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LEASE a member of the Regulation of Property Agents: Working Group

October 2018

Housing Minister, Heather Wheeler MP has announced the formation of the Regulation of Property Agents Working Group, chaired by Lord Best.

LEASE is one of ten members of the Working Group. The group is set up to consider options to raise standards across the entire property agent sector so home buyers, sellers, tenants, landlords and leaseholders receive the best service possible. This will include the case for regulation and the introduction of mandatory qualifications for all property agents so tenants, homebuyers and sellers can be confident they are getting a professional service and are being charged fairly.

The Working Group’s Terms of Reference can be seen here and it will advise the government on a new regulatory approach to letting, managing and estate agents, in line with the government’s responses to its calls for evidence on:

In particular, the Working Group will be responsible for advising on:

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