We are delighted to announce that Darren Fields achieved Propertymark Qualifications NFoPP QCF Level 3 Technical Award in Residential Letting and Property Management in March 2017.

This Technical Award, which is a nationally recognised industry qualification, meets the Association of Residential Letting Agents’ (ARLA) Propertymark membership requirements for those wanting to join the Association as a member agent.

ARLA Propertymark is the UK’s leading professional body for letting agents. It aims to promote better regulation and higher practice standards in the UK private rented sector.

Darren Fields comments: “I felt it was important for me in my role as Director of the company to secure this recognised qualification on behalf of the company. For me, it’s not only a personal achievement but also a mark of professionalism and trust; it provides reassurance to landlords, tenants and suppliers when dealing with us, that PDF Estates Ltd adheres to the highest professional standards at all times, and that we are qualified and knowledgeable acting agents.”

Melfyn Williams, Chair of the Governing Body, adds: “The Propertymark Qualifications NFoPP QCF Level 3 Technical Award is a regulated qualification ideal for candidates wanting to improve existing knowledge in the key areas related to residential letting and property management.  Propertymark Qualifications is committed to raising standards within the residential letting and property management sector through the provision of accredited, nationally recognised qualifications, such as the Technical Award that Darren Fields has achieved.”

David Cox, ARLA Propertymark Chief Executive, concludes: “I congratulate Darren on his achievement of the Level 3 qualification and I’m delighted to welcome him on board to ARLA Propertymark membership.

ARLA Propertymark strives for better regulation in the private rented sector; with the support of letting agents across the UK recognising the need for higher standards and integrity in the sector. Gaining a qualification with Propertymark Qualifications counts as a real stamp of professionalism and supports the drive for better practice within the industry.”