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HBF Briefing -Amendment to the Estate Agents Act 1979 and the repeal of the Property Misdescriptions Act 1991

Date: 02/10/13

Amendment to the Estate Agents Act 1979 and the repeal of the Property Misdescriptions Act 1991

In line with previous Government decisions, the amendment to the Estate Agents Act 1979 and the repeal of the Property Misdescriptions Act 1991 (PMA) came into force yesterday.

Please click here to view the OFT guidance note on the Estate Agents Act amendment. The link below relates to the PMA repeal, providing the OFT's guidance published last year, on complying with the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 (CPRs) which is specifically aimed at property sales businesses.

www.oft.gov.uk/OFTwork/estate-agents/guidance-overview/.

John Slaughter
Director of External Affairs