Thu 09 Aug 2018
We are proud to announce Rachel Johnson, Lettings Manager at John German has become a Fellow of ARLA Propertymark, following two years of studying for the Level 4 Technical Award in Letting & Property Management.
What is ARLA Propertymark?
ARLA Propertymark is the Association of Residential Letting Agents, a professional body which protects and guides consumers, helping tenants and landlords to find and manage their homes. ARLA Propertymark work to raise professional standards among letting agents, promoting education and qualifications within the sector. As one of the most established and trusted estate agents in The Midlands, John German Estate Agents are ARLA Propertymark Protected, meeting higher standards than the law demands.
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As part of our commitment to providing honest and professional support and guidance to Landlords, John German encourage our employees to study the courses provided by Propertymark.
Aspiring to get to the top, having already qualified for her Level 3 Technical Award in Letting and Property Management, Rachel continued her learning to gain a Level 4 Technical Award. Requiring approximately 260 study hours to complete, the qualification covered six units:
- Legal Aspects Relating to Residential Letting and Management
- Practice Relating to Residential Property Management
- Appraisal and Residential Property Letting Practice
- Applied Law Relating to Residential Letting & Management
- Business Practice
- Business Management
Rachel says "The process has been tough. I started studying for the course at home around the time John German relaunched the Lettings department in 2016. Not only did I have the pressure of helping John German grow the Lettings business, I also had a young family to take care of. Therefore, it took a massive amount of self-discipline, dedication and commitment to my personal and professional growth as an ‘industry expert’ to work a full day and then continue the study well into the early hours. It was gruelling but so worth it!
It is a necessity within this ever-changing and increasingly litigious industry that we are fully versed in all the legal obligations and understand what is best practice. By being up-to-date, we can continue to offer the highest level of service to our clients and tenants.
I have had fantastic support from the team at John German too; not only have they been massively supportive by allowing me the opportunity to study for this personal achievement in the first place, they have also given me plenty of encouragement and time to complete the course. I am now proud to be an industry Fellow and look forward to continuing to grow within the lettings industry and company for years to come.”
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John German attend ARLA Propertymark Conference 2018
James Morgan, Tracey Glenn and Aidan J Reed from John German Estate Agents attend the ARLA Propertymark Conference 2018 for letting industry professionals, a forum to get up to date on a number of hot topics, keep abreast of changing legislation and network with colleagues in the industry. Guest speakers included former Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg. SEE MORE
"The staff were always friendly and polite. If it was not possible to immediately answer a query they would always promptly call back. Despite being the property buyer (and so not directly employing John German) they were far more efficient and urgent in seeing to completing the purchase than my own mortgage advisor or conveyancer. I would highly recommend John German Ashby."