National Association of Estate Agents
The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) is the UK's leading professional body for estate agency. Its 10,000 members both in the UK and overseas are bound by strict rules of conduct to ensure they offer you the highest level of integrity and service, while the Association's entry qualification means you can be sure you are dealing with an expert. By choosing an NAEA member you can feel secure in the knowledge that you and your property are in safe hands.
The Guild of Professional Estate Agents
The Guild of Professional Estate Agents is a National Network of carefully selected Independent Estate Agents working together to ensure a 'best in class' service to the public. As active Agents of the Network, our Members pride themselves on building loyal, reputable and professional local businesses that depend greatly on the quality of service they provide to their clients.
The Property Ombudsman came into being on 1 May 2009. Formerly, the Ombudsman for Estate Agents (OEA), the name change was made to reflect the broader jurisdiction in relation to Complaints we are now able to deal with, e.g. Sales, lettings, commercial and overseas.
The Ombudsman for Estate Agents (OEA) Scheme was established on 1 January 1998. The Scheme is open to all those firms of estate agents with a principal, director or partner who is a member of the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) or Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS); to all corporate estate agents, defined as those who are subsidiaries of a bank, building society or insurance company, or are themselves quoted on the Stock Exchange and to other estate agents who are sponsored and seconded by existing member agents. From June 2006, the OEA extended its services to Lettings and Property Management agents.