The Ban on Letting Agent Fees

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England

Following agreement by both Houses of Parliament on the text of the Tenant Fees Bill it received Royal Assent on 12 February. The Bill is now an Act of Parliament and known as the Tenant Fees Act 2019.

The Tenant Fees Act outlines the Government’s approach to banning letting fees paid by tenants in the private rented sector and capping tenancy deposits.

The ban on tenant fees came into force on 1 June 2019. Find out more via ARLA Propertymark’s Tenant Fees Toolkit.

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 Wales

Wales

On 15 May 2019, the Renting Homes (Fees etc) (Wales) Bill received Royal Assent, it has now passed into law and is an Act. The Act permits letting agents and landlords to only charge fees relating to rent, security deposits, holding deposits, or when a tenant breaches a contract. The ban on fees will commence on 1 September 2019.

The ban on fees came in to force from 1 September 2019. Find out more via ARLA Propertymark’s Tenant Fees Toolkit Wales.

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