ARLA comments announcment fees ban consultation will begin in March/April

Thursday 19 January 2017

PRESS RELEASE: Commenting on this morning’s debate in the House of Lords where it was announced the consultation on the ban on fees will begin in March/April, David Cox, Managing Director at Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) says:

“After almost two months of silence we are glad that we have greater clarity on timescales. The Minister has acknowledged the importance of a detailed consultation into the proposed ban on letting agent fees and that an Impact Assessment will be carried out. We cannot stress the importance that an assessment must look at the ban in a wide context which includes tenants, landlords, agents and the wider housing market; it is essential the government are completely aware of the full range of practical implications the ban on fees would have both in the short and long term.”

-ENDS-

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ARLA Press Office

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E-mail: propertyprofessionals@lansons.com

 

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ARLA is the UK’s foremost professional and regulatory body for letting agents; representing over 8,500 members. Our members operate to professional standards far higher than the law demands and we campaign for greater regulation in this growing and increasingly important sector of the property market. By using an ARLA Licensed agent, consumers have the peace of mind their agent will provide a professional service and their money is safeguarded by a Client Money Protection scheme.