DCLG Call for Evidence: Protecting consumers in the letting and management market
On the 1 October 2017 Sajid Javid, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, announced proposals to address the imbalance of power in the private rented market by regulating letting agents.
This call for evidence sought views on whether a new regulatory model is needed for agents in the leasehold sector. The Government wanted to understand what form regulation of letting and managing agents should take to best protect and empower tenants and leaseholders.
The evidence submitted will enable government to bring forward detailed proposals early in 2018.