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Letting Agents: Fees and Charges

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 26th April 2017.

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Photo of Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Labour, Easington

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he made of disparities in regional housing markets prior to publishing the consultation paper, Banning letting agent fees paid by tenants, published on 7 April 2017.

Photo of Gavin Barwell Gavin Barwell Minister of State (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Housing, Planning and London)

While we recognise that the housing market is different throughout England, evidence shows that concerns associated with letting agents charging fees to tenants are prevalent across the whole country, not just particular regions. Our consultation exercise also seeks evidence to inform the future approach.

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