Hundreds of lettings industry professionals are expected to attend the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) 2009 Conference and Exhibition on 3rd February, of which HomeLet are a supporting sponsor.
Last year’s conference was the largest ever event in the UK dedicated to residential lettings agents and this year’s event will feature the biggest exhibition in ARLA’s history with some 50 companies taking part.
Among the keynote speakers will be Iain Wright MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Dr Julie Rugg, Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Housing Policy at York University and author of the Rugg Review.
Managing Director of HomeLet John Boyle said he is delighted to be supporting one of the most important events in the lettings industry calendar.
“HomeLet is proud to sponsor the ARLA annual conference which is the one place where lettings agents can find out about the latest industry developments and meet with fellow professionals working in the private rented sector,” said John.
“This year HomeLet will be focusing on the importance of offering Rent Guarantee to landlords many of whom are becoming increasingly concerned about the effect the credit crunch is likely to have on their tenants’ ability to keep up with rental payments.
“The money landlords receive through rent is vital and with unemployment reaching a record high it is more important than ever that landlords protect their rental income by taking out a Rent Guarantee policy.
“HomeLet offers a powerful range of tenant referencing and Rent Guarantee products which offer landlords complete peace of mind and can help letting agents to attract more landlords into their managed service.
“HomeLet’s Rent Guarantee and Legal Expenses insurance provides protection for landlord’s rental payments, for up to a maximum of 12 months with no restrictions on the types of tenants that can be covered. It also provides up to £50,000 of cover for any breaches of the tenancy agreement and any legal costs that are incurred in evicting the tenant as a result of non-payment of rent”
“In 2007 HomeLet paid out £2.7 million in Rent Guarantee claims and we anticipate this figure will rise during the next 12 months as more and more tenants find themselves unable to meet their financial commitments.”