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RICS Code of Conduct for the Private Rented Sector

RICS Code of Conduct for the Private Rented Sector

22nd September 2014

In late 2013, RICS was challenged to create a cross-industry code for the residential private rented sector. Working with the government's Private Rented Sector Taskforce and Kris Hopkins, former Minister for Housing, RICS wrote a cross-industry code aimed at landlords, letting agents and property managers. The code sets out and promotes good practice in a sector where, while common, it is sadly not universal.

Following a workshop with stakeholders at RICS HQ in February 2014, the basics of the Private Rented Sector Code of Practice were laid out. A detailed consultation process with stakeholders and industry experts finalised the details of the code which was then agreed and is now supported across the industry.

As a RICS Regulated agency, SP Residential abide by the strict codes of conduct set out by our governing body and always aim to deliver the highest levels of professionalism to both landlords and tenants. The Private Rented Sector Code of Conduct is available on the RICS website for anyone to view, click here to read or contact us for further details of what this means for you.