Simplifying Property Sourcing Compliance:

Introduction to the challenges

Navigating the complexities of property sourcing compliance can be a daunting task for many agents. With stringent regulations and the high costs associated with maintaining compliance, it’s no wonder that many sourcing agents feel overwhelmed. Recently, there has been much discussion about the challenges faced by agents, highlighting the significant time and financial investment required to ensure full compliance.

At Sourcing Investments, we understand these concerns and have developed a comprehensive solution that simplifies the entire compliance process. 

Our Compliance Vault is designed to save agents both time and money while ensuring they meet all necessary regulatory requirements. In this blog, we’ll address common compliance challenges and explain how the Sourcing Investments Compliance Vault offers a more efficient and cost-effective alternative.

Addressing Compliance Challenges

High Costs and Time Investment

One of the primary concerns for sourcing agents is the significant financial and time investment required to maintain compliance. Traditional compliance methods can cost over £2000 per year and consume more than 200 hours of valuable time. This is a substantial burden for any agent, often leading to frustration and inefficiency.

At Sourcing Investments, our Compliance Vault offers a cost-effective solution that alleviates these burdens. For a fraction of the typical cost, agents can access a comprehensive compliance package that includes everything needed to stay compliant, from PRS and ICO registration to all necessary documentation, AML and comprehensive insurance coverage.

This not only saves money but also drastically reduces the time spent on administrative tasks, allowing agents to focus on what they do best – sourcing properties.

Comprehensive Compliance Management

Ensuring compliance involves navigating a maze of regulations and requirements, which can be overwhelming without the right support. Some companies promise full compliance but fail to deliver all the necessary components, leaving agents exposed to potential risks and penalties.

The Sourcing Investments Compliance Vault stands out by providing a truly comprehensive solution. Agents are brought under the Compliance Vault, acting as agents of the Vault whilst maintaining their own registrations. This means that all compliance needs are met in one place, with no hidden gaps. 

The package includes PRS and ICO registration, all essential documents, and comprehensive insurance to cover most sourcing activities:

i) Planning & Development Agency (no investment advice or guarantees)

ii) Project Co-ordination (no project management)

iii) Feasibility Studies (no project management)

iv) Estate Agency

v) Lettings Agency

vi) Site Sourcing for Properties / Land

vii) Sourcing Rent to Rent Properties

viii) JVCs (Joint Venture Agreements)

Additionally, for agents with unique sourcing strategies, our individual policies can be extended to cover activities such as project management ensuring complete protection. This is unique in the marketplace.

Streamlined Process

Managing compliance manually can be a cumbersome and error-prone process. Traditional methods often involve juggling multiple systems, keeping track of various documents, and staying updated with changing regulations. This fragmented approach not only increases the risk of non-compliance but also consumes valuable time and resources.

The Sourcing Investments Compliance Vault simplifies the entire process by offering a centralised platform for all compliance-related activities. Our system is designed to be user-friendly, ensuring that agents can easily manage their compliance obligations without the hassle. By automating many of the administrative tasks and providing clear guidance, the Compliance Vault makes it easier than ever for agents to stay compliant.

Comparing Other Solutions

While there are other companies offering compliance packages, many do not deliver on their promises. Agents often find themselves paying for services that are incomplete or inadequate, leading to additional costs and wasted time. These companies might offer training and documents, but they don’t solve the core problem of ensuring full compliance efficiently.

In contrast, the Sourcing Investments Compliance Vault is a complete solution that covers all aspects of compliance in a straightforward and cost-effective manner. We pride ourselves on delivering what we promise, providing agents with everything they need to remain compliant without the added stress and expense. An example of this is PRS Resolution.  There are companies that charge for this but rest assured under the compliance vault an agent is only liable if the PRS favours the investor in a claim.

Benefits of Choosing Sourcing Investments

Choosing the Sourcing Investments Compliance Vault offers numerous benefits, including significant cost savings, a streamlined process, and comprehensive coverage. Our solution is designed to make compliance easy, allowing agents to focus on growing their business with confidence.

Why our Compliance Vault stands out from the competition

When it comes to property sourcing compliance, Sourcing Investments offers unparalleled advantages. Here’s why our Compliance Vault stands out from the competition:

Cost Savings

Traditional compliance methods can be prohibitively expensive, but our Compliance Vault provides a comprehensive solution at a fraction of the cost. With everything included—PRS and ICO registration, all necessary documents, and comprehensive insurance—agents save significantly on annual compliance expenses. We even have a monthly option to help agents spread the cost. 

Time Efficiency

Managing compliance can consume over 200 hours per year. By outsourcing this task to our Compliance Vault Team, processes are streamlined freeing up valuable time for agents to focus on sourcing properties and growing their business. By automating many administrative tasks and providing a centralised platform for all compliance activities, we make it easier for agents to stay on top of their obligations without the hassle.

Comprehensive Coverage

The Compliance Vault covers all aspects of compliance, ensuring agents are fully protected and meeting all regulatory requirements. This includes standard compliance needs and the flexibility to extend coverage for additional sourcing strategies, such as project management.

You’ll use our entire document suite which includes Terms & Conditions, Investors contracts, AML risk assessments and more and you never have to worry about changing regulations as we keep everything upto date for you.

Unlike other companies that may offer partial solutions, we provide complete peace of mind.

User-Friendly Platform

Our Compliance Vault is designed with ease of use in mind. The platform is intuitive, making it simple for agents to manage their compliance needs. Clear guidance and automated processes reduce the risk of errors, encourages best practices to be adopted and ensure agents can stay compliant with minimal effort. This is especially relevant to those agents that are new to sourcing and the industry. 

Part of our mission is to improve the standards and professionalism of the sourcing industry. 

Testimonials and Case Studies

Don’t just take our word for it—hear from agents who have successfully navigated their compliance journey with the Sourcing Investments Compliance Vault. Here are some of their stories:

John D. Property Sourcing Agent: “The Compliance Vault has been a game-changer for my business. Not only have I saved a significant amount on compliance costs, but the streamlined process has freed up my time to focus on sourcing the best properties for my clients.”

Sarah L. Sourcing Specialist: “I was overwhelmed by the compliance requirements before I discovered the Compliance Vault. Now, everything I need is in one place, and I feel confident that I am fully protected and compliant.”

Who the Compliance Vault Isn’t Right For

While the Sourcing Investments Compliance Vault offers extensive benefits for most sourcing agent, it may not be the ideal solution for every scenario. Specifically, it’s not suited for:

Developers of complex deals. Complex multilevel projects with multiple properties and investors would not be covered and require specialised insurance.

Letting Agents looking to use our in-house client account to manage rents. Our client account is designed to hold sourcing fees and staged renovation funds. It’s not suitable to hold tenant rents or deposits.

Agents looking to raise finance from investors. The compliance vault does not cover fundraising activities from multiple investors.

Large Companies, franchises or Estate Agencies with Multiple Agent locations: If you have a significant number of agents operating under your company banner, across multiple locations, dealing with complex sourcing strategies subject to more stringent regulations, and requiring bespoke insurance risk products, the Compliance Vault might not meet your needs.

Businesses Seeking Independent HMRC Registration: If your company prefers to have its own HMRC registration under its business name, rather than operating under the Compliance Vault’s umbrella, this solution may not be suitable.

If you’re not sure if the Compliance Vault is right for your business, reach out to our expert In-house Sourcing & Compliance Team, here

Conclusion

Navigating the complex world of property sourcing compliance doesn’t have to be a burden. With the Sourcing Investments Compliance Vault, agents can enjoy significant cost savings, time efficiency, and comprehensive coverage—all through a user-friendly platform. Our solution addresses the common challenges faced by agents and provides a reliable, complete compliance package.
If you’re ready to simplify your compliance process and focus on growing your business, consider the Sourcing Investments Compliance Vault. Click [here] to learn more and get started today.

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Chris Dowty

CEO, Sourcing Investments

Chris Dowty, Founder and CEO - Sourcing Investments Ltd

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