Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Agents Breaking Letting Fees Ban ‘Should Receive Robust Fines’

In response to the government’s consultation on banning letting agents’ fees to tenants, CIEH has strongly welcomed a complete ban on all letting agents fees. The organisation says it would remove some of the barriers tenants face in moving out of a poor quality home, while ensuring standards can improve in the private rented sector. CIEH represents environmental health professionals, the workforce that carries out inspections in the private rented sector, and has recommended fines of up to £30,000 for larger property managing agents would be in line with the civil penalty for committing a banning order offence. Read more on 24housing.

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