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Comment of the week

"We had an office fined last year. They did not intend to flout the law and have always been compliant.

"The circumstances were that they were being redecorated and displays were removed for one day whilst the walls were painted. Nevertheless, Trading Standards said there was no room for mitigation and if you trade, you must display fees. This resulted in a fine of £5000 which, in fairness, was reduced on appeal to around £1250."

Eric Walker on the need to display for letting agents to display fees