Registration deadline looms for Scottish letting agents

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Deadline for letting agent registration in Scotland looms

Under new rules introduced in Scotland to crack down on rogue letting agents and improving transparency in the private rented sector, all agents must have registered with the Scottish Government’s new Scottish Letting Agent Register by 1st October 2018. With this in mind landlords in Scotland are being urged to check that their letting agent has complied with the requirement.

In addition to the need for registration, agents will also be required to be compliant with the lettings agent code of practice and have all deposits lodged with a secure tenancy deposit scheme.

Furthermore agents must be in possession of professional qualifications and have previous lettings experience.


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