Today we launch a FREE compliance helpline as a new service for EYE subscribers.
Available to both sales and lettings businesses, it is being provided by David Beaumont, who has been assisting agents with compliance and training for many years through his consultancy business Compliance Matters.
Prior to that he worked in Trading Standards.
A gamekeeper turned poacher, his unique knowledge from both sides of the fence goes back over 20 years.
His clients range from some of the largest to the smallest agencies. He also advises Trading Standards Officers on compliance and acts as an expert witness when required. Until last year David provided compliance and problem-solving advice to NFoPP members. He has also written a large number of articles on compliance for various publications.
He says: “When I started out compliance wasn’t seen as a priority by most agents, but things have changed over the years as obligations and penalties have increased.
“Now compliance needs to be much higher on any agent’s priority list.”
EYE is proud to add the helpline to our services as we near our third birthday.
David and his team are happy to give free telephone advice to EYE subscribers on a wide range of matters, including Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations, money laundering, data protection, misleading advertisements, and redress rules.
If you are not already a subscriber – it is one more reason to become one!
The small print!
The advice service is provided free of charge to Property Industry Eye subscribers. Advice is provided via telephone call only and is provided in good faith, taking into account the information provided by the subscriber. The advice provided cannot be seen as definitive as only the courts can ultimately decide compliance matters, and as such no liability is accepted by the adviser or Property Industry Eye.
The big print!
The number to call is 0161 727 0798