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Criminalisation of Right to Rent breaches date set

3rd November 2016

The government has announced the date on which serious breaches of the Right to Rent regime will be a criminal offence under the Immigration Act …
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Is your vendor who they say they are?

31st October 2016

Fraudsters often deal with the transaction remotely and avoid all face-to-face contact. Electronic checks require a greater level of detail and accuracy about the legal …
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NAEA comments on client verification of buyers and sellers

13th October 2016

The NAEA have given their strongest indication yet that the 4th Money Laundering Directive will place a greater onus on estate agents and lettings agents …
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Landmark ruling on AML liability

7th October 2016

A recent court case has once again brought the issue of client verification and property fraud to the top of the agenda.

7 ways electronic AML checks can reduce your risk

6th October 2016

Is your agency doing enough to check the risk posed by money laundering to your business? How often are we guilty of taking a copy …
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Government moves to clarify AML requirements for Estate Agency

27th September 2016

HM Treasury has released a consultation discussing the implementation of the 4th Money Laundering Directive (4MLD).

CPRs: an opportunity estate agents must not miss out on

9th September 2016

Agents must advise their vendors of the risks associated with the failure to provide important information about their property up front.

How can we encourage closer collaboration between estate agents and solicitors?

31st August 2016

With an anticipated “Call for Evidence” from the Dept of Business Innovation & Skills looking into the home-buying experience ETSOS is calling on agents to …
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Advance Notice of System Improvements – The Coal Authority

30th August 2016

The Coal Authority have advised that they will be undertaking updates to their reports ordering system between 6:00pm on Friday 2 September and 8:00am on Saturday 3 …
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Perception is 9/10ths of the law

9th August 2016

How do you want your agency to be perceived? Do your processes reflect both the quality and speed of service you want to provide to …
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Additional penalties for AML failures announced

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. (more…)

What do ID documents tell us?

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 to fulfilling their obligations under the Money Laundering Regulations. (more…)

Residential Abortive Transaction Insurance

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

Is a passport enough for AML? Blog 3

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

Is a passport enough for AML? Blog 2

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

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