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Latest news on Legislation & Compliance from the Proptech world.

With just 3 weeks to go, only 60% of agents have joined a CMP Scheme

All private sector agents are required to join a government-approved Client Money Protection Scheme by 1st April – or face up to a £30,000 fine. Measures will protect an estimated £2.7 billion of client money held by agents Under the new regulations taking effect from 1st April, all property agents in… Read More

Planning Appeal Inquiry Times Could be Slashed by 5 Months

An independent review says the average time to decide a planning appeal inquiry could be slashed by 5 months from 47 to 26 weeks. Read More

New Tax on Foreign Buyers to Help Tackle Rough Sleeping

The Government has announced that a new stamp duty land tax surcharge for non-UK resident homebuyers is to be introduced, with the proceeds to be used on measures to tackle rough sleeping. Read More

Tough new rules for electrical inspections in private rented accommodation announced

Renters to receive better protection thanks to new measures designed to ensure mandatory electrical inspections are carried out by competent and qualified inspectors. Read More

New Housing Complaints Resolution Service Announced

Communities Secretary has announced plans for new housing complaints service for the entire housing market – ensuring both homeowners and tenants know where to go when things go wrong. Read More

St Helens estate agent jailed for 4-and-a-half years

Estate Agent, Richard Charles Hall (45), from Ecclestone, St Helens, was found guilty of seven offences. Read More

Predatory mortgage support boss disqualified by the courts

The boss of three Birmingham based mortgage support companies has been banned by the courts for taking advantage of vulnerable customers seeking assistance with their mortgage arrears. Read More

Housing Minister announces £2 million funding boost for councils to tackle rogue landlords

Councils across the country will receive extra cash to crackdown on rogue landlords thanks to a new £2 million fund. Read More

Flag It Up Campaign Targets Dirty Money Property Purchases

The government aims to help estate agents spot the signs of money laundering and reinforce their legal and moral obligations to report suspicious activity. Read More

Got £5K to gamble with?

Publishing fees has been mandatory for letting agents since May 2015, but many agents are still taking a huge gamble by failing to display them. Read More

We don’t just horde things in our homes, we use our vehicles for extra storage!

Thought your collection of empty water bottles was bad? The weird stuff found in untaxed cars will make you wonder what's people get up to in their vehicles. Read More

AML and CPR Solutions for Estate and Letting Agents

AML and CPR legislation is a monumental headache for estate and letting agents, but with the right help, it really doesn't need to be. The law is complex and often difficult to fully understand. It can also seem impossible to put into practice. Read More

Money Laundering – Latest HMRC Guidance Release

New guidance release from HM Revenue and Customs regarding money laundering regulations and how failure to comply can impact your business. Read More

Housing Green Paper – Have Your Say

The Government has released a green paper for Social Housing, which is open for consultation until 6th November 2018. Have your say on it! Read More

Changes to Reporting Land Registry Phishing Scam Emails

The Government is ramping up its cybersecurity efforts and specifically targeting Property Fraud. As part of their offensive, they have changed the email address for reporting fraudulent email that pretends to be from the HM Land Registry Read More

OS:P Ends Service – Are You Operating Legally?

As of 6th August 2018, OS:P have withdrawn from handling complaints in the property sector. Read More

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