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When is a loft conversion not a loft conversion?

27th February 2018

A recent case reviewed by The Property Ombudsman (TPO) resulted in an award of £1000 to a would-be purchaser after the failure of the selling …
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What would HMRC do? Blog 3

6th February 2018

There is still widespread confusion amongst estate agents when it comes to compliance with the Money Laundering Regulations according to Landmark’s Estate Agency Services Division.

What would HMRC do? Blog 2

6th February 2018

There is still widespread confusion amongst estate agents when it comes to compliance with the Money Laundering Regulations according to Landmark’s Estate Agency Services Division.

What would HMRC do? Blog 1

6th February 2018

There is still widespread confusion amongst estate agents when it comes to compliance with the Money Laundering Regulations according to Landmark’s Estate Agency Services Division.

Survey shows just 12% of agents are fully compliant with AML regulations

6th February 2018

Estate Agents continue to be at risk of fines from HMRC for non-compliance with the Anti-Money Laundering regulations.

NCA figures show estate agents still under AML scrutiny

6th February 2018

The National Crime Agency has released figures identifying the number of Suspicious Activity Reports it has received from October 2015 to March 2017.

Is the “Selfie” compliant?

10th January 2018

HMRC have recently written to estate agents to provide clarification on the “selfie” method of undertaking Customer Due Diligence (CDD).

Clarification on VAT charges on searches

19th October 2017

ETSOS charge VAT at the standard rate on all searches except for the following:

Vote for your favourite supplier at EA Masters

8th September 2017

We value our customer feedback and are proud of having achieved industry recognised awards for our products and services. We have now been recognised by …
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National 1/2 Day AML Seminars for Estate Agents

5th September 2017

Landmark in conjunction with agency compliance specialists Compliance Matters bring you a series of joint seminars to discuss the changes to the Money Laundering Regulations …
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How to write your AML risk assessment

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 who their customer is, and why they are involved in the transaction. (more…)

Fines for failure to identify beneficial owners

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

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…)

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