Property & housing
Trading Standards on the home front
Could new legislation bring some security for renters in the private housing sector?
CCHB appoints new Board member
Regulation expert Claire Whyley has joined the Consumer Code for Home Builders
Updated codes for home buyers
Updates to the Consumer Codes for home builders and new homes have been launched
Company fined for misuse of logos
A company director who used accreditation logos without authorisation has been fined
CCHB marks five year milestone
The Consumer Code for Home Builders has been an approved Code for five years
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?