Private Rented Housing: Pensioners

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 3rd September 2019.

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Photo of Steve McCabe Steve McCabe Labour, Birmingham, Selly Oak

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 22 July 2019 to Question 278349 on Private Rented Housing: Pensioners, what assessment he has made of the effect of the ban on letting fees on monthly rental prices.

Photo of Esther McVey Esther McVey Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

The Government published an impact assessment for the Tenant Fees Bill on 1 May 2018, which is available here https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/tenant-fees-bill-impact-assessment. The Tenant Fees Act came into force for new tenancies on 1 June 2019, with a transitional period until 1 June 2020 (at which point it will also apply to pre-existing tenancies).

The Government will continue to work with the National Trading Standards Estate and Letting Agency Team and the wider sector to monitor the effects of the ban.

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