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Tenant fees

This content applies to England

With effect from 1 June 2019, the Tenant Fees Act 2019 bans landlords and letting agents from requiring a tenant, licensee or other 'relevant person' to pay fees, other than 'permitted payments', in connection with specified private rented sector tenancies/licences.

Tenant fees: overview

The prohibition on landlords and letting agents charging certain fees to tenants and other relevant persons. 

Tenant fees: permitted payments

Payments that a tenant/licensee can be lawfully charged by landlords and agents. 

Tenant fees: enforcement and sanctions

Sanctions against a landlord or agent who has charged a relevant person a prohibited payment. 

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