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Landmark welcomes leasehold guidance for homemovers

7th March 2017

A new guide to help homemovers navigate the pitfalls of Leasehold property has been published by the Conveyancing Association, a membership body representing the interests …
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Case Study: Clients will dictate what constitutes material information

22nd February 2017

In a dispute brought to The Property Ombudsman the failure to provide accurate information about an explicit requirement outlined by the buyer resulted in the …
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GoView now available

7th February 2017

GoView, the simple mapping tool from Landmark Estate Agency Services, is now available directly via the ETSOS ordering portal. 

£1m fine for property fraud

1st February 2017

Property fraud hits the news again with a significant fine metered out to city law firm Mischon de Reya.

Initial details of the impact of Right to Rent published

12th January 2017

Parliamentary minutes have revealed that 75 initial civil penalties were issued to landlords under the Right to Rent scheme in the year to October 31, 2016 …
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Case Study: Rights of Way subject to CPR

10th January 2017

In another nod to the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 (CPRs), The Property Ombudsman has defended an agent against an alleged misrepresentation relating …
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Landmark Information Group launches ‘Estate Agency Services’ division to provide one service resource for estate agents

22nd November 2016

Landmark Information Group has today announced the appointment of Phil Natusch to head up a newly formed business division, which brings together several established products …
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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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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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