Guide

Letting agent registration

Last updated: 7 November 2017

Application fee

If you want to pay the application fee by invoice, you need to submit your application by 2 September 2018. This is to make sure all invoices are processed and paid before the deadline on 1 October 2018. Any applications made after 2 September 2018 will have to be paid online.

How much does it cost to register?

The fee for registering depends on:

  • the number of offices that your business has where letting agency work is carried out
  • whether you applied to join the register, or re-register, within the stated deadlines

The application fee will be for a 3 year registration.

Existing agents applying before 1 October 2018 or, after this date, before they begin operating

The following application fees apply when:

  • your business is currently carrying out letting agency work and you apply before 1 October 2018, or
  • you apply after 1 October 2018 and are a new agent who's submitted your application before you begin carrying out letting agency work
Number of Offices 3-yearly fee
One office £495
Two to three offices £595
Four or more offices £700

Late applications

The following application fees apply when:

  • your business fails to apply by the required deadline of 1 October 2018, or
  • you're a new business who begins to carry out letting agency work after 1 October 2018 before you're admitted to the register.
Number of Offices 3-yearly fee
One office £765
Two to three offices £865
Four or more offices £970

These higher fees reflect the costs of the additional checks that will be undertaken in determining an application that is submitted late.

Letting agent registration
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