In May 2022, National Trading Standards introduced Part A of their new guidelines for estate agents when advertising a property. Parts B and C were introduced in November 2023. 
As a reminder, Part A required estate agents to make clear the council tax band, price, and tenure of any property being advertised. 
Part B and C take this further, and below you will find a summary of what to expect and what you should look for when browsing online. 
Part B states that adverts must include the following: 
Type of property including floor if a flat and if it is above a commercial premise 
Important construction information such as thatched roof and pre fab 
Room measurements must be available 
Details of utilities including solar panels and electric vehicle charge points 
Water supply and sewerage 
Type of heating 
Broadband available 
Any known mobile signal issues 
Parking or state none if none available or permit costs if street parking 
Part B covers the following 
Any known building safety issues such as missing smoke/fire alarms 
If the property has cladding 
Details of conservation areas, listed building status and tree preservation orders 
Any restrictions of use 
Details of any rights of way or easements 
Any known flood risk 
Details of any planning that effect the property 
Property accessibility if step free access and the ability to live on one floor 
Parts B and C are expected to be visible on all listings from 1st January 2024 and we are working through our older listings to ensure this information is clearly displayed. 
We believe this is a good step forward towards helping buyers make better, more informed choices of the properties they wish to buy and to support this we will be helping all sellers who instruct us to market their homes for sale, complete the law society standard protocol forms which we will be able to use to share information with potential buyers. 
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call us on 01452 260993, message us or drop us an email to 
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