Northwood supports SAFEagent Awareness Week 2014

April 30, 2014

As founding members of SAFEagent, we are proud to lend our support to SAFEagent Awareness Week 2014.

Now in its third year, SAFEagent Awareness Week takes place from May 12 – 18 and is supported by a raft of regional and national initiatives to drive awareness of the importance of choosing a letting agent that offers financial protection.

SAFEagents can only use the marque if they belong to a client money protection scheme, so that if they close or an agent misappropriates client funds, landlords’ and tenants’ monies will be safeguarded.

Celebrating our 20th anniversary next year, Northwood is proud to have upheld self-imposed standards in the private rented sector for nearly two decades, as CEO Gemma Goodson explains in this short video:

Northwood offices throughout the country are proud to be members of SAFEagent, giving landlords and tenants complete peace of mind throughout the life of their tenancies.

Eric Walker, M.D. of Northwood commented:

“As founding members of SAFEagent, it’s most gratifying to see the industry coming together to support this initiative as a united community standing for consumer protection and professional standards.

With recent high profile collapses of agents like London Housing Solutions, the SAFEagent message has never been more important.

We urge all SAFEagents around the U.K. to get behind the campaign to ensure that consumers are educated about the benefits of letting through a SAFEagent”.

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, Shelter, Crisis, The Property Ombudsman, National Union of Students, My Deposits, OFT, the Trading Standards Institute.

Northwood is one of the largest and most recognised lettings agents in the U.K. and the leading supplier of Guaranteed Rent to give landlords complete peace of mind.

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