Propertymark has announced its partnership with Ellis Whittam to provide support estate and letting agents. The partnership means that Propertymark’s nationwide membership now has access to 24/7 on call legal advisory advice, as well as a range of online tools and templates to assist them through current operating challenges brought about by COVID-19.
Ellis Whittam will help Propertymark maintain legal compliance and uphold best practice in their duty of care as employers. A library of guidance documents will be available via the Propertymark website and members can contact a legal advisory team via telephone or email to seek advice around employment law, HR, and health and safety matters.
Ellis Whittam counts over 17,000 businesses and organisations across the UK among its customers and already works in partnership with many other trade associations and professional membership organisations such as the NPA (National Pharmacy Association) and BIRA (British Independent Retailers Association).
Tim Balcon, chief executive at Propertymark, said: “We strive to offer high-value support to our members, to enable them to run better businesses and in turn enhance the prospects and reputation of the UK’s property industry.
“We’re thrilled to introduce the benefits of this partnership to our membership. Ellis Whittam offers an ideal blend of professional expertise to ease the management of people and premises, so that our members can concentrate on building their businesses and serving customers.”
Gavin Snell, chief executive at Ellis Whittam, added: “We’re proud to be working with Propertymark – an organisation with whom we share many of the same principles, in championing professionalism and ensuring best practice and compliance. As estate agents, letting agents and auctioneers get back to business, the new advisory service will help employers to feel supported, not just with the challenges of people management, but in ensuring their business practices remain COVID-secure.”