Has Peverel / FirstPort made the cut to join ARMA’s ethically enhanced membership scheme?
We won’t know until next month, unless the companies themselves indicate that they are accredited – as is the case with the LKP member HML Holdings plc.
It appears that there was a deluge of applications and the few staff at ARMA have been processing the applications.
But the key point is that ARMA-Q membership is to be a condition of membership of ARMA, and applications should have been in by January 1.
There is a bit of wriggle room for those finding it difficult to comply immediately – why is that, after the prolonged build-up? – but if you won’t or can’t join ARMA-Q, you are out of the trade body.
There is a big question mark over Countrywide, which we contacted in December to ask whether it had applied to join ARMA-Q.
The reply at that stage was carefully worded comment that the large property management group was still a member of ARMA.
We have a short wait.