Franchise agency Hunters is urging other letting agencies to become a SAFEagent to offer more secure services to landlords and tenants.
“We’re proud to be part of SAFEagent and protection of our clients’ money is paramount. There are still far too many stories in the media about rogue letting agents. So a SAFEagent is the assurance our customers need” according to Maryam Bham, business development manager at Hunters.
Landlords and tenants are being reminded of the importance of choosing agents who subscribe to Client Money Protection schemes, which mean that if they close or misappropriate funds, landlords’ and tenants’ monies will be safeguarded.
“There are still far too many letting agents who do not belong to a recognised body or scheme and it’s important to remind people to do everything they can to ensure their money is sufficiently protected. Letting agents who sign up to become a SAFEagent are also reassuring consumers that they subscribe to a defined code of practice and are members of recognised professional bodies or accreditation schemes” says Bham.
Hunters has over 150 independently-owned branches across the UK, most of which have lettings divisions.