The Letting Partnership claims that uncertainty is mounting in the industry about further government restrictions as the Coronavirus pandemic continues apace.
“Letting agents have time to prepare now for any lockdown of the housing market so it’s important to have plans in place if the government decides to change its strategy. We’ve all seen how quickly the situation around the pandemic can change over the last challenging year to agents must have a strategy in place.
“Bank cards and bank secure keys which will need to be given to employees to take home so they can do their job remotely and an inventory of these should be kept.
“Letting agents should also carry out spot checks on bank account details for any unusual activity. They must run a thorough spot check on client accounting records using software, bank accounts and deposit provider records. These checks should continue weekly to ensure their business stays on track when employees are working remotely.”