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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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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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