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ANTI-SLAVERY POLICY STATEMENT

Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms, such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person’s liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain.

 

The Company has a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery, and we are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own business or in any of our supply chains.

 

We are also committed to ensuring there is transparency in our own business and in our approach to tackling modern slavery throughout our supply chains, consistent with our disclosure obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

 

We expect the same high standards from all of our contractors, suppliers and other business partners, and as part of our contracting processes, in the coming year we will include specific prohibitions against the use of forced, compulsory or trafficked labour, or anyone held in slavery or servitude, whether adults or children, and we expect that our suppliers will hold their own suppliers to the same high standards.

 

This policy applies to all persons working for us or on our behalf in any capacity, including employees at all levels, directors, officers, agency workers, seconded workers, volunteers, interns, agents, contractors, external consultants, third-party representatives and business partners.

 

This policy does not form part of any employee’s contract of employment and we may amend it at any time.

 

Responsibility for the policy

 

The Company has overall responsibility for ensuring this policy complies with our legal and ethical obligations, and that all those under our control comply with it.

 

The Company has primary and day-to-day responsibility for implementing this policy, monitoring its use and effectiveness, dealing with any queries about it, and auditing internal control systems and procedures to ensure they are effective in countering modern slavery.

 

Management at all levels are responsible for ensuring those reporting to them understand and comply with this policy and are given adequate and regular training on it and the issue of modern slavery in supply chains.

 

You are invited to comment on this policy and suggest ways in which it might be improved. Comments, suggestions and queries are encouraged and should be addressed to the Managing Director.

 

Compliance with the policy

 

You must ensure that you read, understand and comply with this policy.

 

The prevention, detection and reporting of modern slavery in any part of our business or supply chains is the responsibility of all those working for us or under our control.

You are required to avoid any activity that might lead to, or suggest, a breach of this policy.

You must notify your line manager OR a company Director as soon as possible if you believe or suspect that a conflict with this policy has occurred or may occur in the future.


You are encouraged to raise concerns about any issue or suspicion of modern slavery in any parts of our business or supply chains of any supplier tier at the earliest possible stage.

If you believe or suspect a breach of this policy has occurred or that it may occur, you must notify your line manager or company Director OR report it in accordance with our Whistleblowing Policy as soon as possible.

 

You should note that where appropriate, and with the welfare and safety of local workers as a priority, we will give support and guidance to our suppliers to help them address coercive, abusive and exploitative work practices in their own business and supply chains.

 

If you are unsure about whether a particular act, the treatment of workers more generally, or their working conditions within any tier of our supply chains constitutes any of the various forms of modern slavery, raise it with your line manager or company Director.

 

We aim to encourage openness and will support anyone who raises genuine concerns in good faith under this policy, even if they turn out to be mistaken. We are committed to ensuring no one suffers any detrimental treatment as a result of reporting in good faith their suspicion that modern slavery of whatever form is or may be taking place in any part of our own business or in any of our supply chains.

 

Detrimental treatment includes dismissal, disciplinary action, threats or other unfavourable treatment connected with raising a concern.

 

If you believe that you have suffered any such treatment, you should inform your line manager immediately. If the matter is not remedied, and you are an employee, you should raise it formally using our Grievance Procedure, which can be found in the current employee handbook.

 

This Modern (Anti) Slavery Policy and Statement is intended for businesses in all countries, especially the United Kingdom; and was brought to you by Rushax.

 

 

Communication & awareness of this policy

 

Training on this policy, and on the risk our business faces from modern slavery in its supply chains, forms part of the induction process for all individuals who work for us, and updates will be provided using established methods of communication between the business and you.

Our zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery must be communicated to all suppliers, contractors and business partners at the outset of our business relationship with them and reinforced as appropriate thereafter.

 

Breaches of this policy

 

Any employee who breaches this policy will face disciplinary action, which could result in dismissal for misconduct or gross misconduct. We may terminate our relationship with other individuals and organisations working on our behalf if they breach this policy.

 

Printed and Signed Off By: Paresh Acharya, 2023

HAPPY CLIENTS

"VERIFIED TENANT""My name is Jamail. I am a single living dad of two beautiful children, and I am a teacher who hit a rocky road in life to the point I needed property and pretty quickly as well before it started affecting my job. It took me seven days in total to secure a property; it was hard graft, but I wanted to find somewhere I could call home and somewhere which was long-lasting that I loved instead of just taking what was given to me and hating the house every day I wake up. I was continually searching for a property day and night. I came up against snotty landlords to really nice ones and some houses that were too small and some that were too big etc. it was draining. But with the help from the help2rent team, it all seemed possible, and I'm not just saying that to blow their trumpet I really generally am grateful for all the work they/she done to get me into a property honestly the council wasn't as efficient as help2Rent, and I don't know what I would have done without them. It meant everything to be on this project especially mentally because I hit a point where I was going to give up it was so challenging and the anxiety caused was high but with the help2Rent team they kept that at bay and gave me hope to keep fighting for what I deserve as a working dad of two. I think this project will help thousands, and this project needs recognition from every board possible because it saved my life literally, so again, I thank you so so much for all the work and continuous empathetic help. I hope you can be assistance to many more. Jamail"

Jamil S

Successful Council Tenant

"VERIFIED TENANT""My name is Emma Catherine; I'm 44 single-parent. Physically disabled. Help2srent help has been amazing. I'm a single parent who has a physical disability. I was placed on the outskirts of London for over eight months in Temporary Accommodation. I had no hope of returning to my home area. I had registered with HELP2RENT and checking their site for suitable accommodation. London Landlords have no time for Tennant's on any form of DWP I had spoken to many, and without a job or a 75,000 guarantee, I had no hope in PRIVATE RENTED SECTOR. HELP2RENT answered my prays. One Sunday morning, sending me an email about a two-bed flat in the area I needed to be near family. Help2rent helped me and my family endlessly for nearly three weeks negotiating with Landlords Breaking down the barriers and supporting me threw the turmoil of disappointment and giving me hope to keep trying and not to take rejection personally.... I'm relocated in South London in a property that suits my need. And feel 100 percent supported in my new tenancy. All thanks to HELP2RENT... Thanks again Emma Catherine"

Emma Catherine

Successful Council Tenant

"VERIFIED TENANT"Dear Help2Rent My mother and I were leaving in a hostel desperate and hopeless that our situation will not change anytime soon. We were receiving calls from the council about flats that were not entitled to us. They will call us numerous times to view a place and will call us back that the flat was gone, we exhausted. Also, our documents and all the paperwork were incorrect or incomplete, but no one thought about telling us. We will try to contact our social worker, but we will hear nothing. When we found Help2rent , they helped us get our paperwork in order, and we’re with us every step of the way. We went from months of endless waiting to get a beautiful flat in two weeks. It was not easy, but the team were patient and happy to help us through everything. We will always be grateful for help2rent and all their hard work. Thank you very much Sara

Asuncion & Sara

Successful Mother & Daughter

Help2Rent took away all the worry of letting our property out of our hands.We moved from England to the continent and left Help2Rent to arrange house clearance, electrical work, boiler maintenance, decorating and cleaning. All this was expediently done to a high standard. Work was inspected by Help2Rent and if it did not come up to scratch they chased up the company concerned until they were satisfied. Every e-mail was answered promptly and I was kept informed at every stage. Within days Help2Rent had found excellent tenants for a monthly rent that had exceeded my expectations. Help2Rent are simply the best!

EZ Let Properties

Mr G Harris

I have been in the property rental business for over twenty five years.I have been using Help2Rent Lettings agency for just over a year now and in that time have started to transfer across a lot of my portfolio.I have many managing agencies around the UK and keep a performance league table based on many factors. In the short time I have been using Help2Rent catapulted into first in my league table of over 15 agencies. They are resourceful, polite, efficient and hardworking and in my opinion they have the best staff

Can Do Properties

Mr H Dennis

“Help2Rent was an incredibly easy platform to use to find tenants for my flat in Shepherd’s Bush. It was free to use and helps the community which is always the best bit, efficient and simple to manage, all good things for my frenetic life! I would highly recommend it…”

Handy Man Services

Working for the community at cost effecitive rates

Help2Rent is a great Social Letting Agency and stands on the side of the Tennant not the landlord which is uncommon, Any issues we had, They got in touch with the landlord promptly and dealt with the issue. They helped us all through the Letting of the flat while we lived in it and made sure we had another tenant was ready to move in. Really going to miss them. 

Mr S Shannon

Thanking Help2Rent

Council Partners