Agent helps found protection scheme
RESIDENTIAL letting agent, Linley & Simpson, has become an inaugural member of a groundbreaking client money protection scheme, after playing a key national role in its creation.
The SAFEagent kitemark has been launched to help landlords and tenants eliminate the risk of falling victim to potential fraud.
The idea was shaped by a small group of leading players in the sector following a Government U-turn on long-awaited plans to regulate the industry, and a spate of theft cases involving unscrupulous agents.
Companies have to meet strict criteria to be accredited as a SAFEagent and be allowed to display the kitemark of reassurance.