Mr Mark Crampton-Smith MARLA

A Disciplinary Tribunal of Propertymark Limited was convened on 17 November 2020 using the Zoom virtual conferencing platform to consider two cases against Mr Mark Crampton-Smith MARLA.

The panel members were Mr Richard Hair PPNAEA (Honoured) (member panellist acting as the Chairperson for the Tribunal), Mr Richard Copus CPEA FNAEA (Honoured) FNAVA (member panellist) and Mr Clive Wood (lay panellist). The presenting Case Officer for Propertymark was Miss Laura Hanley-Gorton. The member was in attendance at the hearing.

Allegations

The Tribunal considered the allegations set out in the case summary sent to Mr CramptonSmith on 27 October 2020. It was alleged that Mr Crampton-Smith had acted in contravention of the requirements of the following Propertymark Conduct and Membership Rules.

  • Conduct rule 1.15: Timing of Banking

Decision

Mr Crampton-Smith admitted the allegation.

  • Conduct rule 1.15: Admitted

Mr Crampton-Smith submitted a plea in mitigation.

Sanctions

  • Conduct rule 1.15: £200

In addition, costs were imposed of £163 against Mr Crampton-Smith in favour of Propertymark.

Closing statement

The Tribunal made the following statement:

'The member has accepted his guilt in this case.

The panel saw clear separation between this case and the member’s dissatisfaction with Propertymark’s insurance costs. We feel the member would have been well-advised to have maintained that same separation'

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The panel members were Mr Richard Hair PPNAEA (Honoured) (member panellist acting as the Chairperson for the Tribunal), Mr Richard Copus CPEA FNAEA (Honoured) FNAVA (member panellist) and Mr Clive Wood (lay panellist). The presenting Case Officer for Propertymark was Miss Laura Hanley-Gorton. The member was in attendance at the hearing.

Allegations

The Tribunal considered the allegations set out in the case summary sent to Mr CramptonSmith on 27 October 2020. It was alleged that Mr Crampton-Smith had acted in contravention of the requirements of the following Propertymark Conduct and Membership Rules.

  • Conduct rule 13: General duty to uphold high standards of ethical and professional behaviour

Decsions

The Tribunal considered the evidence provided by the Case Officer and the submissions from Mr Crampton-Smith before reaching their findings.

  • Rule 13.1.2: Admitted
  • Rule 13.1.3: Not proven

Sanctions

  • Rule 13.1.2: £425

In addition, costs were imposed of £163 against Mr Crampton-Smith in favour of Propertymark.

Closing Statement

The Tribunal made the following statement:

'We feel that this case can be a lesson to us all and we do not expect to see this member again'

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