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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-22988: Graham Simpson (Central Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 3 May 2019

To ask the Scottish Government when it will publish the revised code of conduct for property factors.

Answered by: Kevin Stewart 16 May 2019

Scottish Ministers have a duty under the Property Factors (Scotland) Act 2011 (the Act) to prepare, from time to time, a code of conduct setting out minimum standards of practice for registered property factors. The Code was introduced in October 2012 and is currently under review.

The Scottish Government has consulted on proposals to strengthen the Code and sought views on the impact the Act has had on improving the regulation of property factors. The findings of the consultation are published at: https://consult.gov.scot/housing-regeneration-and-welfare/code-of-conduct-for-registered-property-factors/ .

Work to finalise the revised Code will take place over the course of 2019 and will be informed by the consultation responses. Regulations setting out the revised Code and the date they will come into force will be laid in Parliament later this year.