The Property Professionals Support Centre, set up earlier this year to provide compliance advice and training, has launched a free compliance hotline for agents who subscribe to a new valuation tool.
The hotline will be run by compliance experts David Beaumont, Gillian Mills, Gill Johnson and David Lane.
Beaumont and Mills, who set up PPSC in January, specialise in providing sales guidance, while the expertise of Johnson and Lane - who work at GKJ Consultants - lies in lettings.
The hotline, which was formerly available through the National Federation of Property Professionals, will be open to all 1,500-plus agency branches currently using the ValPal tool, a product produced by Angels Media - the digital media firm which is also publisher of Estate Agent Today and Letting Agent Today.
The experts will be offering agents compliance advice on issues such as money laundering, Consumer Protection Regulations, Right to Rent immigration checks and landlords’ legal obligations.
“As well as keeping stock levels healthy, legal compliance is an extremely important part of agency. At a time when the industry becomes more regulated, we're pleased to be able to offer this free advice service to our subscribing agents” says Craig Vile, director of ValPal, a tool which operates on agents’ websites.