Property Services (Regulation) Act 2011

PART 1

Preliminary and General

1.

Short title and commencement.

1.— (1) This Act may be cited as the Property Services (Regulation) Act 2011.

(2) This Act shall come into operation on such day or days as the Minister may appoint by order or orders either generally or with reference to any particular purpose or provision, and different days may be so appointed for different purposes and different provisions.

(3) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (2), an order under that subsection may—

( a) in respect of the repeal by section 7(1) of the Acts specified in Part 1 of Schedule 1 , appoint different days for the repeal of different Acts or different provisions of them,

( b) in respect of the revocation by section 7(2) of the statutory instrument specified in Part 2 of Schedule 1 , appoint different days for the revocation of different provisions of it,

( c) appoint, whether by reference to paragraph (a), (b), (c) or (d) of the definition of “property service” in section 2(1) or otherwise, different days for the coming into operation of this Act (or of different provisions of this Act) in respect of different services which fall within that definition, or

( d) in respect of section 28(1) appoint, whether by reference to paragraph (a), (b), (c) or (d) of the definition of “property service” in section 2(1) or otherwise, different days for the coming into operation of section 28(1) in respect of different property services.

Annotations:

Editorial Notes:

E1

Power pursuant to subs. (2) exercised (1.12.2017) by Property Services (Regulation) Act 2011 (Part 10) (Commencement) Order 2017 (S.I. No. 520 of 2017).

2. The 1st day of December 2017 is appointed as the day on which Part 10 of the Property Services (Regulation) Act 2011 (No. 40 of 2011) shall come into operation.

E2

Power pursuant to section exercised (7.06.2012 and 6.07.2012) by Property Services (Regulation) Act 2011 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 198 of 2012).

2. The 7th day of June 2012 is appointed as the day on which the following provisions of the Property Services (Regulation) Act 2011 (No. 40 of 2011) shall come into operation:

(a) section 7(1) of, and Schedule 1 to, that Act in so far as they relate to the repeal of the following provisions of the Auctioneers and House Agents Act 1947 (No. 10 of 1947):

(i) section 8(1) and (2);

(ii) section 10(1) and (2);

(iii) Part III; and

(iv) section 24(1) and (2);

(b) sections 29 to 34;

(c) sections 38 to 42;

(d) sections 45 to 48;

(e) section 62;

(f) Part 8;

(g) section 77;

(h) section 92;

(i) section 94 (other than subsection (7) in so far as it relates to an offence under section 28);

(j) Schedules 5 and 6.

3. The 6th day of July 2012 is appointed as the day on which the following provisions of the Property Services (Regulation) Act 2011 shall come into operation:

(a) sections 3 and 4;

(b) section 7 (in so far as it is not already in operation);

(c) section 28;

(d) sections 35 to 37;

(e) Part 4 (in so far as it is not already in operation);

(f) sections 49 to 61;

(g) Part 7;

(h) section 78;

(i) Part 11;

(j) sections 89 to 91;

(k) section 93;

(l) section 94 (in so far as it is not already in operation);

(m) sections 98 to 100;

(n) section 101 (in so far as it is not already in operation);

(o) Schedule 1 (in so far as it is not already in operation);

(p) Schedules 2 to 4;

(q) Schedule 7;

(r) Schedule 8 (in so far as it is not already in operation).

E3

Power pursuant to section exercised (3.04.2012) by Property Services (Regulation) Act 2011 (Commencement) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 112 of 2012).

2. The 3rd day of April 2012 is appointed as the day on which the following provisions of the Property Services (Regulation) Act 2011 (No. 40 of 2011) shall come into operation:

(a) sections 1 and 2;

(b) sections 5 and 6;

(c) Part 2;

(d) Part 12;

(e) sections 95 to 97;

(f) section 101 in so far as it relates to paragraphs 9 and 10 of Schedule 8;

(g) paragraphs 9 and 10 of Schedule 8.