Leaders signs up to SAFEagent

Specialist letting agents, Leaders, has become the latest firm to join the nationwide SAFEagent campaign, aimed at protecting tenants’ and landlords’ money.

Over 1,600 letting agents have now signed up to SAFEagent. In addition to government support, key organisations in the industry including Which, Citizens Advice Bureau, Shelter, Crisis, The Property Ombudsman, Consumer Focus, National Union of Students, OFT, GLA and Trading Standards Institute have all allied themselves to the scheme. Key suppliers to the sector are also standing behind the campaign for example, HomeLet and GMG.

Leaders’ branches and its web-site will now prominently display the SAFEagent mark that enables landlords and tenants to immediately see that their money is protected through Client Money Protection schemes. Leaders is also a member of both ARLA and the Property Ombudsman scheme.

Carole Charge, Leaders’ technical and compliance director, said: “As long-standing members of ARLA