Property Services (Regulation) Act 2011

29.

Register of licensees.

29.— (1) The Authority shall, as soon as is practicable after the commencement of this section, establish and maintain for the purposes of this Act a register of licensees to be known as the Property Services Register.

(2) The Register shall be in such form as the Authority thinks fit and shall—

( a) contain the names of licensees and such other identifying particulars of licensees as the Authority considers appropriate, and

( b) contain such other entries in respect of licensees (including licensees whose licences are suspended) as the Authority considers appropriate.

(3) The Authority shall make the Register available for inspection free of charge by members of the public—

( a) at its principal office during normal working hours, and

( b) on its Internet website in such a manner that the section of that website which contains the Register is readily accessible by members of the public.

(4) A copy of an entry in the Register shall, on request, be issued by the Authority on payment of the appropriate fee.

(5) The Authority may divide the Register into different divisions for different classes of property services.

(6) In any legal proceedings, a certificate signed by the Chief Executive, or a member of the staff of the Authority authorised by the Chief Executive to give a certificate under this subsection, stating that a person—

( a) is registered in the Register or in a specified division of the Register,

( b) is not registered in the Register or in a specified division of the Register,

( c) was at a specified date or during a specified period registered in the Register or in a specified division of the Register,

( d) was not, at a specified date or during a specified period, registered in the Register or in a specified division of the Register or was suspended from the Register at that time in consequence of a suspension of the person’s licence, or

( e) has never been registered in the Register,

shall, without proof of the signature of the person purporting to sign the certificate or that the person was the Chief Executive or a member of the staff of the Authority so authorised, as the case may be, be evidence, unless the contrary is proved, of the matters stated in the certificate.

(7) The Authority shall ensure that the Register is accurate and, for that purpose, the Authority shall make any alteration requiring to be made in the information contained in an entry.

(8) The Authority shall, as soon as is practicable after doing anything under subsection (7), give notice in writing of that fact to the licensee to whom the alteration relates.

(9) A licensee to whom an entry in the Register relates shall give notice in writing to the Authority of—

( a) any error that the person knows of in the entry, and

( b) any change in circumstances that is likely to have a bearing on the accuracy of the entry,

as soon as may be after the person becomes aware of that error or change in circumstances, as the case may be.