Relevant letting fees and tenant protection information……….
From 1st June 2019 the Tenant Fee Ban comes into force in the UK. Whilst some charges are due to be abolished and/or amended under the Bill, as well as paying the rent tenants will also be required to make ‘permitted payments’. To read more about these please visit
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Relevant letting fees and tenant protection information from 1st June…
As well as paying the rent, tenants may also be required to make permitted payments.
Below is a brief guide to the changes, however for more in depth information please follow the link https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/tenant-fees-act-2019-guidance
Before the tenancy starts (payable to the Agent)
Holding Deposit: 1 week’s rent
Deposit: 5 weeks’ rent
During the tenancy (payable to the Agent)
Payment if you want to change the tenancy agreement
Payment of interest for the late payment of rent
Payment for the reasonably incurred costs for the loss of keys/security devices
Payment of any unpaid rent or other reasonable costs associated with your early termination of the tenancy
During the tenancy (payable to the provider) if permitted and applicable
Utilities – gas, electricity, water
Communications – telephone and broadband
Installation of cable/satellite
Subscription to cable/satellite supplier
Other permitted payments
Any other permitted payments, not included above, under the relevant legislation including contractual damages.