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Banning letting agent fees paid by tenants - Response by Citizens Advice

1 June 2017

The government’s proposal to ban letting agent fees recognises the need for reform in the letting market and, more broadly, to take steps to tackle the unaffordability of the private rented sector. If the ban is enacted fully and without loopholes, it will fix a dysfunctional feature of the rental market and make it easier for renters on lower incomes to access the PRS.

We also welcome the government’s exploration to further ways to improve the PRS for renters, such as capping deposits and further regulation of the letting and management agent sector.