Law re­peal ‘will help rogue agents’

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY -

THE Gov­ern­ment de­ci­sion to re­peal the Prop­erty Mis­de­scrip­tions Act has been crit­i­cised by the Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of Es­tate Agents.

Mark Hay­ward, NAEA pres­i­dent, says: “We are dis­ap­pointed that the Gov­ern­ment has pushed forth with its plan to re­peal the Prop­erty Mis­de­scrip­tions Act. It is a de­ci­sion we feel will lead to re­duced lev­els of con­sumer pro­tec­tion for home buy­ers as they make what may be one of the big­gest transactions of their life. This leg­is­la­tion is key in the un­reg­u­lated world of es­tate agency, and there is lit­tle to be gained from its re­peal. In­stead, Gov­ern­ment is ef­fec­tively giv­ing rogue agents an op­por­tu­nity to mis­lead con­sumers.”

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