Tenant Fees Ban 2019

Tenant Fees Ban 2019

“Tenant Fees Ban and Permitted Payments”

The Tenant Fees Ban affects all new tenancies and all renewed tenancies from 1 June 2019.  There is a one year transitionary period for all tenancies entered into before 1 June 2019.

The law means that:

      • all Landlords, Agents or third parties throughout England cannot charge any fee or take payment for granting, continuing, or ending a tenancy, unless the cost is a Permitted Payment as defined in the Act.
      • All other charges, fees and payments will be a Prohibited Payment and subject to a fine and/or a Banning Order (under the Housing and Planning Act 2016).
      • Every fee is ILLEGAL unless it is expressly stated as a PERMITTED PAYMENT.

Rent is a permitted charge, but if the rent amount varies from month to month, anything above the lowest month’s rent is a prohibited payment.

Callaways’ Lettings Team can be contacted on 01273 735237.