ARLA Welcomes New President
ARLA has appointed Sue Hughes-Thomas as president.
Having become a letting agent 24 years ago, Mrs Hughes-Thomas then worked her way through the ranks of ARLA's regional, national and divisional councils.
“I am honoured and excited at becoming ARLA’s next president,” Mrs Hughes-Thomas said. “I’m looking forward to promoting ARLA’s remit far and wide, showing people why using an ARLA-licensed agent is so important – put simply, it’s the only way to ensure both landlord and tenant are protected.
“ARLA as an orgnisation has done so much for the industry – from launching the concept of buy-to-let back in 1995, to leading the way in the regulation of agents by introducing its licensing scheme last year. It’s great to be involved.”
Mrs Hughes-Thomas’s first career was as a children’s nurse, but on returning to the UK after 10 years abroad, she felt ready for a new challenge. This prompted her to set up her own lettings agency, The Home Management Company Limited, in Hertfordshire, with the initial focus of providing a specialist service for people moving abroad. Today, the agency has widened its remit, offering expertise to both landlords and tenants alike, across corporate and private lettings.
Speaking about her appointment Mrs Hughes-Thomas said that "I am honoured and excited at becoming ARLA's next president. I'm looking forward to promoting ARLA's remit far and wide, showing people why using an ARLA-licensed agent is so important put simply, it's the only way to ensure both landlord and tenant are protected.
Mrs Hughes-Thomas takes over from ARLA's outgoing President, Lucy Morton.
Commenting on the new appointment Heidi Abbott, HomeLet Sales and Operations Director, said that "We're proud to be partnered with the best letting agents in the UK. As the market leaders we fully support ARLA's calls to increase the level of professionalism within the lettings industry and hope that Sue will continue to drive this forward."
Source: ARLA & HomeLet