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NEWSFLASH: Funding doubles for industry regulator

4th September 2018

The government have announced a significant funding increase for property industry regulator the National Trading Standards Estate Agency Team (NTSEAT). There has long been criticism …
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£22.5k fine for estate agent…

31st August 2018

A recent news story highlights the risks posed by the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations, otherwise known as CPRs.

CPRs; the opportunity

29th August 2018

In our previous 2 blogs we have covered the definitions of the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations (CPRs) and what the practical implementation of …
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CPRs; the practicalities

15th August 2018

In our previous blog, we looked at the definitions outlined by the CPRs. In this blog we’ll look at the practical application of CPRs, the …
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CPRs; the implications

3rd August 2018

In 2014 The Properties Misdescriptions Act was repealed and replaced with the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations, otherwise known as CPRs. The main change …
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Additional penalties for AML failures announced

30th July 2018

HMRC have announced they will now levy a Penalty Administration Charge in addition to any penalty imposed for failure to comply with anti-money laundering regulations.

What do ID documents tell us?

25th July 2018

Customer Due Diligence (CDD), which forms part of Know Your Customer or KYC, is an important tool in the estate agent’s armoury when it comes …
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Residential Abortive Transaction Insurance

10th July 2018

ETSOS are delighted to announce a tie up with insurance brokers Northcott Beaton to provide their residential abortive transaction insurance. 

Is a passport enough for AML? Blog 3

9th July 2018

The Money Laundering Regulations 2017 require estate agents to risk assess their business relationships and apply an appropriate level of investigation to ensure that they …
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Is a passport enough for AML? Blog 2

2nd July 2018

The Money Laundering Regulations 2017 require estate agents to risk assess their business relationships and apply an appropriate level of investigation to ensure that they …
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NEWSFLASH: Funding doubles for industry regulator

The government have announced a significant funding increase for property industry regulator the National Trading Standards Estate Agency Team (NTSEAT).

There has long been criticism of a lack of resource in the team whose responsibility it is to police and enforce various regulations estate agents are governed by; including the Estate Agents Act 1979 and the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 (CPRs). (more…)

£22.5k fine for estate agent…

A recent news story highlights the risks posed by the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations, otherwise known as CPRs. (more…)

CPRs; the opportunity

In our previous 2 blogs we have covered the definitions of the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations (CPRs) and what the practical implementation of compliance involves. (more…)

CPRs; the practicalities

In our previous blog, we looked at the definitions outlined by the CPRs. In this blog we’ll look at the practical application of CPRs, the sorts of scenarios that come up day in day out and what lessons we can learn from any enforcement action taken. (more…)

CPRs; the implications

In 2014 The Properties Misdescriptions Act was repealed and replaced with the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations, otherwise known as CPRs.

The main change was a shift in focus away from caveat emptor, or buyer beware, to greater transparency for those involved in the purchasing or renting of property where agents are historically famous for flowery language and an economic use of the truth! (more…)

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