Tue 16 Oct 2018

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Housing Minister Heather Wheeler has announced today that a new working group will be set up, tasked with raising standards across the housing sector.

The working group will be headed up by Lord Best and look at ways to improve standards for home buyers, sellers, tenants, landlords and leaseholders.

They will look at the case for a fully regulated industry, including mandatory qualifications for all property agents and will work towards a new framework which will be consistent across letting agents, managing agents and estate agents.

ARLA Propertymark and NAEA Propertymark have been lobbying Government for years for a fully regulated industry and have been instrumental in persuading the Government to take action. 

Mark Hayward, Chief Executive of NAEA Propertymark said: “We have been working closely with government since the announcement of the Regulating Property Agents Working Group. We are pleased to see that this has been now set up and look forward to progressing this in the interests of all parties”

Mellor & Beer are ARLA Propertymark and NAEA Propertymark. Is your agent? If not, ask yourself why!

For more details on regulated estate agents: http://www.propertymark.co.uk

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