SAFEagent is proud to support Gas Safety Week 2016. Running from 19 – 25 September, the annual safety week raises awareness of gas safety and the importance of taking care of gas appliances.
This will be the sixth annual event, which is co-ordinated by Gas Safe Register with support from the gas industry, retailers, manufacturers, consumer bodies and the public.
SAFEagent will be encouraging letting agents to get behind the campaign this week by sharing gas safety tips and best practice via social media channels.
John Midgley, Chair of the SAFEagent Steering Group said:
“We’ve all heard the horror stories – sadly, carbon monoxide and gas leaks can kill. We’re urging all SAFEagent members to get behind the Gas Safety Week campaign and show their commitment to tenants’ well-being and safety.”
For more information and safety tips, go to the Gas Safety Week website.
SAFEagent – Safe Agent Fully Endorsed – is a reliable mark denoting firms that protect landlords and tenants money through Client Money Protection schemes. Set up ‘by the industry, for the industry’ and recognised by the Government, it is supported by Citizens Advice Bureaux, The Property Ombudsman, Ombudsman Services:Property, the Property Redress Scheme, My Deposits, TDS and DPS as well as industry suppliers such as Endsleigh.
All agents registered with SAFEagent are part of regulatory organisations/accreditation schemes in the Private Rented Sector and Client Money Protection Schemes which reimburse consumers in the event of misappropriation of clients’ funds. There are several schemes in the sector operated by NALS, ARLA, the Law Society, RICS and UKALA to which agents voluntarily belong. The scope of these schemes varies and consumers should contact their agent for full details of the scheme of which they are a part.
The SAFEagent Steering Group comprises:
Northwood; Belvoir; Foxtons; Touchstone; Winkworth; Hunters, Spicerhaart, Sequence, Connells, Countrywide, Leaders and Savills.