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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-00794: Michael Russell (Argyll and Bute)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 15 June 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what procedure will apply for a member of the public to object to the inclusion of a body or company on the proposed register of letting agents.

Answered by: Kevin Stewart 28 June 2016

Part 4 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2014 does not set out a procedure for public objections to the inclusion of a body or company in the register of letting agents. However, it does require Scottish Ministers to have regard to all the circumstances of the case when deciding if an applicant is a fit and proper person to be admitted to the register. We are therefore working with a variety of stakeholders to see what administrative procedures can be put in place to deal with matters raised by members of the public.