Trading Standards Health Check

We all need a Health Check periodically to ensure we are up to scratch. Estate agents are no different. Meeting all your obligations and keeping your risks of a problem down to the absolute minimum is one of factors that will ensure your business stays healthy.

The implications for breaching any requirement can be quite costly; therefore being in control of compliance, matters enormously.

Each one of the pieces of legislation listed below has an impact on your business & failure to comply in any area can have implications.

Don’t Leave it to Chance

It’s your business to know, not only what the law requires, but also what the risks you have. Only then can you protect your business, your employees and yourself.

What does the Health Check Consist of?

Dependent on the size of your business, we will spend the day with you evaluating all aspects of your business that impact on compliance matters, checking –

  • Terms of Business
  • Standard Letters & Documents
  • In-house Procedures
  • Website
  • Advertising

Throughout the day we will provide you & your staff with feedback & advice on the whole range of obligations.

At the end of the day we will provide you with a comprehensive written report addressing all the issues, good & bad. The report will provide you with advice & recommendations for improvement; ultimately, allowing you to manage the risks & manage your business with confidence.

Legislation

  • Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008
  • Estate Agents Act 1979 + Regulations
  • Money Laundering Regulations 2007
  • The Cancellation of Contracts made in a Consumer’s Home or Place of Work Regulations 2008
  • Ombudsman for Estate Agents Rules
  • Consumer Credit Act 1974
  • Companies Act/Business Names Act 1985
  • The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) Regulations 2007
  • Data Protection Act 1998
  • Electronic Commerce (EC Directive) Regulations 2002
  • Town & Country Planning (Control of Advertising) Regulations
  • Misleading Advertisements Regulations 1998
  • Consumers, Estate Agents and Redress Act 2007
  • Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999

David's Philosophy

My clients take compliance matters very seriously and I have spend many years working proactively and reactively to provide them with cost effective solutions. My success is based, not only on the unique expertise I hold, but also around my ability to balance the need for compliance with commercial reality. Whatever your needs, I am happy to discuss them and the services we can offer to meet them on a no obligation basis. Email me at david@compliance-matters.co.uk or ring my office on 0161 727 0798

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