Essential Law for Residential Estate Agents

Legislation affecting residential estate agents changes and increases year on year and the implications for not complying can be severe. Keeping abreast of the changes is essential. This session will highlight the recent changes in the law as well as providing delegates with an insight into all the relevant legislation and obligations. Practical compliance, best practice and problem solving will be a focus throughout. Delegates' understanding of the most important pieces of legislation affecting the profession will be increased to reduce risks and help present a more professional image to the public; which in turn will lead to increased instructions.

Who is this course for?

All residential estate agents.


  • In-depth look at The Estate Agents Act 1979
  • Acting in the best interests of the client
  • Civil actions against agents and how to guard against them
  • Consumers, Estate Agents and Redress Act
  • Money Laundering Regulation - OFT requirements
  • Energy Performance Certificates
  • Cancellation of Contracts Regulations
  • Provision of Services Regulations
  • E-commerce Regulations
  • Town & Country Planning Act (Sale Boards)
  • Data Protection Act
  • Equality Act
  • Business Names Act/Companies Act
  • Insight into Trading Standards Officers enforcement of legislation

Course Prices

Member Rate: £80 +VAT
Non-Members: £120 +VAT

To book this course, please download and complete the short courses booking form and return with full and correct payment to

Short courses booking form 

Dates and Locations

Date Time Location Course code Availability
Tuesday 15 April 2014 9.30am - 1.00pm Warwick  ELR402 Completed
Tuesday 23  September 2014 9.30am - 1.00pm Chester ELR403 Available
Thursday 4 December 2014 9.30am - 1.00pm London  ELR404 FULLY BOOKED

If the date you would like is fully booked and you would like to be placed onto the waiting list, please email with your name, contact details and how many places you would like; if a place becomes available we will then contact you. Alternatively if we have sufficient interest we will try and arrange an additional date for the course to run. 

This course is also available in-house. For more information on this please contact the Courses department on 0845 250 6007 or email

To register your interest in alternative dates and locations for this course please email