Local estate agents Heather & Lay is celebrating after all of their sales team in their Falmouth office gained a top professional qualification.

Gary Payne, Debbie Martyn and Lauren Dempsey join the rest of the team and have been granted the title of Associate Members of The Guild of Professional Estate Agents, of which Heather & Lay is a member.

Guild members are selected on the basis of their professionalism and commitment to the "highest standards of service".

To pass the examination, candidates are required to demonstrate a thorough knowledge and understanding of; The Estate Agency Act 1979, The Property Misdescriptions Act 1991, The Property Ombudsman Scheme, Money Laundering, Data Protection, and EPC legislation, as well as covering sound principles in estate agency practice.

Congratulating the team on their achievement, Natalie Oliver, director said: “We have always been proud to belong to the guild, which represents the highest standards in independent estate agency.

"Now, through their efforts in successfully gaining Guild Associate status, which recognises their knowledge, skills and professional competence, we can justifiably claim to have the best-trained team in our area”.

For more information, contact Heather & Lay on 01326 319767.