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Estate Agents Boards
Estate Agents advertising are governed by the Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisement) Regulations 2007.
Rules for displaying estate agent boards
- How many Estate Agent boards are permitted to be displayed on a property?
The law states that not more than one advertisement, consisting of a single board or two joined boards is permitted. If more than one board is displayed then the first board to be displayed will be deemed as the lawful advertisement.
- What can be displayed on a Estate Agent Board?
No advertisement may be displayed indicating that the land or premises has been sold or let, unless an additional advertisement or a statement that a sale or let has been agreed or is subject to contract.
- What size should the advertisement be?
Adverts relating to residential use or development are permitted to be 0.5 square metres, or if two joined up boards then an aggregate of 2.3 square metres is permitted.
- How long can the advertisement be displayed
The advertisement must be removed within fourteen days after completion of a sale or the grant of tenancy.
- How far can the advertisement be projected from the building?
The maximum projection from a building face is 1 metre
- How high should the advertisement be?
No part of the advertisement should be higher above the ground than 4.6 Metres, or 3.6 metres in an area of special control
- Can the advertisement be illuminated?
Estate Agent advertisements are not permitted to be illuminated
Reporting unlawfully displayed boards
If you want to report an Estate Agent board you feel may be breaching the law, you can contact the Customer Services Team on 020 8489 1335 or use our web form:
Planning Enforcement Team
Level 6, River Park House
225 High Road
Tel 020 8489 5504