Client Money Protection (CMP) Scheme
CMP is a scheme that reimburses landlords and tenants should a letting agent misappropriate their rent, deposit or other client funds. It has long been a requirement for ARLA Propertymark members to have CMP and has been a legal requirement for all letting agents since 1 April 2019.
CMP is mandatory for every company that acts as an agency in property (including chattels auctioning) which handles client money or uses a third party to oversee client money. If this is the case, to become a member, Principals, Partners and Directors (PPDs) have to take out CMP with Propertymark unless they have CMP with Money Shield, RICS or the Law Society of Scotland.