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Housing (Scotland) Act 2014

Offences where no registration

106.Section 44 makes it an offence to carry out letting agency work unless registered. Subsection (2) provides that a person is not committing an offence during the period of 21 days following the date of notification of refusal or removal from the register and during the period of the appeal process up until the appeal is decided or abandoned. Subsection (4) sets out the relevant sanctions and provides on summary conviction for a prison term not exceeding six months or a fine not exceeding £50,000, or both.

107.Section 45 makes it an offence to use a number purporting to be a letting agent registration number without being a registered letting agent. Subsection (2) again provides that the offence will only be committed following 21 days of notification of refusal or removal from the register or following any appeal having been decided or abandoned.

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