Statement from the National Association of Estate Agents

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Commenting on yesterday’s announcement from David Cameron, regarding money laundering within the UK property market, Mark Hayward, managing director, National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) says: “We do not tolerate the behaviour of any estate agents who are involved in money laundering within the UK property market, and agree with the Prime Minister that our property market should never be a place that facilitates corruption of any kind. All agents should report any activities of such nature to HMRC or the National Crime Agency, and failure to notify them, or to allow money laundering activities to knowingly take place, is a criminal act.

“Our members agree to abide by the professional standards that the NAEA has put in place, and we operate a range of sanctions to combat any breach of these strict standards. As a result of the recent From Russia with Cash documentary we are working closely with HMRC and the NCA in order to educate all of our members on the subject of money laundering, in order to fight against any such abuses in the UK property market.”

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Matthew Gray
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Email: mgray@gilsongray.co.uk

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