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Enterprise Act 2002

Enterprise Act 2002

2002 CHAPTER 40

Commentary on Sections

Part 8: Enforcement of Certain Consumer Legislation

Miscellaneous

Section 231: Notice of convictions and judgments to OFT

578.This section will give the courts in the UK the power to notify the OFT of convictions and judgments that might not otherwise be brought to its attention, for the purpose of the OFT considering whether to exercise its functions under this Part or under the Estate Agents Act 1979 (‘EAA’). It is immaterial that proceedings have been finally been disposed of by the courts. Under the EAA, the DGFT has the power to issue a warning notice or a banning order preventing a person from acting as an estate agent. This section will replace section 131 of the FTA 1973.

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