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Latest News

Blog 1: What is the risk?

25th January 2019

The Money Laundering Regulations require estate agents to risk assess their business relationships and apply an appropriate level of investigation to ensure that they understand …
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Case Study: Noise issue could cost agent £9000

13th January 2019

Our latest case study come from a recent news item to have hit the industry and national press. A disgruntled tenant is claiming £9,000 in …
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Crack down on AML with “Flag it Up”

1st November 2018

The government have moved to crack down on Money Laundering in the UK with a new campaign focusing on the accountancy, legal and property sectors.

How to write your AML risk assessment

15th October 2018

The Money Laundering Regulations require estate agents to risk assess their business relationships and apply an appropriate level of investigation to ensure that they understand …
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Fines for failure to identify beneficial owners

25th September 2018

Agents are falling foul of money laundering regulations by not having a process in place to identify third party ownership and beneficial owners.

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In 2014 The Properties Misdescriptions Act was repealed and replaced with the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations, otherwise known as CPRs.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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Government Confirms New Regulations and Qualifications for Estate Agents Will Happen

The government has accepted the proposals of the Regulation of Property Agents (RoPA) with wide-spread consequences for estate and letting agents.

The proposals reach right into the heart of the industry to affect regulation, training and licensing.

 

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Fears of Tougher Regulations and Unjust Costs Mount Ahead of Government Announcement

Estate Agents are waiting for the big reveal on Monday after Lord Best has admitted some firms could close when the regulation of property agents (ROPA) makes its recommendations to the Government early next week.

Lord Best, the chair of ROPA, has already outlined the working group’s desire for more regulation.

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[NEWSFLASH] Agent Charged DOUBLE Over AML Registration Mistake

Property Industry Eye (PIE) has highlighted the case of an estate agent who has fallen foul of HMRC and been charged double.

On 4th April, with plenty of time to spare, Hayman-Joyce renewed their annual HMRC registration. They paid the fee and thought they’d ticked all the boxes.

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Compliance in a Box: The Natural Remedy for Your AML Headache

Estate agents around the country are realising that the new 5th AML Directive goes deep. There’s a lot of work involved in becoming compliant. And the penalties for non-compliance, either deliberately or through confusion, are severe. (more…)

AML Checks: Guide to Uploading the Passport.

The campaign against money laundering has seen the HMRC issue £2.5m of penalty notices since June 2017.

Making sure you’re compliant is vital.

When it comes to carrying out your checks, we supply AML reports as part of our Compliance in a Box service. (more…)

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