Property & housing
Louise Baxter joins TPO Board
Consumer champion Louise Baxter has joined the Board of the Property Ombudsman
Codes and the value of independence
Noel Hunter OBE explains why external review can ensure Codes remain fit for purpose
New property guidance published
Revised guidance has been published to create clarity for businesses and consumers
Rogue agent banned from directorship
An estate agent who stole money has been banned from acting as a company director
Agent failed to protect clients
A lettings agent has been fined for failing to sign up to a client money protection scheme
Letting agents could face hefty fines
Stoke-on-Trent Trading Standards is reminding agents of their responsibilities
TSS warns of loft insulation scam
Trading Standards Scotland is warning about salespeople posing as surveyors
Suffolk rogue lettings agent jailed
A lettings agent who pocketed more than £80,000 in deposits has been sentenced for fraud
Project puts letting agents in spotlight
An initiative to ensure West Midlands letting agents comply with the law has won funding
Agents of change
Could a collaboration between Trading Standards and the property sector solve an age-old problem?
At home with the Tenant Fees Act
What impact has the Tenant Fees Act 2019 had on the lives of tenants? 
Help for home buyers
The Consumer Code for Home Builders can protect buyers from house purchasing pitfalls
New construction regulator announced
A new construction industry regulator has been established by the OPSS
CTSI warns on scheme deadline
The Green Homes Grant Scheme may be vulnerable to abuse and fraud
10 years of the Consumer Code
Noel Hunter looks back on the achievements of the scheme over the past decade
Property company prosecuted
A property company has been fined for failing to protect the deposits of vulnerable tenants