Tenant Fees Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:00 pm on 23rd January 2019.

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Photo of Bob Blackman Bob Blackman Conservative, Harrow East 2:00 pm, 23rd January 2019

I see the hon. Lady nodding about that point. Those two things are equally important.

Another consideration, which has not yet come out in the debate, is the economic impact of what happens with deposits. If we lowered deposits, I suggest that landlords would likely increase the rent over the period and—this is the key point—tenants would end up far worse off as a direct result, because landlords would have inflated the rent in order to recover the moneys due.