All estate agents will be required to hold a professional qualification under new government rules to crack down on “rogue” operators.
According to the government, there are 20.000 estate agent businesses across the country and it is a very open market, this is to further improve housing conditions. They will now be required to provide their fees in order to tackle delays and manipulations, going on in this tarnished industry where a vulnerable buyer can be deceived by a dishonest agent.
“Paula Higgins, boss of campaign group the Homeowners Alliance, said: “These reforms – which the HOA called for – will go a long way to bring more certainty for homeowners and help stop sales falling through.
“In an industry tarnished by Wild West attitudes, these reforms will send the cowboys packing.”
Mark Hayward, head of NAEA Propertymark, said he welcomed the commitment to further regulation.
“We have long argued that estate agents should be recognised as professionals. This is an important step towards achieving this and we look forward to working with the government.”
This will be followed by tougher laws and criminal database to tackle the issue.
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