Southwark Council cracks down on Estate Agents leaving boards out too long.

Southwark Council has put out a warning to estate agents that by leaving advertising boards out too long that they now face fines of up to £100 a time.

The council has made the decision to implement legal powers that allow it to issue fixed penalty notices (FPNs) for boards that advertise properties for sale or let that aren’t removed within two weeks of the sale or let being completed.

Cllr Mark Williams cabinet member for regeneration and new homes, said: “Residents have told us they don’t want to see their streets and estates cluttered with these signs. They look untidy and give a sense of transience, which can be unsettling and create the wrong impression of a community.

“In the past we have responded to individual complaints through our enforcement process, but this can be time consuming and expensive. Implementing this new procedure means any signs left out for too long risk an immediate fine, which we hope will make estate agents think twice before just leaving unnecessary signs up at properties they have sold or let.”

Source of information southwark.gov.uk

Allen Walkey

Highly experienced businessman with a successful career in property sales and investment both in the UK and abroad. Now a freelance writer and blogger for the property and Investment Industry, keeping readers up-to-date with changes and events in a rapidly changing world.

You May Also Enjoy

Breaking News

Breaking Property News – 23/07/24

Daily bite-sized proptech and property news in partnership with Proptech-X.   Referral system earns agents up to five figures in additional revenue With an extensive Membership of independent estate agents throughout the UK, The Guild of Property Professionals is one of the UK’s largest property networks. Leveraging this extensive reach and influence, Guild Members are…
Read More
Love or Hate Rightmove
Breaking News

Rightmove: Rents hit new record, as average property receives 17 enquiries

Average advertised rents outside of London rise to a new quarterly record of £1,314 per calendar month (pcm), now 7% higher than last year (£1,231 pcm) London rents have also risen to a new record of £2,661, now 4% higher than last year (£2,567 pcm), with rent growth steadily slowing since the peak of 16%…
Read More
Breaking News

Breaking Property News – 22/07/24

Daily bite-sized proptech and property news in partnership with Proptech-X.   PriceHubble’s desktop valuation solution passes external audit for compliance on  EBA loan guidelines Press Release July 2024 — PriceHubble, Europe’s leader in property data solutions for finance and real estate, is pleased to announce that its desktop valuation solution has successfully passed an external audit…
Read More
Quick ways to add value to your property
Estate Agent Talk

5 Key Provisions of the Real Property Tax Act You Should Know

FIRPTA is an acronym for Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act. It’s a United States’ federal tax law that imposes taxation on the proceeds realized from the disposition of real estate assets held by foreign persons. FIRPTA was enacted in 1980 and is part of the Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1980. The act mandates…
Read More
Breaking News

Foxtons Lettings Market Index – June 2024

Activity across London begins to pick-up in the summer market • Applicant demand rises by 15% month-on-month as the peak lettings season begins • Budgets continued to rise, reaching an average of £547 (per month), the highest in recent years and 2% higher year on year • Average rental prices remain stable on a month-on-month…
Read More
Estate Agent Talk

Beresfords presents expert insight on the post-election property market under Labour’s commitment to ‘Get Britain Building Again’

With the Labour Government winning the UK election, Property Group, Beresfords, believe that the landscape of the UK property market is set to remain robust and move forward positively into the second half of the year, as the party supports a ‘One Nation’ housing policy. As an award-winning Estate Agency buying and selling more property…
Read More