Jo Swinson

Former Liberal Democrat MP for East Dunbartonshire

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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.

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Jo Swinson voted a mixture of for and against restrictions on fees charged to tenants by letting agents

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about restrictions on fees charged to tenants by letting agents:

  • On 5 Sep 2018: Jo Swinson voted in favour of higher fines for landlords or letting agencies breaching the law limiting what tenants can be charged for. Show vote
  • On 5 Sep 2018: Jo Swinson 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. Show vote
  • On 25 Jun 2014: Jo Swinson 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 Show vote
  • On 16 Jun 2014: Jo Swinson was absent for a vote on Consumer Rights Bill — New Clause 30 — Report on Detriment Caused by Letting Agent Fees and Plans to Prohibit Detrimental Fees Show vote
  • On 13 May 2014: Jo Swinson was absent for a vote on Consumer Rights Bill — New Clause 22 — Ban on Letting Agents Charging Tenants Fees Show vote
  • On 14 May 2013: Jo Swinson voted against calling on the Government to take real action on jobs, affordable accommodation, rising energy and water bills, the costs of travel to work. Show vote

The office of Jo Swinson MP has informed us that Jo was not available for some votes in the House of Commons from June 2017 until the summer recess, and from October 2017 until December 2017, as she was on parental leave. This affects the numerology section below. Please note that Ms Swinson continued to submit written questions throughout this period.

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