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Property Management Companies: Regulation

Question for Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

UIN 212, tabled on 10 May 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, when the recommendations of the Regulation of Property Agents Working Group published in July 2019 will be implemented.

Answered on

18 May 2022

The Government remains committed to creating a fair and just housing system that works for everyone.

This commitment includes raising professionalism and standards amongst property agents (letting, estate and managing agents), protecting consumers, and defending the reputation of good agents from the actions of rogue operatives. We welcome the ongoing work being undertaken by the industry itself to raise professionalism and standards across the sector, including on potential codes of practice for property agents, and continue to engage with industry on this.

The Government is considering the recommendations in the final report on the regulation of property agents from Lord Best’s working group.