Ken Livingstone plans City Hall-run estate agent
- 21st December 2011
- Renting Property News
ludlowthompson is confident that 99.9% of tenants would prefer to use a professional estate agent.
In a speech to the London Policy Conference Ken Livingstone laid out his plans for housing if he is elected Mayor of London in next year’s election.
Top of his agenda is to establish a London-wide non-profit lettings agent to drive up minimum standards in the private rental sector. Specifically he mentioned a desire to tackle rogue landlords and high agency fees, as well as accreditation issues and tenant deposits protection.
As a member of the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) and Investors in People, ludlowthompson already adheres to the highest industry standards and welcomes any move to improve standards across the market.
ludlowthompson is also an advocate for estate agents encouraging landlords to raise their standards. For example, ludlowthompson recently developed a fire safety product to alert tenants to a fire and to extinguish any small fires. These safety kits go beyond any legal requirements for landlords.
Stephen Ludlow, Chairman of ludlowthompson, comments: “ludlowthompson adheres to the highest industry standards and we welcome any moves that would increase standards in the rest of the industry.
“High quality, professional estate agents like ludlowthompson deliver a high quality service to landlords, tenants, buyers and sellers. We are confident that tenants would continue to value the high quality of service that we provide even if there was a state-sponsored alternative in London.
“Londoners used to dealing with public services provision might prefer City Hall to focus on the bigger picture, such as stimulating the supply of new London homes.”
We welcome any moves that would increase standards in the rest of the industry.
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