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Consultation on Banning Letting Agent Fees Paid by Tenants

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Views and opinions invited on how measures to ban unfair letting agent fees imposed on renters should be implemented and enforced. The consultation launched by Department for Communities and Local Government (‘DCLG’) closes on 2nd June 2017.

In the 2016 Autumn Statement, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP, announced on behalf of HM Government that it would consult on banning letting agent fees payable by tenants, so that there is more competition in the private rental sector. The ban is also intended to give renters more clarity and control over their accommodation costs. The ban also aims to:

  • call time on the small minority of agent who exploit their position between tenants and landlords
  • end the imposition of unfair charges
  • stop agents duplicating charges levied on both tenant and landlord for the same service

The measures proposed will also catch the ‘back door’ levies that any letting agent may try to charge tenants by landlords or other third parties.

 

Have your Say

You can Respond online

Or complete a response formand either:

• email to: lettingagentsteam@communities.gsi.gov.uk

• post to: Housing Standards Team, Better Rented and Leasehold Sector Division, DCLG, 3rd Floor, Fry Building, 2 Marsham Street, London SW1P 4DF

 

About the Author

Tariq Mubarak is one of the top property solicitors in England, and he has helped hundreds of clients achieve success with their property goals.

Read more about Tariq’s background and his client’s successes.

Feel free to message Tariq here or e-mail him on tariq@matrix-legal.com or call his direct line: 02071861601

 

Contact

If you are interested to discuss more about anything mentioned in the article above, please call us on: 020 7186 1600, or e-mail us on: property@matrix-legal.com.

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