Con­cern for safety of agency staff

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY -

The plight of Suzy Lam­plugh – the es­tate agent who van­ished in 1986 af­ter go­ing to meet a client alone, seems to have been for­got­ten – ac­cord­ing to a sur­vey that re­veals more than half of es­tate agents do not have any lone worker poli­cies for staff who carry out view­ings or val­u­a­tions on their own.

York­shire-based PPSS, which spe­cialises in work­place safety, also says that agency staff do not feel safe alone.

The sur­vey shows that 30 per cent of the es­tate agents ques­tioned had been the vic­tims of ver­bal abuse, 16 per cent had been in­tim­i­dated and more than one in 10 had been threat­ened while con­duct­ing view­ings.

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