The SAFEagent scheme allows firms who are regulated by NALS, ARLA/NFOPP, The Law Society and RICS to immediately show to landlords and tenants that they are part of a Client Money Protection Scheme.
You do not have to be a NALS licensed agent to apply for SAFEagent status and display the endorsement on your premises and marketing material – but you do need to be regulated by an organisation that requires agents to be part of a Client Money Protection Scheme and is recognised by SAFEagent. All NALS licensed firms are eligible to apply for SAFEagent status. You can register here. The cost for a single office NALS firm is £40 + VAT (normal fee £55 + VAT)
With tenants and landlords becoming more and more knowledgeable about their rights, and the protections they should expect from a lettings and management firm, the SAFEagent campaign is well worth signing up to, as it is fast becoming a byword for trust and security in the letting industry.