Andrews Letting & Management has become the latest firm to join the nationwide SAFEagent campaign, aimed at protecting tenants’ and landlords’ money.
In a demonstration of its professional business practices, the award-winning agency, which has close to 40 lettings branches across the South of England, will now carry the easily identifiable SAFEagent mark that enables landlords and tenants to immediately see that their money is protected through client money protection schemes.
Would-be tenants should look for the SAFEagent registered logo, which already has over 1,000 registrations by professional lettings agents across the UK. It is expected that many more will follow fast in order to reflect the consumer protection those who are part of Client Money Protection Schemes can offer.
Committed to professional standards, Andrews Letting & Management are members of both ARLA (the Association of Residential Letting Agents) and the Property Ombudsman scheme. Joining SAFEagent acts as an additional way for customers to be assured that their money is protected when using Andrews.
David Westgate, managing director of Andrews Letting & Management, says:
“From our perspective, we want all of our customers to have peace of mind when it comes to client money protection. And this is exactly what we can provide now that we bear the SAFEagent logo.
We thoroughly recommend that everyone looking to rent housing keeps an eye out for the SAFEagent mark – which represents honesty, integrity and professionalism.”
Nick Cooper, Chair of the SAFE Steering Group, said:
“We are delighted that Andrews Letting & Management has signed up to the scheme to become a registered SAFEagent and it is testimony to the fact that professional agents are determined to protect tenants from ‘uninsured’ letting agents who disappear with customer money. We want every person who is looking to rent a property to ‘play it safe’ and be aware that they CAN protect their money. The message is simple – be safe…choose a SAFEagent when you rent. Remember, your money may be at risk if you do not use an agent that is part of a client money protection scheme.”