2013 March

ASA upholds a complaint against a Letting Agent

The complaint concerned an advert appearing on Rightmove offering rental properties by the letting agent, Your-move. The complainant said the adverts were misleading because they did not include the compulsory administration charge. Your-move strongly disputed the allegation, putting forward a number of sensible and logical arguments – Details about the administration charge were available in […]

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OFT Issues new Consumer Advice Leaflets

OFT Issues New Consumer Advice leaflets which they say links to their estate agent guidance issued in September last year. The advice sheets provide an overview of some of the consumer protection legislation that estate agents must comply with, including advice on what buyers and sellers can do to make the process run smoothly. Interestingly, […]

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OFT fines Leeds-based estate agent

The OFT has fined Leeds-based estate agent £2,000 for failing to register with them for Money Laundering purposes. All estate agents need to register with the OFT as part of their responsibilities under the Money Laundering Regulations 2007. Oliver James Estates and Land Agents Limited had been repeatedly contacted and advised about registration over a […]

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FREE MONEY LAUNDERING 2017 UPDATE SESSIONS

Significant changes to estate agents obligations were imposed by the new Money Laundering Regulations in June this year.  The big focus has been on the need to confirm the ID of buyers as well as sellers; however, the legislation also requires agents to make a number of other changes. HMRC also published guidance on how […]