Letting Agent Fees
There have been votes in Parliament on if letting agent fees, charged to tenants, ought be more strongly regulated or even banned.
Stephen Timms almost always voted for restrictions on fees charged to tenants by letting agents
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On 14 May 2013:
Stephen Timms voted to call on the Government to take real action on jobs, affordable accommodation, rising energy and water bills, the costs of travel to work.
On 13 May 2014:
Stephen Timms voted to ban letting agents charging tenants, or prospective tenants, fees.
On 16 Jun 2014:
Stephen Timms voted to require a report on the detriment caused to tenants by letting agent fees and the steps the government intends to take to prohibit fees that cause detriment to tenants.
On 25 Jun 2014:
Stephen Timms was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Private Rented Sector — Ban on Letting Agent Fees — Default 3 Year Tenancies — Action on Excessive Rent Rises
On 5 Sep 2018:
Stephen Timms voted in favour of higher fines for landlords or letting agencies breaching the law limiting what tenants can be charged for.
On 5 Sep 2018:
Stephen Timms voted to further restrict the circumstances in which landlords and letting agents can charge tenants for losses arising from a breach of a tenancy agreement.
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