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Welsh fee ban passes into law

17 May 2019

On 15 May the Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill received Royal Assent. It is now an Act and will come into force on 1 September 2019. Read More...

One third of UK companies have no whistleblowing system

17 May 2019

Thirty five percent of UK companies have no system in place for employees to raise concerns about behaviour of colleagues, but it has a more firmly entrenched culture that other European countries. Read More...

Post-Brexit Right to Rent guidance issued

16 May 2019

New guidance on Right to Rent checks for EU citizens after Britain leaves the European Union has been published by the UK government. Read More...

Latest Scottish Letting Agent Registration figures released

Thursday 02 May 2019

The Scottish Government has confirmed 562 agents have had their applications approved and have now been issued with a Letting Agent Registration Number (LARN). This is on a total of 914 applications received to date.

In addition, the Scottish Government has investigated, or are in the process of investigating 114 businesses suspected of carrying out letting agency work without registration and have issued 86 compliance letters and 1 power to obtain notice.

Further action

The Scottish Government are encouraging sector engagement and further information on those that are suspected to be operating as an agent but haven’t applied for registration. Share your information with Daryl McIntosh or direct to the Government Dept. 

How Propertymark is helping 

Members can download our fact sheets on: The Letting Agent Code of Practice (Scotland) Regulations 2016 – Communications and The Letting Agent Registration (Scotland) Regulations 2016 which break down the legislation and explain exactly what agents and property managers must do. Log in and download the fact sheets.

Letting Agent Registration and Training Requirements

If you are a letting agent working or managing property in Scotland, you need meet the minimum training standards and join the Scottish Letting Agent Register in order to legally trade. Find out more.

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