Trading Standards to be quizzed by agents over ‘material information’ changes

Webinar this week will enable the industry to probe NTSELAT over its requirement that property portal listings include proscribed information from May onwards.

Conveyancing platform Gazeal is to host an industry webinar this week which will enable agents to quiz Trading Standards officials about the recently-announced changes to regulations requiring agents to include material information in portal listings.

The webinar is to be attended by representatives from the National Trading Standards Estate and Lettings Agency Team, who will take live questions from agents on the changes.

These changes to the information agents will be required to upload to the portals about sales and lettings properties within their listings will include mandatory council tax band/rate, price/rent and tenure information for sales properties.

Later phases will require additional information to be included such as restrictive covenants, flood risk and other specific factors that may impact certain properties.

Material information

The webinar is taking place on Wednesday March 2nd at 10am and will include requipresentatives from Boomin, who will give their views on the changes from a portal’s perspective, and south coast multi-branch agency Cooper Adams, which will be giving its verdict too.

Link to Conveyancing featureBryan Mansell (pictured), CEO of Gazeal, a long-time champion of greater levels of upfront information in the property sector, said of the webinar: “While the news has broadly been welcomed, and many agents already do lots of what has been requested, there will undoubtedly still be doubts, uncertainty and questions marks about what is being introduced and why.

“Having a webinar where agents can put their questions directly to Trading Standards is therefore invaluable.”

Agents can register for the material information webinar by clicking here.

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