4Appointment of agentsS
In section 88 of the 2004 Act (registered person: appointment of agent)—
(a)after subsection (2) insert—
“(2A)Subject to subsections (2B) and (2C), the notice shall be accompanied by such fee as the local authority may determine.
(2B)No fee shall be payable under subsection (2A) if, when the notice is given—
(a)the person appointed is entered in the register as a relevant person; or
(b)another relevant person's entry in the register states that the person appointed acts for the other relevant person.
(2C)The Scottish Ministers may by regulations prescribe for the purposes of subsection (2A)—
(b)how fees are to be arrived at;
(c)other cases in which no fee shall be payable.”,
(b)after subsection (8) insert—
“(9)A registered person is guilty of an offence who, without reasonable excuse—
(a)in giving notice under subsection (2), specifies information which is false in a material particular; or
(b)fails to comply with subsection (2).
(10)A person guilty of an offence under subsection (9) is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.”.