Code of Practice for property agents;
  • A system of minimum entry requirements and continuing professional development for property agents
  • Explore fees, charges and ability to choose a managing agent for leaseholders and freeholders

The new legislation which will likely be introduced in approximately two years’ time will require compulsory Regulation of Property Agents and compulsory licensing of individuals working for Property Agents.  It is probable that existing qualifications and licensing will be taken into consideration when the law changes.  For more information click here

Alba Management Services welcome these future changes to the Property Management Sector.  As an agency we provide re-assurance to our Henley block management clients and are voluntarily Regulated by RICS and Licensed by ARLA.  Our team hold the following qualifications; MIRPM (Member Institute of Residential Property Managers), AIRPM (Associate Institute of Residential Property Managers), AssocRICS (Associate Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) and MARLA (Member of Association of Residential Managing Agents).

At Alba Management we have always seen the benefit of having a trained and qualified team to look after our clients’ needs.  Extensive knowledge and experience are the attributes clients need for peace of mind when asking an agent to manage their property for them.  We are well placed to meet the requirements of the new legislation and we encourage clients to make sure their managing agent is similarly well positioned.

We welcome enquiries from block management and estate management clients who require a licensed property agent in Bucks or Berks with a qualified team.  To see how we can help, please contact Managing Director, Tom Dawson today.

Alba Management Services provide block management, estate management and residential property management in Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire.  We manage everything from listed properties to new builds, with everything in between.  The blocks and estates managed are of varying sizes and are located in areas including Henley, Marlow, Bourne End, Taplow, Burnham, Maidenhead, Twyford, Woodley, Reading, Bracknell and Wokingham.

Alba Management Services are Regulated by RICS and have qualified staff.  We operate to globally recognised standards, safeguard the security of client money, carry out our work with the required skill and competence, and provide appropriate indemnity for the work we do.  We take pride in delivering first class block management and estate management services to clients located near Marlow, Buckinghamshire.