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This is a draft item of legislation. This draft has since been made as a Scottish Statutory Instrument: The Property Factors (Code of Conduct) (Scotland) Order 2012 No. 217
(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order brings into force a code of conduct setting out minimum standards of practice for property factors registered in the register of property factors (the “property factor code of conduct”)(1). The property factor code of conduct was prepared under section 14(1) of the Property Factors (Scotland) Act 2011 (“the Act”).
The register of property factors is to be prepared and maintained by the Scottish Ministers in accordance with section 1(1) of the Act. A registered property factor is obliged to comply with the property factor code of conduct (in terms of section 14(5) of the Act).
The Scottish Ministers will consider compliance with the property factor code of conduct in deciding whether or not to accept an application for entry in the register of property factors (in accordance with section 4 of the Act) and any removal of a property factor from the register (in accordance with section 8 of the Act).
A homeowner may apply to the homeowner housing panel for determination of whether a property factor has failed to ensure compliance with the property factor code of conduct (applications are made under section 17(1) of the Act).
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