Harlow Council is cracking down on what is says is the increase of illegally positioned estate agent boards, and other advertising materials, across the town.
The council has now written to all estate agents within the town to inform them that it will be withdrawing from the Code of Conduct. Instead the council will now be pursuing a policy of enforcement using the legal tools available to it including the removal of boards and, where appropriate, the use of Fixed Penalty Notices.
“We support the work that local estate agents are doing to drive the local property market and stimulate growth and will work with estate agents who operate within the law. However, we will take action against those who have no respect for the environment and blatantly flout the regulations.”