Guidance

Applying to become an approved client money protection scheme

Guidance and application form for prospective schemes.

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Applying to become an approved client money protection scheme: draft guidance

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Application form for approval as a client money protection scheme

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The government has committed to making it mandatory that property agents in the private rented sector holding client money obtain membership of a client money protection scheme. It is intended that these agents be required to obtain protection by 1 April 2019.

Client money protection schemes will be required to obtain approval from the Secretary of State. We have produced guidance for prospective client money protection schemes on the conditions for approval, the application process, and on-going requirements, including the provision of data to MHCLG for monitoring purposes

We have also produced an application form for prospective schemes to use. The guidance and application form were updated in December 2018 to reflect proposed changes to the client money protection legislative requirements. The updated versions of these publications are in draft form as the changes to the legislation are subject to parliamentary approval.

The application form and supporting documentation should be sent to CMPschemes@communities.gov.uk.

If the attachments to your email are larger than 15MB then you should put these in a zip folder or spread this across several emails, otherwise your application will not be received.

Published 30 July 2018
Last updated 21 December 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added updated guidance and application form.
  2. First published.