Reliable Estate Agents

When searching for Estate Agents with a good reputation and high recommendations I came across a reliable scheme. Estate Agents which are approved with the redress scheme are approved by the office of fair trading. This means that they are required to abide by a code of conduct, and if they don not stick to this the customer is entitled to financial compensation. One of these schemes is The Property Ombudsman, and agents registered to this scheme will display the logo.

If you use estate agents which are registered to a scheme you will have customer protection, and these Agents will probably supply a good service, however if they do not, you have the right to make a complaint to the scheme body.

I have also found a list of Estate Agents who are banned from engaging within Estate Agency work on the Office of Fair Trading Website. This list is also for those who have received a formal warning under the Estates Agents Act 1979.