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Carr-Smith joins C-NLIS board

The Council for the National Land Information Service has appointed a former member of the British and Irish Ombudsman for Estate Agents to its executive board.

Stephen Carr-Smith will help the C-NLIS develop standards for the property search industry, ensuring that home buyers are protected and receive up-to-date and authoritative information.

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