Oxford letting agent Martin & Co has become the latest firm to display the Safe Agent Fully Endorsed (SAFE) logo, where tenants’ and landlords’ money is safeguarded by a client money protection scheme.

The launch of SAFEagent follows a number of cases in which lettings agents have disappeared with the money of both tenants and landlords.

Bob Urwin, owner of Martin & Co Oxford says “We want every tenant and landlord to have peace of mind when it comes to client money protection. This is exactly what we can reinforce now that we bear the SAFEagent logo.”

SAFEagent is also backed by industry and consumer organisations such as Shelter, CAB, NUS, the British Property Federation, the Trading Standards Institute, the Council of Mortgage Lenders and The Property Ombudsman.