Estate Agents Should Not Need A-Levels To Sell Properties – Russell Quirk

The shadow housing minister Matthew Pennycook has been panned for tabling an “astonishingly intellectually vacant” amendment to the government’s Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill.

The idea, which derives from a 2019 report by a committee chaired by the crossbench peer and social housing campaigner Lord Richard Best, is simply unworkable, not to mention ludicrous, according to regular EYE contributor, Russell Quirk.

He simply cannot see how the quality of estate agents can possibly be improved by weak proposals being put forward by “self-serving” MPs, many of which have, in Quirk’s opinion, covered themselves in “shame”, with “scandal, after scandal, after scandal”.

“This is pointless nonsense and utterly hypocritical from MPs that have hardly served us well of late despite, yes, 86% of them having a Uni degree,” said Quirk.

In a video recording posted on Twitter, now rebranded as X, yesterday morning, Quirk explains why the proposal put forward by the Labour MP is “pointless nonsense and utterly hypercritical”.

A rundown of this morning’s property news from Property Industry Eye Estate Agent Today and The Negotiator with a special report on the madness that is Labour’s announcement today that all UK estate agents will be ‘forced’ to attain an A level qualification in order to carry on…

— Russell Quirk (@russellquirk) January 29, 2024

Estate agents would be forced to finish higher education under Labour plans

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