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As house prices soar once again and the government's 'Help to Buy' scheme kicks in early, a West Country Estate Agent has said his industry needs to bring in stricter self control.
Darren Lawson's comments come in the same week a TV documentary highlighted some of the slightly underhand tactics used by some estate agents to secure sales and commissions. Jeff Welch reports.
Darren Lawson, the managing director of a Westcountry estate agent said the industry needs to bring in stricter self control.
"What I would ask for is full regulation of estate agencies," he said, "that shouldn't be too much of a challenge that deliver good practice aren't currently licensed.
"Those that are already licensed, well they already are where they need to be and it should sort out the charlatans from those that observe their moral obligations to look after the best interests of sellers and buyers alike."
The managing director of a Westcountry estate agent has said the industry needs to bring in stricter self control.
Darren Lawson's comments come in the same week a TV programme highlighted some of the tactics used by Estate Agents to secure sales and commissions.
Estate agents have been accused of exploiting customers for commercial gain.