Estate agents specify more bedrooms than allowed

Estate agents specify more bedrooms than allowed

Done at the end of January Norwegian Consumer Commission A survey measure validated a random selection of housing advertisements from ten of Norway's largest property companies. The objective is to examine whether the rules for marketing the number of bedrooms have been followed.

In the supervisory process, violations of the law were found in nine out of ten actors.

– We expected to find crimes, but we didn't think we would find so many, says Trond Roningen, director of the Norwegian Consumer Protection Authority.

Most companies responded within the deadline and were positive about the guidelines they received, says the Norwegian Consumer Protection Authority, which asks companies to contact them if they think the rules on marketing the number of bedrooms are unclear.

The companies verified are Proaktiv, Eiendomsmegler Vest, DNB Eiendom, Nordvik bolig, Aktiv Eiendomsmegling, Eiendomsmegler 1 Norge, Privatmegleren, Eie Franchise, Krogsveen Eiendom and &Partners. The latter is the only one where no error is indicated.

When stating the number of bedrooms in the marketing, only the rooms permitted to be used as bedrooms should be included, otherwise this may be a violation of marketing law. Estate agents should obtain floor plans from the municipality to find out which rooms are recognized as bedrooms.


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