Property & housing
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
Matt Allwright: Letting away with it
Unscrupulous landlords and agents have plagued the housing market for years
Tenants warned over rogue agents
New LTS figures show that 46% of lettings agents don't comply with the law
Voluntary Code on APP scams launches
The Code provides increased protections against authorised push payment scams
Company fined for misleading tactics
A Leeds company has been fined for breaching consumer protection legislation
Fraudulent lettings pair jailed
A mother and daughter who ran a fraudulent lettings agency have been sentenced
Oxfordshire to take on rogue landlords
Oxfordshire County Council is launching a scheme to target irresponsible landlords
Builder imprisoned for shoddy work
A rogue builder from Norwich has been sentenced to four years in prison
TS cracks down on roofing rogues
Traders who targeted an elderly woman have been prosecuted in Warwickshire
CTSI approves Home Builders Code
The Consumer Code for Home Builders has been approved by the CTSI
LTS: Tackling rogue letting agents
London Trading Standards is taking on letting agents who aren’t complying with the law
SafeStyle UK fined for aggressive tactics
Safestyle UK has been fined £120,000 after pleading guilty to multiple offences