A letting agent working for Leaders has been appointed as the new ARLA Propertymark board member for the Midlands.
Duncan Chambers, who is a lettings manager at Leaders Leamington Spa, will take up the post on June 16.
Chambers will represent all ARLA Propertymark members in the Midlands at regular meetings and conferences.
Other key responsibilities include liaising with members and regional reps, being a media spokesperson, acting at board level and reporting on key developments in the Midlands.
“I am thrilled to be appointed as the new ARLA board member for the Midlands and I am incredibly excited about the challenge that lies ahead,” says Chambers.
The agent has been an ARLA Propertymark member for several years and was regional representative for Lincolnshire before moving to the West Midlands.
“In an industry where anybody is free to set up a letting agents business, it is vital that landlords and tenants protect themselves by using only properly qualified agents,” adds Chambers.
In a press statement announcing Chambers’ appointment, his firm Leaders states that it has long called for increased regulation of the lettings industry.
“I would urge everybody to avoid unprofessional agents and work towards driving them out of the industry,” says Chambers.
ARLA was co-founded by Neville Lee OBE, who also set up Leaders in 1983.