Tenant fees and other costs
Fees charged by landlords and letting agents, and where to get help to pay them.
Most permitted payments that tenants or licensees can be lawfully charged by landlords and agents are subject to a cap.
Landlords and letting agents must not charge tenants and other relevant persons any fee unless it is a permitted payment.
Paying for accommodation in the private rented sector may involve payments other than monthly rent, such as rent in advance, deposits, and premiums.
Services provided by accommodation agencies, the rules governing the services that agencies can charge for and the way fees must be publicised.
Sources of financial help to pay rent and deposits include nationally and locally administered benefits, assistance schemes and loans.