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KEYWORD "Trading Standards" - 100 RESULTS
Date set for Law Society no-confidence vote over material information

A date has been set for a vote of no confidence in the Law Society amid furore over its stance on...

09 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Now the election is over, the real work begins for agents

On balance, a stable new government with a large majority is good news for the sales market. Labour’s costed spending plans,...

06 July 2024

From: Features

More Upfront Material Information could cut viewings, save fall-throughs - claim

A survey of over 11,000 buyers suggests overwhelming support for more upfront information to be supplied by agents to buyers. Disclosing upfront...

25 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Law Society postpones compulsory use of new TA6 form

The Law Society has postponed plans to make use of its new TA6 form compulsory amid backlash from conveyancers. The new TA6...

18 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Trading Standards: ‘Only most serious material information breaches will face action’

Enforcement of material information rules is being done through redress schemes rather than putting a strict deadline on compliance, James Munro,...

17 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Law Society faces calls for no confidence vote over material information rules

A legal action group is seeking support from solicitors to call a vote of no confidence in the Law Society The Property...

06 June 2024

From: Breaking News

 Rightmove: It's difficult for agents to provide material information

The task of obtaining material information is more difficult than it appears for estate agents, Rightmove has warned. The portal revealed in...

17 May 2024

From: Breaking News

CRM backs Rightmove data feed changes

Street.co.uk has added new fields directly into its property records to help agents stay compliant following the new material information guidance. It...

15 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Why does it take SO long to complete a sale? Reapit has an idea...

A veteran PropTech figure with extensive experience of working at leading estate and sales agencies has told the government to act...

22 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Trading Standards: Material information rules should be seen as positive

Material information requirements should be seen by agents as a positive change, a Trading Standards investigator has claimed. Speaking to The Guild...

11 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Potential ticking time bomb for retrofit complaints awaits

The term ‘time bomb’ is sometimes overly used in the housing market, and while it has been linked to many things...

06 April 2024

From: Features

Material Information Guidance - Is compliance a legal obligation?

In his third and final article in this 3-part series, David Beaumont looks at the legal statues of Material Information Guidance. ...

06 April 2024

From: Features

Moverly integrates with Alto on material information tools

Proptech firm Moverly has partnered with Zoopla-backed Alto to intergrate its material information tools into the CRM. Upfront information platform Moverly said...

05 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Law Society faces backlash over material information forms

The Law Society is facing backlash from conveyancers after issuing new property information reforms that take account of Trading Standards’ material...

04 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Material Information Guidance - Is it Actually Material?

In this, the second of a three-part series, David Beaumont continues his critique of the new Material Information Guidance. There are 21...

30 March 2024

From: Features

Material Information Guidance - A Critical View

In the first of a short series of articles, David Beaumont, managing director of Compliance Matters, casts a professional eye over...

23 March 2024

From: Features

Government urged to stop ‘sitting on its hands’ over agency regulations

The architect of the Regulation of Property Agents (ROPA) reforms has expressed frustration that the recommendations have failed to materialise as...

22 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Material information rules set to cost sellers ‘hundreds of pounds’ - warning

Vendors could end up spending hundreds of pounds more when selling their home due to Trading Standards material information rules guidance,...

22 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Material information raises professional indemnity risks - warning

The increased focus on upfront material information could push up estate agency professional indemnity (PI) requirements, an industry trainer has warned. Michael...

19 March 2024

From: Breaking News

‘Legal liability’ concerns raised over Propertymark questionnaire

The Law Society is exploring concerns that Propertymark's Property Information Questionnaire (PIQ) puts agents at risk of legal issues, Estate Agent...

13 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Complete ASAP launches material information pack for agents

Complete ASAP has launched a new package to help agents provide material information on listings. Agents already using the Complete or Instruct...

08 March 2024

From: Breaking News

House of Lords committee set to consider agency regulation

The House of Lords Industry and Regulators Committee has set out the key questions it could ask agency representatives as its...

05 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark updates Property Information Questionnaire

Propertymark updates Property Information QuestionnairePropertymark has updated its Property Information Questionnaire (PIQ) in light of the latest part B and C...

05 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency groups to discuss industry regulation in House of Lords

Representatives from Propertymark, Trading Standards and The Property Ombudsman (TPO) are set to discuss estate agency regulation in the House of...

01 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Law Society building safety guide clarifies agent and conveyancer responsibilities

Conveyancers shouldn’t give buyers and sellers assurances about building safety remediations unless they are confident doing so, the Law Society has...

16 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents back upfront information but feel legislation is needed

Most agents agree that providing upfront information at the very start of the homebuying process would improve the buying and selling...

13 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Material Information: How can Estate Agents Capitalise on the Opportunity?

Following the release of Material Information Parts B & C, iamproperty’s Product Manager, Tania Bonesi, shares insights on how Estate Agents...

07 February 2024

From: Features

Agency app launches material information report

HOP (the Home Owner’s Passport) has released its upgraded material information report to support agents with Trading Standards compliance. The list of...

07 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Sprift unveils material information solution for agents

Sprift has unveiled its solution to help agents cope with material information requirements and collate the property-specific details required prior to...

24 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Material information rules have ‘passed agents by’ - claim

Some agents still appear unaware about their material information responsibilities, conveyancers claim. The National Trading Standards Estate and Letting Agency Team (NTSELAT)...

10 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents urged to be more choosy about 2024 listings

Agents should be more picky about their listings during 2024 and focus on sellers that will help speed up sales by...

02 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency training platform launches new consumer regulation course

The Able Agent has launched a Consumer Protection Regulations (CPR) guidance short course to support agents amid new Trading Standards material...

18 December 2023

From: Breaking News

AML platform adds material information tools

Anti-money laundering platform (AML) Credas Technologies has launched a material information function, helping estate agents to get ahead of the latest...

11 December 2023

From: Breaking News

How investing in a CRM is the best way to NTS compliance

I think we can all agree that the National Trading Standards Material Information reforms are a good thing for the property...

06 December 2023

From: Sponsored Content

The Guild unveils learning platform to boost industry standards

The Guild of Property Professionals has launched a new learning platform to help boost agent knowledge and skills.  It includes the Guild's...

06 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents invited to material information webinar

Proptech firm iamproperty is inviting estate agents to a webinar about the latest Trading Standards’ material information guidance.   It will be...

05 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Trading Standards unveils latest material information guidance, but how will it be policed?

Long-awaited guidance on material information in property listings was revealed yesterday but policing of the rules won’t be any different, it...

01 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Material information rules: Rightmove and The Guild launch agency webinars

A series of webinars have been unveiled to help agents prepare for new material information rules. Rightmove said it is providing a...

01 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Trading Standards unveils latest material information rules for agents

The National Trading Standards Estate and Letting Agency Team (NTSELAT) has published the long-awaited Parts B and C of material information...

30 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove launches consumer compliance course for agents

Rightmove has launched a course for estate and letting agents to help them understand and remain compliant with the Consumer Protection...

24 November 2023

From: Breaking News

New lawyers action group queries material information rules

A new action group has been formed that is expressing concern about ineffective legal regulation as well as extra responsibilities being...

20 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents back material information but seek more guidance

The majority of agents back parts B and C of material information rules but more guidance is needed on where to...

06 November 2023

From: Breaking News

When will parts B and C of upfront info reforms materialise?

Trading Standards has insisted it is still on track to introduce parts B and C of material changes rules for property...

31 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Client money accounting made easy with PayProp

A client account is essential to your lettings business, but the rules and regulations you need to follow to keep this...

26 October 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Agents invited to material information webinar

Proptech firm iamproperty is inviting agents to a webinar to help them get ahead of parts B and C of the...

12 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Agencies favouring lower offers to get referral fees - claim

Referral fees for estate agents could be back in the sights of industry regulators. It was reported last week that the National...

25 September 2023

From: Breaking News

New Conveyancing Association document highlights digital tools to speed up sales

The Conveyancing Association (CA) has launched a new document to help firms benefit from the range of digital services available to...

21 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Estate agent's guide to spotting title-related issues and what to do about them

As an Estate Agent it’s important to be able to interpret and understand the information that a Title Deed document presents...

20 September 2023

From: Features

The Property Ombudsman bolsters board

The Property Ombudsman (TPO) has welcomed two new non-executive directors to its independent board. Louise Baxter, head of the National Trading Standards...

13 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Trading Standards: How agents should handle offers

Industry regulator the National Trading Standards & Letting Agency Team (NTSELAT) has issued a reminder to agents about their responsibilities when it...

16 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Trading Standards issues ‘working definitions’ of common agency terms

Trading Standards has issued new guidance for agents to provide “working definitions” of common property marketing terms. The National Trading Standards &...

15 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Whatever Happened To Good Councils?

Like most parts of the UK, the one I live in has a bit of a beef about parking. More precisely,...

29 July 2023

From: Features

Agents support more material information but worry about the admin burden

Agents are supportive of new rules on upfront material information but there is concern about the administrative burden. While the industry awaits...

27 July 2023

From: Breaking News

The property industry must pull together to stop from falling apart, industry report reveals

Now more than ever, property professionals across the sector need to pull together and collaborate more closely to make business gains,...

15 July 2023

From: Features

Trading Standards boss reveals timeline for latest material information changes

The latest material information rules will be introduced this Autumn, the industry regulator has revealed. Speaking at the Propertymark One Conference in...

28 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Upfront information reduces fall-throughs by 13% - claim

A property data firm claims to have evidence showing agents who fail to provide upfront information are more likely to suffer...

15 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Material information rules will help agents justify higher fees - claim

Providing material information upfront could help agents charge higher fees and even reduce their carbon footprint, while those not complying could...

14 June 2023

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today: Technology provides the key to better customer experience

At the recent Home Buying & Selling Group UFI Roadshow in London, it was gratifying to note that panel members and...

25 May 2023

From: Breaking News

It's time to turn fear of change into fuel for material information success

Upfront material information is now firmly on the property industry’s radar, with Trading Standards CPR regulations expected to move towards disclosing...

03 May 2023

From: Features

Sale proptech platform unveils sellers information pack

Sales progression platform mio is set to launch its digital Sellers Information Pack (SIP), designed to make it easy for agents...

12 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Government ‘working with’ Trading Standards on conditional selling

The issue of conditional selling in estate agency has hit Westminster. There have been several reports in recent months about agents requiring...

11 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Upfront information is here and now - digital conveyancing is next!

Last week was the first ever National Conveyancing Week, which I hope registered with agents and perhaps you even took up...

08 April 2023

From: Features

Fourth version of BASPI form launches with queries on building safety

Trade and representative bodies representing the legal, surveying, estate agency and property management sectors have launched the fourth iteration of the...

03 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Why material information does and should matter to you

According to the recent industry research report ‘Back to the Future’ from tmgroup, mio and CDS 40% of property transaction delays...

01 April 2023

From: Features

Conveyancing firm seeks agents to trial ‘sell-ready’ packs

AVRillo is seeking agents to help test a new product that aims to provide upfront material information to buyers at the...

03 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency network issues website compliance warning

The Guild of Property Professionals has issued a reminder to agents about the importance of their websites remaining compliant. The property network...

17 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Why Material Information could make 2023 a Happy New Year

Happy New Year! I hope you’ve recharged the batteries and have a shiny list of resolutions to make 2023 as successful...

04 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Criminals ‘bombarding’ homeowners with fraudulent energy offers 

Scammers are “bombarding” homeowners with fraudulent offers on green energy or insulation to allegedly boost their property value and cash in...

03 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Just 16% of agent listings are compliant - claim

Only 16% of property listings are currently compliant with upfront information rules, it has been claimed. Agents are currently required to include...

19 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter – the five biggest property moments of 2022

As we get ever closer to 2023, this final Natter of the year is dedicated to the five biggest property moments of...

17 December 2022

From: Features

Propertymark unveils compliance service to help agents avoid fines

Propertymark has launched a new compliance service for its member agents. The offering, called Calm about Compliance, will see experienced auditors advise,...

14 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Renewable energy and parking 'will be material information' - Trading Standards

The existence of renewable energy sources and parking facilities look set to be among details that Trading Standards will expect to...

13 December 2022

From: Breaking News

When the going gets tough, focus on your leaky bucket

As economic signs increasingly point to a contraction in the property market, competition for new business will inevitably heat up. But...

03 December 2022

From: Features

Property Natter - day in the life of a NTSELAT policy manager

Given their leading role in the recent upfront information revolution, interest in the work of the National Trading Standards Estate &...

05 November 2022

From: Features

Muuvo unveils new upfront information data for agents

Agency proptech supplier Muuvo has made new data available to help agents comply with impending Trading Standards upfront information requirements. The National...

02 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Redress Scheme names advisory panel members

The Property Redress Scheme (PRS) has named the members of its new advisory panel. It will replace the PRS Advisory Council and...

25 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Problems setting up a client account? Here's what to do

Over the last few months, The Letting Partnership has seen an increase in calls from agents who are struggling to open...

22 October 2022

From: Features

Agency boss backs including broadband and mobile signal in listings

A senior agency executive has backed the controversial issue of including broadband and mobile signal in property listings. The National Trading Standards...

17 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Exclusive Q&A with PEXA - what is its role in the UK?

It was announced back in February this year that PEXA, the Australian FinTech/PropTech that enabled the world’s first fully digitised property settlement...

06 August 2022

From: Features

Phil Spencer: More Property Details are a Good Thing

There’s a spotlight now on property listings and as with so many changes in our industry, this is a case of...

04 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage adviser criticises local agents for 'tricking buyers'

A mortgage broker has hit out at estate agents for forcing prospective buyers to visit their branches to sell financial services...

20 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Conveyancers reveal how mortgage lenders could speed-up sales

Issues with property titles and borrower affordability have been revealed among the main reasons why mortgage offers have been withdrawn. The results...

15 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Portal listings without material information ‘will eventually be rejected’

Trading Standards has indicated that non-compliant listings will eventually be rejected from portals as it urges agents to use their “professional...

13 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Material information update: Agents reminded of disclosure requirements

Agents are being reminded that they still have an obligation to provide all material information as the sector awaits Part B...

12 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Reader poll reveals opposition to treating mobile signal as material information

More than half of agents disagree that mobile phone signal should be treated as material information in listings. James Munro, head of...

11 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - why conveyancers should charge more for a better service

The ongoing debate about how to boost agent and conveyancer relations, and improve the homebuying system for all, continues to rage,...

02 July 2022

From: Features

Rightmove to ‘reject listings’ without a price from today

New estate agency listings that don’t display a price can no longer be uploaded to Rightmove from today. The portal giant has...

01 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Trading Standards: Mobile signal may be material information for property listings

Agents may have to include the broadband speed and mobile signal for a property on listings in the next round of...

29 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Why free online logbooks are little more than Dropbox

There have been many articles about ‘digitising upfront information’, following the publication of DLUHC’s Levelling-Up white paper and National Trading Standards...

25 June 2022

From: Features

Upfront information: Portals plan for consumer awareness to police listings

Portals are aiming to boost consumer awareness of new material information rules rather than refusing non-compliant listings. Agency listings have been required...

22 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Trading Standards: Portals should refuse non-compliant listings

The head of the National Trading Standards Estate and Letting Agency Team (NTSELAT) has suggested the material listings rules should be...

15 June 2022

From: Breaking News

The art of collaboration - why it can help benefit the home buying and selling process

If there’s not a book called ‘The Art of Collaboration’ then there should be. Update: a quick Google search shows there...

11 June 2022

From: Features

CA launches Lender Survey to improve mortgage and conveyancing process

The Conveyancing Association (CA) has launched its 2022 Lender Survey to identify where the industry can collaborate to improve the mortgage...

08 June 2022

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today - Let’s get moving with digitising the upfront information agenda

Why the urgency? Because the appetite is strong. Research by the Conveyancing Association reports that 98% of consumers are overwhelmingly in...

01 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Tech Talk: Property experts explain Material Information shake-up

Next month will see new rules around upfront Material Information for property sales and lettings come into force in the UK...

18 May 2022

From: Features

Proptech firms partner to boost agency offerings

Agency proptech supplier Muuvo has partnered with Canopy to provide its RentPassport and RentTracking products. Muuvo provides software for agents to help...

17 May 2022

From: Breaking News

New material information rules will benefit consumers and agents

Millions of people use online property portals every year to conduct their property search, whether it be for sales or for...

11 May 2022

From: Features

POA: So how many agency listings could be 'unlawful?'

Agency trade bodies have backed the “clarity” provided by Trading Standards after it deemed “price on application” listings unlawful. It comes as...

06 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Trading Standards: Why POA listings are unlawful

The National Trading Standards Estate and Letting Agency Team (NTSELAT) deemed yesterday that the use of POA or “price on application”...

05 May 2022

From: Breaking News

 ‘Price on application’ in property listings deemed unlawful

The National Trading Standards Estate and Letting Agency Team (NTSELAT) has deemed that the use of POA or “price on application”...

04 May 2022

From: Breaking News

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