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Tenant fees

This content applies to England

This section looks at fees that landlords and letting agents can and cannot charge to tenants and other relevant persons.

Fees a landlord can lawfully charge

Most permitted payments that tenants or licensees can be lawfully charged by landlords and agents are subject to a cap. 

Banned tenant fees

Landlords and letting agents must not charge tenants and other relevant persons any fee unless it is a permitted payment. 

Rent in advance, deposit and premium fees

Paying for accommodation in the private rented sector may involve payments other than monthly rent, such as rent in advance, deposits, and premiums. 

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