We’d like to introduce you to Anthony Cox, the new Business Services Manager for LPS Scotland. Anthony is based at our Edinburgh office and is available to help agents, landlords and tenants understand the processes and implementation of the scheme and its requirements.
Anthony comes to us with considerable experience in the lettings industry in Scotland. He has been letting properties for 25 years and has also operated as an independent property professional. He has experience running a property services company, which helped letting agents and landlords develop their brands, whilst also dealing with ‘move ins’, maintenance and inspections, as well as ‘move outs’ including inventories, renovations and cleaning. Before joining us he was a member of the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) for eight years and was a member of ARLA’s Scottish Committee for three years.
We spoke to Anthony about his new role with The LPS Scotland:
“I’m looking forward to working with landlords, letting agents and tenants, to support the introduction of this new legislation.
“Various changes have been implemented through legislation over recent years, mostly with the intention to remove bad landlords from letting properties. I have experienced situations where landlords and agents have retained some, if not all, the deposit paid by tenants for illegitimate reasons. This is totally unacceptable and I have always been in favour of a system that improves the reputation of good landlords and letting agents. A letting agent’s client is the landlord yet they have a strong duty of care to the tenant too.
“The LPS Scotland is run by staff experienced in custodial scheme operation which is what attracts me and should be of importance to all parties involved: Agents, Landlords and Tenants.
“I’m really glad to be on board, and look forward to helping letting agents and landlords prepare and plan for the new regulations in the run up to and post launch on 2nd July.”
If you would like Anthony to visit your office to discuss your TDP requirements, or have any questions feel free to email him at Anthony.Cox@computershare.co.uk