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5 things you need to know ahead of the Regulation of Property Agents (RoPA)

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Chief Executive of NAEA Propertymark, Mark Hayward, joined us to share his checklist to help get you on the right path to complying with the regulations ahead of them coming into force.

The 5 things you need to know about RoPA

  1. Scope – who’s included within it 
  2. Timing when it’s coming in
  3. Licensing – what licenses are required and the implications with not having a licence
  4. Qualifications – what qualifications are required
  5. The Regulator – who’s going to police it

Mark Hayward is the Chief Executive of NAEA Propertymark and, having run a UK wide operation for one of the main high street banks, has extensive experience in sales, lettings, auctions and property management. Mark has worked closely with HM Government, in particular with Treasury, BEIS, the Home Office, Cabinet Office, Ministry of Justice, and with MHCLG helping shape legislation. In addition, aiding HMRC and NCA in identifying areas of risk around AML with emphasis on UWO and, in future, providing a Register of Overseas Beneficial Ownership.

Government’s intention to regulate the industry resulted in the formation of ROPA (Regulation of Property Agents) group on which Mark sat.

He is on the Board of The Property Ombudsman, TDS (Tenancy Deposit Scheme), and the government’s Economic Crime Strategic Board.