254. Regulation of estate agency work under the Estate Agents Act 1979.

11.     Estate Agencies and Accommodation Agencies

(1)     Estate Agencies

(i)     Scope of Regulation

254.     Regulation of estate agency work under the Estate Agents Act 1979.

The Estate Agents Act 19791 imposes controls in respect of persons engaged in estate agency work2. The following paragraphs3 outline the extent of these controls, which relate to standards of competence4, dealings with clients and third parties5, and clients' money6 and the prohibition of unfit persons from engaging in estate agency work7.