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Government publishes call for evidence for the regulation of letting and managing agents

October 2017

The government is seeking views on the regulation of letting and managing agents and the approaches government could take to implement any such regulation. Protecting consumers in the letting and managing agent market call for evidence. The intention is to help create a property management system that works for everyone.

The government will consider changing the law so that all letting and management agents, across both the private rented and leasehold sectors, must be qualified and regulated in order to practice.

The publication today follows the government’s consultation, ‘Tackling unfair practices in the leasehold market’ . You can see LEASE’s response to this consultation.

As part of this new call for evidence, government is seeking views on:

Measures to be considered as part of the call for evidence include:

The call for evidence will last for 6 weeks from 18 October 2017 until 29 November 2017.  You are encouraged to respond by completing an online survey.

Alternatively you can email your response to the questions in the call for evidence to:

LEASE is governed by a board, appointed as individuals by the Secretary of State for the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities.