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Letting Agents: Regulation

Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

UIN HL1572, tabled on 29 June 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce new legislation on the regulation of property agents.

Answered on

13 July 2021

The Government is committed to promoting fairness and transparency for homeowners and ensuring that consumers are protected from abuse and poor service. This commitment includes raising professionalism and standards amongst property agents, protecting consumers while defending the reputation of good agents from the actions of rogue operatives. We therefore welcome the ongoing work being undertaken by the industry itself to raise professionalism and standards across the sector.

Government welcomes the work of Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town as the Chair of the independent steering group on codes of practice for property agents, and we will continue to work with industry on improving best practice.