Tenant Fees Bill

Part of Gaza: Un Human Rights Council Vote – in the House of Commons at 9:06 pm on 21st May 2018.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Andrew Lewer Andrew Lewer Conservative, Northampton South 9:06 pm, 21st May 2018

Although it is true that some renters pay many hundreds of pounds in fees to letting agents, I want to point out that the solution proposed by the Government may merely shift the cost of the burden, not to landlords and lettings agents, but back to tenants in a different way. Banning letting agency fees means that the money will have to come from somewhere else, at least as far as legitimate services from respectable letting agents are concerned. Landlords may well be forced to, or at least will, increase rents across the tenancy to cover the costs anyway.