We are delighted that Kate Elliott, one of our senior Property Managers who heads up our small block department, has achieved Membership level of The Institute of Residential Property Management (IRPM).
Kate, who has been a member of our Property Management team for more than 10 years, has been studying for various IRPM exams. Starting with the Affiliation qualification and progressing through to become an Associate of the Institute, her latest success is a culmination of two years work.
Commenting on her role Kate said, “ The ever changing aspects of Property Management mean that no two days are the same and, even after 10 years, I still find this work really rewarding. I love dealing with people and the very real issues that affect their daily lives and there is nothing more important to most people than where they live.”
Austin Rees actively encourage our Property Management team to take vocational training and we arrange regular professional training so that they are able to provide our client freeholders and leaseholders with the best service possible to maintain and protect property and ensure the security and comfort of leaseholders.
The IRPM was launched in 2002 as a means of delivering a portable professional qualification in residential property management, available to anyone working in the sector and accepted by all those operating within it.
The Institute’s key objectives are to:
- Raise standards in the residential property management sector
- Improve the standing of the sector in the eyes of the public
- Provide opportunities for Continuing Professional Development
- Provide individuals with independent accreditation of their professional skills
- Provide a career development path for individuals
The Institute of Residential Property Management has a defined Constitution and Rules, underpinned by a Code of Professional Conduct. It has a hierarchy of membership levels based on defined criteria. Membership levels are: Affiliate, Associate, Member and Fellow.
The Association of Residential Managing Agents (ARMA,) Association of Retirement Housing Managers (ARHM) and the Property Managers Association Scotland (PMAS) were founding sponsors.