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CFP Software puts 'safe'ty first

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CFP Software, the UK's largest supplier of property management software, has offered its support to a new Government-recognised mark to help consumers identify where they should place their business and be protected – SAFEagent (Secure Agent Fully Endorsed).

The SAFEagent campaign helps to protect landlords’ and tenants’ money by allowing them to identify which letting and management agents are covered by client money protection schemes – therefore keeping their business and money safe. Agents, using CFP’s software, who sign up to display the SAFEagent logo, will hold clients’ money in completely separate client account from the operating funds of the firm.

It is fast becoming recognised as the mark to look for to take the risk out of the rental sector. It has already been recognised by the Government and key industry organisations such as Shelter, NUS, Trading Standards Institute, Council of Mortgage Lenders, Residential Landlords Association, The Property Ombudsman and the British Property Federation.

Mark Goddard, Managing Director of CFP
, commented: “We're delighted to throw our support behind this campaign and will be looking to raise awareness among our clients that the SAFEagent mark is an essential requirement for all professional lettings and management agents. The mark represents integrity and protection for landlords’ and tenants’ money and we are thrilled to be in the vanguard that will rid the sector of unscrupulous agents.

“This, along with our recent accreditation renewal from the ICAEW, should give all our clients extreme confidence in our software products and the services we provide.”

 CFPwinMan is the most widely used lettings and property management software package across the UK and is already installed in over 3,000 businesses, with tens of thousands of users. CFPwinMan is also the the first, and currently remains the only, property management software to be accredited by the ICAEW.

SAFEagent has been set up ‘by the agents for agents’ and a group of well-known firms in the sector are behind the initiative. In the wake of a series of high profile media cases, where lettings agents have absconded with client funds, the SAFEagent mark offers peace of mind to landlords and tenants.

SAFEagent has reported a massive uptake with over 1,200 agents immediately subscribing since the launch a month ago.

Nick Cooper, MD Northwood and Chair of the SAFEagent Steering Group, commented; “Consumers want and deserve protection, and SAFEagent does just that. We're thrilled that CFP is willing to support the campaign, marking a key step towards ensuring that in the future the SAFEagent mark will be the mark of choice when dealing with a lettings and management agent.”

To find out more, please visit http://www.safeagents.co.uk/ 

 

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"I had been using CFP for about ten  years  with a previous employer so it was the natural choice of software for me when I started my own agency. I recently had a computer failure which meant I had to reload Winman andall the associated data.  The help I needed was clear, precise and readilyaccessible. 

The software is my ‘unpaid assistant’ and I would be lost without it"

Yvette Creighton, Rosette Residential Lettings

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"It is about five years since we installed CFPWinman. Managing some 500 plus properties we would be utterly lost without the comprehensive property management system that CFP gives us.

With the continuous development of the product coupled with excellent system and customer support, we would wholeheartedly recommend CFP to any agent, even our competitors"

Peter Newman - Partner, Arena Lettings

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"I spoke with a few companies, but CFP won my business hands down! Sara has been brilliant and has kept in touch with me since I started building my new business.

After speaking with Hannah today, I couldn't be more pleased that I went with CFP, she was very informative and polite. Thank you very much to Sara and Hannah! 

Selina Thomas – Director, Selina's Lettings

Selina Thomas, Director at Selina's Lettings

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"CFP Winman has been a fantastic choice.Their product is slick and efficient. It helps our small business stay in control of communications from clients, contractor payments, tenant deposits and landlord statements.Their after-sales support is superb and they resolve our queries quickly.  A definite asset to the smooth operation of our company, and I would highly recommend it"

Mark Hastie, Director at Alba Residential

Disclaimer: The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales has accredited CFPwinMan v4, from CFP Software, under the terms of its Accreditation Scheme. Purchasers should ensure that the software, its security features and related support meet their own specific requirements, as the Institute will not be liable for any damage whatsoever, incurred by any person, occasioned by the use of the software, or any related products or services howsoever caused.