Woodward Estate Agents - the only LICENSED ESTATE AGENT in Harrow on the Hill
Woodward Estate Agents have received their licence from the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA)naea logo WEB
A licensed estate agency branch means consumers are guaranteed that at least one agent within that branch is qualified in residential property sales, either through a formal qualification or through length of membership of the NAEA. This qualification requirement is unique to NAEA licensed estate agents - the only licence of its kind in the UK property industry.
At its launch in the House of Commons the licensing scheme was given the backing of then Grant Shapps, Housing Minister (pictured left) and Alison Seabeck, Shadow Housing Minister.
Shapps said: "By ensuring they enjoy the trust of people buying and selling homes, estate agents will inject greater confidence and movement in the housing market.
"In future anyone looking to buy a home or sell theirs should ask the simple question of their estate agents - "are you licensed by the NAEA?"
Perter Bolton King, now Global Residential Director at the RICS said "No one would knowingly use an unlicensed taxi driver. Neither should they use an unlicensed estate agent."
The new licence will also guarantee the agency is covered by required amounts of Professional Indemnity Insurance. They will also undertake 12 hours of Continuing Professional Development every year, commit to keeping up to date with industry developments and be bound by the NAEA's Rules of Conduct.
Why use an unlicensed Estate Agent? You will have to ask one. At least, for Harrow's Finer Homes, you can now select a proper licensed estate agent.