New guidance for landlords and letting agents has been released by the government.

The Tenant Fees Act 2019, which applies to England only, will come into play from 1 June 2019 and applies to fees paid in connection with a tenancy of housing.

The act means that from 1 June 2019, landlords and agents will no longer be able to charge fees to set up or renew a tenancy in the private rented sector.

The new law will not just mean a ban on letting fees, but also the majority of other upfront fees payable by tenants to rent a property in England.

 

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