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The Property Ombudsman (TPO) has created a Deputy Ombudsman role and reorganised the way it reviews complaints to ensure agents and consumers receive an improved service and faster outcomes through new dedicated teams and technology.
This festive edition includes an important announcement about TPO's new Agent Portal that will transform the way we review the complaints and communicate with member agents. May we take this opportunity to wish you and your families a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year from everyone at The Property Ombudsman scheme.
Property Ombudsman praises the TPO member agents for scooping 71 awards at the coveted Estate Agent of the Year Awards 2016.
The Property Ombudsman (TPO) scheme has issued new guidance concerning obtaining express consent from a tenant before accessing a property.
The Property Ombudsman (TPO) scheme has today released its latest annual report revealing an increase in the number of consumers contacting the scheme for help.
In the Ombudsman’s first annual report following her appointment last year, Katrine Sporle provides an overview of 2015, which includes statistical highlights on the top issues reported by consumers, the percentage of cases supported and membership growth figures, along with several varied consumer case studies.
Four separate estate and letting agents have been expelled from membership of The Property Ombudsman (TPO) and from registration for lettings redress for two or more years, after failing to pay awards made by the Ombudsman or to comply with parts of the TPO Code of Practice for Residential Letting Agents
The Property Ombudsman (TPO) scheme is delighted to announce that tickets are now on sale for its 2016 Conference “Raising Standards”, taking place on Wednesday 12th October at The National Conference Centre (previously the National Motorcycle Museum), Coventry Road, Solihull, West Midlands B92 0EJ. The National Motorcycle Museum is located directly on the J6 island of the M42, directly opposite the NEC.
Congratulations to TPO members who celebrated success at the Lettings Agency of the Year Awards
Consumers are being warned by the UK’s largest property redress scheme about the actions of two lettings agents based in Southampton. Both agencies, trading as ‘The Flat Agency & Michael Browns Ltd’ and ‘Property Vibe Ltd’, were expelled from lettings redress membership of The Property Ombudsman (TPO) scheme for a minimum period of three years.
TPO shares an 'Open letter' from the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) which issued a press announcement today…
A new Service Level Agreement (SLA) between the UK's largest government-approved property redress scheme, The Property Ombudsman (TPO), and The British Association of Removers (BAR) has been announced. The new agreement entitles all 420 BAR-registered firms to automatically gain TPO membership, which will enable TPO to help more home movers resolve their complaints through the scheme’s independent and impartial dispute resolution service.