Lib Dem Olly Grender calls for total ban on all tenant fees

Lib Dem Baroness Olly Grender is calling on the Government to ban letting agents levying fees on tenants in England.

The government has finally unveiled its formal consultation process on proposal to ban letting agents levying fees on tenants in England. Commenting, Baroness Olly Grender, who was instrumental in forcing the government to do this consultation said:

“Too many renters are being ripped off by unfair letting fees and left behind by our broken housing market. A total ban on all tenant fees must be brought in as soon as possible, including renewal and exit fees, to avoid agents getting around the ban by the back door.

“The only fair system is where landlords pay the fee, to stop agents double-charging.

“The Government must not bow to pressure from letting agents who are lobbying hard to protect their profits. They have had time to improve voluntarily but they have failed to act. Unscrupulous letting agents must clean up or close down.”

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