Information for letting agencies
The Government introduced the Redress Schemes for Letting Agency Work and Property Management Work (Requirement to belong to a scheme) (England) Order 2014.
This legislation requires all such agents to join an approved Government Scheme.
As part of the legislation the Government has instructed Local Authorities to enforce this Order by issuing penalties to those companies who fail to comply with the legislation.
The Government considers a £5,000 fine or penalty for non compliance a reasonable sum to be levied against those who fail to comply.
In order to ensure that the Local Authority complies with the legislation we have reviewed all agents operating with the borough of Bury and will be issuing Notice of Intent letters in the near future.