Agent helps found pro­tec­tion scheme

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY -

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.

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