The Lettings Industry Council - which arguably has a low profile with agents - has become an industry partner of another property trade body, the Conveyancing Information Executive.
The Lettings Industry Council comprises lettings experts from across the industry, professional bodies and schemes, service providers for both landlords and tenants, and representatives from large and small lettings agencies. Government advisors also proactively attend its meetings to seek feedback on current issues.
It aims to help raise standards across the letting industry and the group represents the views of all parties in the private rented sector.
Meanwhile the overall purpose of the CIE is to raise data quality and content standards in property searches used within the UK conveyancing process. I
ts membership includes Argyll Environmental, Geodesys, Groundsure, Landmark Information, Ordnance Survey, PinPoint Information, SafeMove, SearchFlow, Ambiental, Glenigan, JBA Risk Management, Barbour ABI and now The Lettings Industry Council.
TLIC chair Theresa Wallace - from Savills - says: “Becoming an Industry Partner of CIE reinforces the position of TLIC in aligning with key organisations that clearly have a focus on improving quality of services across our industry.
“In particular the recent focus by CIE on leading with an industry roundtable event to raise the use of Unique Property Reference Numbers is also a key focus for TLIC.”
Kevin Brown, director of CIE, adds, “The CIE welcomes TLIC as an Industry Partner who will bring new and unique insights and expertise from the lettings sector, which will support CIE in continuing to push for high quality data and progressing towards ‘digital’ first across residential property markets. TLIC’s drive towards the use of UPRNs aligns well towards CIE delivering the first industry-wide roundtable event held in November 2021.”