Residential estate agency services: suspected anti-competitive arrangement(s)

The CMA is investigating a suspected anti-competitive arrangement/arrangements in the residential estate agency sector that may infringe Chapter I of CA98.

Case reference: 50235

Case timetable

Date Action
November 2016 Investigation continuing (further update by the end of February 2017)
June 2016 Decision taken to proceed with the investigation (further update by the end of November 2016)
December to June 2016 Initial investigation, including analysis and review of material
10 December 2015 Investigation opened

Case information

This investigation has been launched on the basis of information received after compliance work undertaken following a previous CMA investigation into the advertising of fees in the estate and letting agency sector.

The investigation concerns a suspected infringement or infringements of Chapter I of the Competition Act 1998 (CA98).

Changes to the timing of original entries in the case timetable will be made where the estimated timing in the original timetable changes.

The investigation is ongoing and the CMA has not yet reached a view as to whether to issue a statement of objections to any of the parties under investigation. A further update will be provided by the end of February 2017.


Team leader

Rebecca Threlfall (020 3738 6289,

Joint project directors

Juliette Enser (020 3738 6857,

Tamara Todorovic (020 3738 6598,

Senior responsible officer

Stephen Blake (020 3738 6469,

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