In an area like Surbiton, with a high number of flats to let & being sold, there are always Estate Agents signs on display in certain streets.
Legally, "Let By" and "Sold" signs can only be displayed for around 2 weeks. This is a time frame rarely kept to by Surbitons Estate Agents.
We have seen examples of "Let By" signs being in place for 3 months and "To Let" signs being illegally placed outside properties Agents are not marketing. These signs can be an eyesore, making streets look uncared for.
If you have experienced difficulty in getting an Estate Agent sign removed from your street.
Or if you have examples of Agents placing signs outside properties they are not marketing.
Or if you know of signs that have been in place for weeks or months.
We would like to hear from you. Please send details to:
We are collating statistics and examples, with the aim of naming and shaming Agents into action and will be passing our findings to the council.
The council have powers to enforce the 2 week rule and issue fines to Agents but do not currently appear to be doing anything. By collating examples from across Surbiton, we hope to raise awareness of this problem and clean up our streets of old and illegal signs.
Thank you for your help,
The EA Signs team.