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Rule 6: Waivers
The Board of the Solicitors Regulation Authority shall not have power to waive any of the provisions of these rules.
The exemption from the Estate Agents Act 1979 is on the basis that the standards in these rules are complied with in all circumstances. For this reason there is no power to waive.