As part of the Letting Agent Code of Practice (Scotland) Regulations 2016, several developments are being put into place in order to implement safeguards and raise standards.
There are 2 steps to integrating the new regulation – the first is new statutory Code of Practice for letting agents which came into force on 31 January. In short, it’s about setting out acceptable service standards that letting agents must meet and gives tenants and landlords the ability to challenge poor practice by their agents.
Following on from that will be the implementation of the Register of Letting Agents – where agents must have submitted their application by 1 October 2018.
We at Duncan McKenzie Property welcome the new regulations as a positive development for the letting industry. It paves the way for the very good letting agents to shine in their profession. Many agents, including our own Anne Duncan, have undertaken the relevant Letwell Training Certificate Level 3 as part of the requirement for meeting the Regulation of Letting Agents.
As your letting agent, we’re committed to delivering a top quality, professional service, and work hard to maintain not only the standards expected by government, but the high standards we expect of ourselves.