Tenant Fees

 

Tenant Fee Ban

The tenant fee ban means that a landlord and/or letting agent will not be able to charge fees fee to their tenants before or during a tenancy. The act does not affect a landlords rights at the end of the tenancy in making a claim on the deposit.

As of June 1st 2019 the only payments that can be charged to the tenant are:

  • The rent
  • A refundable tenancy deposit capped at no more than five weeks’ rent where the annual rent is less than £50,000, or six weeks’ rent where the total annual rent is £50,000 or above
  • A refundable holding deposit (to reserve a property) capped at no more than one week’s rent
  • Payments to change the tenancy when requested by the tenant, capped at £50, or reasonable costs incurred if higher
  • Payments associated with early termination of the tenancy, when requested by the tenant
  • Payments in respect of utilities, communication services, TV licence and council tax; and
  • A default fee for late payment of rent and replacement of a lost key/security device, where required under a tenancy agreement

All other fees not on this list, will be classed as a prohibited payment and you should not charge it. A prohibited payment is a payment outlawed under the ban.

Please click here to access a copy of the Tenant Fee Act 2019

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