Lettings fee ban at least 15 months away
In response to a query from the National Approved Lettings Scheme (NALS), the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government has confirmed that the ban letting agents’ fees charged to tenants will not come into effect until Spring 2019 at the earliest.
Isobel Thomson, chief executive of NALS, explained, “The government is currently carrying out pre-legislative scrutiny of the proposed Bill ahead of presenting the Bill to Parliament. While the Bill aims to create a fairer and safer private rental sector for all, NALS doesn’t believe this will deliver what the government aspires to and risks doing real damage to the private rental sector.”
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