Issue details

New Legislation which affects the Private Rented Sector

Purpose of Report: To present information about new legislation which affects letting agents and property management work, namely the:

a) Redress Schemes for Lettings Agents and Property
Management Work (came into force Oct 2014).

b) The Duty of Letting Agents to Publicise Fees (came into force May 2015)

c) The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015 (will be coming into force in October 2015).

The Executive Member is asked to note the legislation, the impact it will have on the service and it will recommend to adopt a policy to enforce the new laws imposing the new maximum penalty in most circumstances unless there are extenuating circumstances.

This item has changed its name from The Redress Schemes for Lettings Agency and Property Management Work to New Legislation which affects the Private Rented Sector.

Decision type: Non-Key

Decision status: Decision Made

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 16/06/2015

Decision due: 25/08/15 by Executive Leader (incorporating Housing & Safer Neighbourhoods))

Lead member: Executive Leader (incorporating Housing & Safer Neighbourhoods))

Lead director: Director of Communities & Neighbourhoods

Department: Directorate of Communities & Neighbourhoods

Contact: Ruth Abbott Email: ruth.abbott@york.gov.uk Tel: 01904 554092.

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