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Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at 5:01 pm on 4th March 2010.

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Photo of Alex Fergusson Alex Fergusson None 5:01 pm, 4th March 2010

The next question is, that motion S3M-5872, in the name of Patricia Ferguson, on factoring services, as amended, be agreed to.

Motion, as amended, agreed to,

That the Parliament notes that the Office of Fair Trading market study into the property management market found that the market is not working well for consumers in Scotland; welcomes the recent cross-party support for proposals to require property factors to register and to make provision for an accessible form of dispute resolution between homeowners and property factors; further welcomes this positive progress toward the introduction of legislation to ensure better accountability of property managers for their standards and the services that they provide; seeks to ensure that the appropriate authorities are given the powers necessary for effective enforcement of any new legislation, and calls on the Scottish Government to give consideration to the introduction of a mandatory accreditation scheme to cover private, public and voluntary sector property managers.