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