Do you rent your home from a private landlord or letting agent?

Did you know that from September 1, 2019 Welsh Government banned private rental fees?

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If your tenancy agreement started after September 1, 2019 there are certain fees you do not have to pay and if your landlord or letting agent charges you these fees, they are breaking the law and will be fined.

A landlord or letting agent cannot charge you fees for:

  • checking references or credit checks
  • administration
  • drawing up a tenancy
  • renewing a tenancy
  • amending a tenancy term, for example adding in more conditions
  • requesting or amending a tenancy if one joint tenant leaves and is replaced by another
  • viewing a property
  • drawing up an inventory
  • arranging a guarantor
  • inspecting a property at the end of the tenancy

The Welsh Government has released a practical guide to help landlords and letting agents understand the ban and what this means for them. Download this guide to letting fees for landlords and letting agents.

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