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New Letting Agent Code of Practise

The Housing (Scotland) Act 2014 introduces a framework for the regulation of letting agents in Scotland. This includes:
  • a mandatory register of letting agents with an associated ‘fit and proper’ person test;
  • a training requirement that must be met to be admitted to the register;
  • a statutory code of practice all letting agents must follow;
  • a way for tenants and landlords to resolve complaints against letting agents for breaches of the statutory Code of Practice through a new specialist First-tier Tribunal; and
  • powers for Scottish Ministers to obtain information and to inspect to monitor compliance and enforce regulatory requirements.

The new Code of Conduct is currently (October 2016) going through a consultation phase. Please click here if you would like to take part in the consultation.

A first draft of the Code can be found here.

 

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