258. Standards of competence required of estate agents.

(ii)     Competence to Act as Estate Agent

258.     Standards of competence required of estate agents.

As from a day to be appointed1 the Secretary of State may by regulations2 make provision to ensure that estate agents3 satisfy minimum standards of competence4. Such regulations must prescribe a degree of practical experience which is to be taken as evidence of competence and may make provision for professional or academic qualifications5, and after the appointed day persons may not engage in estate agency work without having attained the required standard6: any who