Hi I run a small letting agents and look after 40 houses for 5 landlords. I am trying to change my bank but all the banks I am trying require me to be a member of ARLA. I am a member of UKALA but thats not what they want.
In order to be a member of ARLA I need to pass exams at a cost that I can't afford and the annual fees required are excessive. These fees are probably ok for the bigger agents but make it impossible for me to be viable.
Has anyone got experience of this problem and any help or advise?