Landlords, Protect Yourself When Hiring a Tradesperson
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Landlords, Protect Yourself When Hiring a Tradesperson

By |Published On: 19th October 2016|

This article is an external press release originally published on the Landlord News website, which has now been migrated to the Just Landlords blog.

Landlords, you can now protect yourself when hiring a tradesperson to conduct work on your property by using home services marketplace Plentific’s new Guarantee.

The innovative Plentific Guarantee is the first of its kind, and gives landlords and homeowners added security when booking trade professionals through the website.

The latest addition to the marketplace’s offering promises work of the highest quality from pre-screened professionals, giving property owners the confidence that their project will be completed to a high standard. Customers entitled to the Plentific Guarantee are assured 100% satisfaction when booking a verified tradesperson.

Landlords, Protect Yourself When Hiring a Tradesperson

Landlords, Protect Yourself When Hiring a Tradesperson

The new policy covers all services advertised on Plentific, from architects to builders. Any verified trade professional booked through Plentific can offer the guarantee, regardless of the size of the project.

The Co-Founder of Plentific, Cem Savas, says: “This Guarantee is the next step in Plentific’s mission of connecting homeowners with reliable home services professionals. It adds a newfound level of trust which did not exist before today.

“Our homeowners can now use Plentific with the knowledge that they will only receive the best of services and will be fully covered in the event that things do not go according to plan. The introduction of this Guarantee can only attract more homeowners and trade professionals to Plentific, and we will respond by continuing to support both sides of the marketplace, whilst providing the best service possible. We want to find and recommend the UK’s best and most reliable trade professionals and, consequently, remove all common fears when hiring a pro.”

The Guarantee includes legal cover for contractor related events and covers legal fees of up to £50,000. Insurance underpinning the Plentific Guarantee has been developed in partnership with The Home Insurer, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Paula Higgins, of the HomeOwners Alliance, comments on the service: “This is fantastic news for consumers. Whilst some websites offer basic verification on the trade professionals they list, homeowners have no one to turn to if they aren’t happy with the standard of the work. The Plentific Guarantee offers consumers a newfound level of protection, should anything go wrong.”

The Guarantee has been introduced at a time when demand for home services professionals is continuing to grow, with fears of cowboy tradespeople also rising. This policy protects landlords and homeowners from the nightmare of dealing with a substandard job.

If you decide to use Plentific to look for a tradesperson, look for the gold tick with “Verified by Plentific”. This logo indicates that the selected professional has passed the comprehensive background check and can offer the Plentific Guarantee.

As the only online transactional home services marketplace, Plentific also offers a secure payment platform for booking a professional. All funds are recorded and covered by the Guarantee for additional protection.

If you are unsatisfied with the quality of the work produced by a verified professional, the Plentific Guarantee covers four key costs: the deposit, pre and post completion of the project, and any legal fees. These safeguards ensure that you have nothing to worry about.

At a time when landlords are facing higher taxes and additional regulation, it is more important than ever to protect any funds you are spending on improvements to your property.

About the Author: Em Morley (she/they)

Em is the Content Marketing Manager for Just Landlords, with over five years of experience writing for insurance and property websites. Together with the knowledge and expertise of the Just Landlords underwriting team, Em aims to provide those in the property industry with helpful resources. When she’s not at her computer researching and writing property and insurance guides, you’ll find her exploring the British countryside, searching for geocaches.

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