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Welsh Government launch consultation on fees charged to tenants

Friday 21 July 2017

The Welsh Government has launched its consultation on banning fees to tenants. The launch of the consultation comes after the Welsh Government announced on the 27 June that they will take legislative action to prevent ‘unfair’ fees.

The consultation seeks views on the nature and level of fees being charged to tenants. It seeks to determine which fees, if any, are justifiably being charged to tenants. It also seeks information on fees paid by landlords to agents, and on the consequence of banning fees. 

The deadline for comments is 27 September 2017.

ARLA Propertymark will be responding to the consultation and is continuing to pursue the Welsh Government to ensure that they understand that this is not a black and white issue. Banning fees will ultimately cost tenants more.

Reacting to the news David Cox, ARLA Propertymark Chief Executive, said:

"Agents have to make their individual voices heard alongside ARLA Propertymark's collective response. Our independent research shows beyond doubt that this legislation would ultimately cost tenants more."

We will continue to work with members on this issue. Let us know what you think at lettingfees@propertymark.co.uk and make sure you use the consultation to tell the Welsh Government what you think.