At Brinkley's you can Buy, Sell or Rent with confidence.
Whatever your property, you can be confident that you're in good hands with Brinkley's.
Brinkley’s Estate Agents is SAFE AGENT Fully Endorsed. The SAFE AGENT mark denotes that we protect landlords’ and tenant’s money, through Client Money Protection schemes.
We are also Members of ARLA, The Association of Residential Lettings Agents. Membership is achieved through qualified examination rather than simply paying a membership fee.
There are several Client Money Protection schemes (CMPs) in the sector, operated by ARLA/NAEA, the Law Society, NALS and RICS, to which agents voluntarily belong.
Landlords and tenants often make decisions based on cost but it is important to know that all agents who are part of ARLA/NAEA, the Law Society, NALS and RICS, maintain and operate separate designated client accounts, where your money is held completely separate from the operating funds of the firm.
If you are currently using an agent that cannot provide you with the assurance of knowing they are covered by a client money protection scheme, then the question you need to ask is; why not? You wouldn't use an unlicensed dentist or doctor, would you?
CMP Schemes recognised by SAFE AGENT have common minimum standards requiring their firms and members to have professional indemnity insurance, defined accounting standards relating to clients money and a customer complaints procedure, offering independent redress for consumers through an ombudsman.
We use an independent referencing company, who employ exacting guidelines in regards to an applicant’s affordability, their previous landlord history and, of course, employment. They are strict but it does mean that you, the Landlord can enjoy better tenants.