Agents must always be open and transparent

2017-12

The price of a property may be affected if it is involved in legal proceedings. If estate agents know that a property is involved in legal proceedings, they should disclose this to their clients to protect their interests. If they fail to do so, they may be subjected to disciplinary actions by the Estate Agents Authority.

Making good on promises a must

2017-11

Estate agents leave themselves open to disciplinary action if they fail to deliver on incentives promised to clients.

Coming clean on dirty tricks

2017-10

Estate agents should not behave in a way which may bring discredit and/or disrepute to the estate agency trade when chasing commissions.

Coming up short with sea view

2017-09

Verifying information about a property before presenting it to a potential buyer is a cornerstone responsibility for an estate agent.

Estate agents who bend the rules

2017-08

Estate agents should protect the interests of their clients and should not make any misrepresentation to them. Otherwise, they may be subject to disciplinary action by the Estate Agents Authority.

Wrong photos put agency on spot

2017-07

Estate agents must act in an honest manner and not issue any advertisements containing misleading or wrong information. Otherwise, they may be subject to disciplinary action by the Estate Agents Authority.

Agents failed to disclose interest

2017-06

Estate agents should make a full disclosure of any conflict of interest to their clients in relation to the properties they handle. Otherwise, they may be subject to disciplinary action by the Estate Agents Authority.

Estate agent sanctioned for distorting facts of sale

2017-06

Estate agents should act according to their clients’ instructions and should not commit misrepresentation to clients.

Agents must check agreements thoroughly

2017-05

Estate agents should ensure that all parties agree to all the information and terms provided in a tenancy agreement, and they should explain accurately to clients each clause.

Pay attention to prices

2017-04

Estate agents should not make any misrepresentations to clients on the property purchase price and relevant stamp duties. Otherwise, they may be subject to disciplinary action by the Estate Agents Authority.