safeagent responds to Selective Licensing Review

Today’s Selective Licensing Review is an independent review, so while it will inform Government’s thinking, it does not necessarily provide a firm commitment to any of the recommendations. Commenting, Isobel Thomson, safeagent CEO said: “The review recommends a national landlord registration scheme, but it is not clear whether such a scheme would be an additional […]

safeagent Awareness Week 2019 – A look back

Now in its eighth year, safeagent Awareness Week 2019, was about celebration, banging the drum for the good, professional safeagents. Following NALS’ rebrand to safeagent and the safeagent campaign achieving its original aim of mandatory CMP, this year’s safeagent Awareness Week was about showing consumers how agents raise standards in the private rented sector, and […]

FREE training course guides agents through principles of deposit disputes

As part of our mission to support letting agents and raise standards across the private rented sector, we’re proud to have partnered with The Dispute Service (The DPS) to offer a FREE training course which guides letting agents through the key principles of disputes. The course is available for all, not just safeagents. Deposit Disputes […]

Professional development – safeagent provides the right resources

At safeagent, our short courses and qualifications offer something for everyone whether you are new to the sector or experienced, whether you are an employer or an employee. We want to help agents provide the highest levels of service and expertise to landlords and tenants. To achieve that, we don’t believe professional development should require […]

safeagent at Number 10 to discuss ‘No DSS’

Last week, Isobel Thomson, safeagent’s Chief Executive, attended a meeting at Number 10 Downing Street to discuss the issue of ‘No DSS’ advertisements. Taking our place alongside other leading industry organisations and companies, safeagent took part in a roundtable discussion, led by Housing Minister Heather Wheeler MP, looking at ways to stop unfair discrimination of […]

Cheering on professional letting agents

This year, 3,000 professional lettings agents across the UK unite for safeagent Awareness Week, 17-21 June 2019. Now in its eighth year, the awareness week celebrates the very best, professional agents in the private rented sector, who work to protect the consumer. safeagent’s focus has always been consumer protection, and it was their seven-year campaign […]

Landlord confidence key to possession reforms

Section 21 repossessions should be retained in the private rented sector unless and until a new system is in place that provides landlords with the same level of confidence  about repossessing properties in legitimate circumstances. Groups representing landlords and letting agents (including safeagent), forming a ‘Fair Possessions Coalition’ have united in warning that plans to […]

Tenant Fees Act is now in force – safeagent responds

Commenting on the Tenant Fee Act which is now in force in England, Isobel Thomson, Chief Executive of safeagent said: “There’s no going back now, but will the ban on tenant fees have the desired effect Government has been hoping for, with more money in tenants’ pockets, or will it be a case of them […]