We use a number of trusted partners to help deliver our range of property management services and provide protection to landlords and tenants.
Did you know that you do not need to be qualified to become a letting agent? Anybody can start up and do so without following industry best practices for protecting client funds, or without professional indemnity insurance to protect you if they close down, or 'mis-appropriate' funds.
Rogue letting agents close every week. Don't become a victim! Make sure that you use an rental agency that is qualified, follows codes of best practice, has insurance and is a member of the Ombudsman Scheme for Lettings. The easiest way to check is to see if they are a Safe Agent member. Look for the logo.
Arla (Association of Residential Letting Agents)
Membership body for letting agents qualified in Residential Letting & Property Management as awarded by the National Federation of Property Professionals. Membership includes mandatory Money Bonded Protection Insurance to protect client's should an agency close or misappropriate funds
Membership body which is exclusively limited to rental property agents who demostrate compliance with industry codes of best practice and who have client protection insurance as well as being signed up to the Ombudsman Scheme for Lettings.
The Property Ombudsman For Lettings
The Ombudsman responsible for providing codes of best practise to letting agents which also provides a complaints handling service to landlord and tenants.
Provide our compliance services to ensure that our products, particularly our Rent to Buy solution, meet current regulatory guidelines. They also make sure that we adhere to Treating Customers Fairly principles and that our literature is written in plain English.
Lawyers who review and approve our contracts and Rent to Buy agreements. They also provide conveyancing solutions to our customers.
Provide insurance cover to our customers, including Rent Guarantee Insurance and up to £50,000 of Legal Expenses cover. This includes cover to recover possession from tenants, squatters and representation resulting from a full tax investigations or appeals.
The UK's most comprehensive credit reference provider. They allow us to carry out instant credit check and 6 year prior address validation on tenants and guarantors.
Government Agency who provide us with data to confirm ownership of properties when we are verifying home owning guarantors.
Provider of state of the art digital Inspection & Condition Reports which are time stamped and geotagged with voice annotated notes. They are admissable in court in the event of a landlord / tenant dispute.