This Guidance Note: Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Act 2019 is for
Residential Landlords and Lettings Agents in Wales. This Act (in force 01
September 2019) bans several fees (including letting fees) from being
charged to a tenant.
Any breach of the Act is an offence and is prosecutable in the magistrates’
court and the offender will be liable to a fine. The enforcement authority
may offer the offender a civil penalty of £1,000 as an alternative but this
is entirely at its discretion.
This Guidance Note summarises the key provisions of the Act; which
tenancies are affected, which payments can be charged to a tenant and which
are prohibited, the rules on holding deposits and the penalties and
consequences for non-compliance.
This Guidance Note also looks at the practical steps a landlord and/or
letting agent can take to ensure compliance with the legislation.
This Guidance is duplicated in the Estate Agents Terms and Conditions group
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