Letting agent registration update
CLA director Mike Campbell recently attended a stakeholder meeting with the Scottish Government to get an update on how registration is progressing. So far 863 agents are registered and seven applications have been refused. A list of the refusals can be found on the public register here.
There are still 80 applications outstanding, with most of these requiring to be determined by the end of March 2020.
With regards to monitoring and enforcement work, so far 135 businesses have been investigated, resulting in 124 compliance letters and one “power to obtain information” notice. Four agents have been visited and audited and all were found to be compliant. Details of the Scottish Government’s approach to monitoring compliance and enforcement can be read here.