TrustMark’s new partnership with Endsleigh aims to anable landlords looking to carry out home improvements and repairs on their rental properties to search with confidence for reputable and expert tradespeople.
The initiative also hopes to boost access for TrustMark-registered plumbers and heating installers to the home repair, maintenance and improvement (RMI) market in the private rented sector, estimated by Endsleigh to be worth about £1.25bn a year.
The new partnership aims to encourage Endsleigh’s landlord and letting agent customers to use TrustMark’s 14,500 registered firms.
A survey by Endsleigh of nearly 1,500 landlords found it is not uncommon for a landlord to spend up to £1,000 in repair and maintenance in a year.
Landlords without letting agents were more than twice as likely to pay out extra cash for big jobs costing between £1,000 and £2,000.
TrustMark chairman Liz Male says: “We are always looking for better ways to increase the visibility of TrustMark so we are delighted that our partnership with Endsleigh will not only help landlords to make more informed decisions when hiring tradespeople to improve or repair their rental properties, but it will also open up stronger business opportunities for the many excellent tradesmen and women registered with TrustMark.”