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(1)The Scottish Ministers must from time to time prepare a code of conduct setting out minimum standards of practice for registered property factors (a “property factor code of conduct”).
(2)After preparing a property factor code of conduct, the Scottish Ministers––
(i)publish a draft of the code,
(ii)consult with such bodies as they consider appropriate and also with the general public about the draft, and
(iii)consider any representations about the draft made to them as a result of such consultation, and
(b)may amend the draft accordingly.
(3)After complying with subsection (2), the Scottish Ministers must, in the following order—
(a)lay the property factor code of conduct before the Scottish Parliament,
(b)publish the code, and
(c)bring the code into force on such day as they may by order appoint.
(4)An order under subsection (3)(c) is not to be made unless a draft of the statutory instrument containing the order has been laid before, and approved by resolution of, the Scottish Parliament.
(5)A registered property factor must ensure compliance with the property factor code of conduct for the time being in force.
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