Real estate agents have a duty to learn how to detect money laundering

The French “ALUR” Act of 24 March 2014 – which came into force on 01 April 2016 – establishes a continuing professional education obligation for all real estate agents. In their article “L’agent immobilier doit se former à la lutte contre le blanchiment” (Expression Acheter-Louer.Fr, n° 50 mai/juin 2016), Christophe Héry and Jérôme Rousselle suggest that this obligation is actually an opportunity for real estate agents to acquire the means to detect money laundering operations.


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