RICS code of conduct unveiled for estate agents

Roxburgh, Helen
December 2008
EG: Estates Gazette;12/6/2008, Issue 848, p20
Trade Publication
The article reports on the creation of a new code of standards for all residential agents in Great Britain by a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)-led board. The draft code calls for agents to make it clear whom they are acting for, ensure that client money is held separately from other monies and mitigate conflicts of interest. It also prohibits agents from discriminating against any potential party to a transaction, and seeking business by improper means nor attempting to induce the breaking of another agent's valid agency contract.


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