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    • D_M_E
    • By D_M_E 8th Apr 18, 11:31 AM
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    Estate agents
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    • 8th Apr 18, 11:31 AM
    Estate agents 8th Apr 18 at 11:31 AM
    Here's an article of interest from the BBC

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-43688737

    particularly this bit

    Require estate agents and freeholders to provide up-to-date lease information for a set fee and to an agreed timetable, which will end the current situation where leaseholders are "at the mercy" of freeholders and their agents


    Substitute "at the mercy" for "held to ransom"
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    • steampowered
    • By steampowered 9th Apr 18, 11:25 PM
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    I think this is a great idea. Well done to the government on this one.

    The current situation for regulating estate agents - i.e. the agent gets to choose from 4 voluntary ombudsman who are all toothless - is a bit of a waste of time.

    I think a powerful regulator, which has the power to award compensation and strike off bad estate agents, would do wonders for the industry.
    • PokerPlayer111
    • By PokerPlayer111 9th Apr 18, 11:31 PM
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    I've never taken one. Over to you.
    Originally posted by googler
    Have i done something to you in a former life or something? no idea who you are and why you are so triggered.
    • googler
    • By googler 10th Apr 18, 1:13 AM
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    Have i done something to you in a former life or something? no idea who you are and why you are so triggered.
    Originally posted by PokerPlayer111
    So says the one who claims it's "ugly out there". What's that supposed to even mean?
    • PokerPlayer111
    • By PokerPlayer111 10th Apr 18, 8:28 AM
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    So says the one who claims it's "ugly out there". What's that supposed to even mean?
    Originally posted by googler
    I meant as regards the trade experience between sellers and buyers.
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