30 years this week – Suzy Lamplugh:

“On the last Monday of July 1986, in broad daylight and in the middle of a working day, the unthinkable happened. Suzy Lamplugh, a 25 year old, disappeared during the course of her work as an Estate Agent while showing a client round a house in Fulham”. SuzyLamplugh.org

This week marks the 30 year anniversary of the disappearance of Suzy Lamplugh which for many estate agencies across the UK will still very much cause upset and fear, but what this has led to is that security over those years since 1986 offers many new features which are now easily and readily available and adopted.

I must admit, the actual anniversary date escaped me until I saw a Tweet from Zoe Napier Estate Agents on Twitter and read their message which I wanted to share below which really encompasses what this tragic piece of estate agency history should remind us all:

Dear All

This week is the 30th Anniversary of the disappearance of estate agent Suzy Lamplugh who met Mr Kipper at an empty property and has never been seen since. In 1994 she was officially declared dead.
May I ask all of my estate agency friends to take a re-look at your safety. In our haste to get out of the office and ‘make a sale’ lets not forget to ensure we have the basics in place. If we are meeting a man on his own, then just maybe one of our male colleagues will make the viewing. Never take a ‘walk in’ appointment out on your own without verifying the number. The Suzy Lamplugh Trust is set to raise £30,000 in awareness to our safety. Take a look on line to see the personal safety advice and training and be safe.
PLEASE SHARE AMONG OUR INDUSTRY
www.suzylamplugh.org/

Quote shared from Zoe Napier Facebook account, viewable here.

Christopher Walkey

Founder of Estate Agent Networking. Internationally invited speaker on how to build online target audiences using Social Media. Writes about UK property prices, housing, politics and affordable homes.

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