Leeds property news: New ‘old’ president

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Leeds Estate Agents Surveyors and Valuers Association has re-elected its existing president to serve another year.

The association was established in 1889 and over the years there have only been two women presidents; the first being Elizabeth Barton in 1993 and 20 years later, in 2013, Debbie Quirk of Moores Estate Agents.

Debbie said: “Leeds has some wonderful property professionals the public can trust to provide good advice, accurate information and valuations.

“Buyers and sellers should always seek out members of the association when they need property advice.

“One thing our members do not do is charge higher fees but what they do offer customers is better information and greater confidence in a higher service level.”

Debbie has introduced new training seminars in a bid to help resolve mortgage valuation issues. The body also aims to increase the flow of information now passing between property professionals.

Debbie added: “The whole idea behind the seminars was to give people the latest information about important subjects.

“Last year we held seminars on carbon monoxide poisoning and something called Article 4, which allows local authorities to have a say in how shared houses and flats are used once a tenant or resident leaves.

“The seminars went down really well last year. This year we are planning even more, including one on consumer protection regulations.”

On Friday March 28, the association will hold its annual luncheon at The Hilton Hotel, Leeds.

For more information about the service, log onto their website: www.leedsestateagentsassociation.co.uk.

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