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Private landlords are facing a raft of new legislation in a milestone year for the lettings sector.

A host of changes have come into force and more are on their way, covering everything from immigration checks and deposits to tenancy notices and energy performance certificates (EPCs).

These are just some of the reasons why it is more important than ever to instruct a professionally qualified company to manage your property portfolio.

Letting agent and property management company Chinneck Shaw is one of the longest established firms in Portsmouth, covering a 25-mile area from Southampton to Petersfield and Chichester.

It is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Property Ombudsman scheme (TPO) and the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA).

Membership of these respected bodies ensures regulation, compliance to the highest industry standards, continuous training and improvement and, most importantly, protection of clients’ money.

They are the hallmarks of a reputable, transparent, professional and expert property manager and lettings agency.

Chinneck Shaw director Neil Shaw said: ‘As a reputable and long established family firm, the values of accountability, professionalism and excellent customer service are vitally important to us.

‘For our clients, using a professionally qualified property manager offers certainty of high standards and peace of mind as well as recourse in the unlikely event of any problems.

‘With the plethora of legislation and regulations introduced over the past few months and with more on its way, falling foul of legal requirements could prove costly.

‘Reputable letting agents welcome improvements to the industry and are best placed to ensure the continued smooth management of any property portfolio to the highest standard.’

Contact Chinneck Shaw on chinneckshaw.co.uk, call (023) 9282 6731 or email info@chinneckshaw.co.uk for more details about changes in the law and property management.