Troubled HomeLet marks 20 years in lettings industry
Tuesday 10th July 2012
HomeLet, the tenancy referencing and insurance firm which has had a troubled year so far, has marked its 20th year in the lettings industry with a reception for letting agent customers.
They enjoyed champagne and canapés and toasted the birthday with members of the HomeLet team.
The birthday celebration also marked the end of an era for HomeLet, as it was the last event to be held at the company’s current offices. New bespoke offices are being built.
Ian Fraser, HomeLet’s managing director, said: “To mark two decades within the lettings industry is a fantastic achievement, and it’s a testament to the continued focus and commitment of all employees.
“The celebrations were a huge success and reflect our letting agents and employees’ appreciation of HomeLet and its focus and dedication to the local community and customers.
“This is a very exciting time for HomeLet, and with our new building making great progress, we’re not only looking forward to our ‘big move’ but also continuing to operate as a leading supplier to the lettings industry.”
HomeLet, part of Barbon, sacked its managing director John Boyle and business development director Heidi Abbott earlier this year.
The two had earlier been suspended pending an inquiry demanded by the FSA into the possibly mis-selling of tenancy insurance policies which tenants were obliged to buy.
Subsequently, Barbon announced that its chief executive Martin Oliver had resigned.
HomeLet’s new £3m offices are in Lincoln, near the firm’s current headquarters. The 25,000 sq ft premises are due for completion in November. With 300 staff, HomeLet is one of the largest employers in Lincoln.
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