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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-21170: Graham Simpson (Central Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 23 January 2019

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-19556 by Kevin Stewart on 2 November 2018, whether it has taken any enforcement action against letting agents that have been operating without being on the Letting Agent Register, and, if so, what.

Answered by: Kevin Stewart 30 January 2019

The Scottish Government has taken enforcement action against letting agents that may be operating without registration in line with our published Monitoring Compliance and Enforcement Framework for the regulation of letting agents.

Details of this framework can be found at:
 https://beta.gov.scot/publications/regulation-letting-agents-monitoring-compliance-enforcement-framework/

The Scottish Government has issued 54 1st compliance letters, one 2nd compliance letter, and one notification to advise that we are considering refusal of an application.