A Scottish auctions house has agreed to be clearer about land usage rights within its property listings both on Zoopla and its own website.Future Property Auctions, which has offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen and holds four auctions a month (pictured), was reported to the Advertising Standards Authority by a complainant.They challenged whether several property listings for land published by the company could be misleading because they didn’t make clear that there were restriction on the use of the sites.These included preventing properties being built on the land, which was reserved to be used as a play area.Listings“We contacted the advertiser, who provided an assurance to update this information into current and all future listings,” says an ASA spokesperson.“On that basis we considered the matter resolved and closed the case informally.”The company’s advert is likely to have broken the ASA’s Code 3.3, which says that marketing communications must not mislead the consumer by omitting material information that the consumer needs to make informed decisions in relation to a product.It is now six years since the ASA’s sister body the Committee of Advertising Practice told property auctioneers that it would be monitoring audtion catalogues to ensure companies were compliant with advertising codes, particularly in relation to transparency over guide prices.Read more about the ASA and auctions.future property auctions advertising standards authority ASA Scotland Zoopla October 28, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Auctions news » Auction house warned over potentially misleading ads on Zoopla previous nextAuctions newsAuction house warned over potentially misleading ads on ZooplaScots firm Future Property Auctions promises to update future ads for land coming up for auction at its weekly events.Nigel Lewis28th October 202001,126 Views
MUSCAT, Oman, (CMC) – Bermuda batsman Deunte Darrell’s involvement at the Cricket World Cup Challenge League B in Oman was abruptly ended after he was suspended for two matches by the world governing body for swearing.Darrell, 27, who was already sailing close to the wind after receiving a one-match ban last month at the ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier in Dubai, fell foul of the totting-up process when he admitted using an audible obscenity on Sunday after giving his wicket away in the abandoned match against Kenya.He will now miss the matches against Jersey today and Italy the following day.The International Cricket Council(ICC) statement read: “During Bermuda’s ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Challenge League B match against Kenya on 8 December, [Deunte] Darrell was found to have violated Article 2.3 of the code, which relates to ‘use of an audible obscenity during an international match’, following his dismissal in the 36th over.“Darrell admitted the offence and accepted the sanction of a warning and one demerit point proposed by ICC Match Referee Manu Nayar.“Darrell’s accumulated demerit points reached four following this latest breach of the ICC Code of Conduct.“Darrell already had three demerit points against his name for an incident in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019. When a player receives four or more demerit points, they shall be converted into suspension points for sanctioning purposes, as outlined in Article 7.9 of the Code of Conduct.”On-field umpires Vinod Babu and Tabarak Dar, and third umpire Anantha Rajamani levelled the charges after Darrell reacted badly to a run-out that was of his own making when he called Justin Pitcher for a single that was never on.His dismissal for nine extended a long barren run over two competitions in which a high score of 18 against Singapore in Dubai is his only total in double figures.He was banned for one match in Dubai for throwing away his gloves in the direction of both the Bermuda and Namibia camps after his dismissal, and tossing his bat against an advertising hoarding.Sunday’s abandonment because of rain earned Bermuda their first point after defeats against Hong Kong and Uganda.Bermuda went into the tournament, the first stage towards qualification for the 50 overs World Cup in India 2023, after suffering six T20 defeats in Dubai.