The 2008 awards from The Negotiator Magazine took place at the London Hilton Hotel on the 11th November.
They were presented by comedian Rory Bremner who is very well known for him impersonations of politicians. The Negotiator Magazine is fortnightly magazine for estate and letting agents in the UK.
There were nine sponsors and one of them was HomeLet Insurance, a company that jml-property-insurance.co.uk has been acting as an agent for since 2002 introducing their Landlord and Tenant insurance products on line.
HomeLet sponsored the "Lettings Agency of the Year" and the lettings agency category was open to firms that had a recognised lettings department, or stand alone lettings firms. The winner was Parkheath of Rickmansworth, Herts. The Parkheath team led by Jane Gardner opened seven years ago who said after the award ceremony "We are very proud of this award - and see it as a benchmark and will continue to try and better ourselves".
HomeLet's Managing Director John Boyle commented "We are delighted to support the 2008 Negotiator Awards, as it honoured the top property agents in the UK and I'm even more pleased that three of our agents were named amongst the best in the country!"
HomeLet has now built a significant business and work in partnership with over 5,000 agents across the UK. They are part of the Barbon Insurance Group.
Martin & Co another HomeLet agent collected an award as Franchisor of the year.
The event raised over £2,500 for the UK Housing charity Shelter.
Philip Suter of jml-property-insurance who has been involved with the residential letting business in the UK for over 30 years said"It is very reassuring that there is a very high standard of agents operating in the UK these days. Some of them have not been established too long, but are 100 per cent in the way they carry out their business. By using HomeLet referencing and insurance products they are looking after their clients very well".
Philip Suter is a Director of JML Property Services and is a very experienced property consultant with over 30 years work in the Residential letting business and served in the national council of ARLA. He is a Fellow of the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) and a Member of The Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA)