Guidance Note: Tenant Fees Act 2019 (England)
This Guidance Note: Tenant Fees Act 2019 is for Residential Landlords and
Lettings Agents in England. This Act (in force 01 June 2019) bans several
fees (including letting fees) from being charged to a tenant.
If a landlord (or letting agent) fails to comply with the Act, they will
face fines of up to £5,000 for a first offence and further fines or a
criminal conviction for repeat offences.
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 new rules on holding deposits and security 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 Residential Landlords group of
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