Government to order letting agents to publish details on fees

Letting agents will be required to publish full details of the fees they charge, under plans announced by the government today. Ministers have said that the move will ensure a fair deal for landlords and tenants, and will prevent a “small minority” of rogue agents from imposing unreasonable, hidden charges. Currently, the Advertising Standards Authority […]

Commons vote on letting agent fees

The letting agent fees row will hit the Commons this week after the Labour party forced a vote on the issue. The opposition wants to see a ban on letting agents charging fees to tenants when they rent a property. The proposal will be tabled as an amendment to the Consumer Rights Bill in the […]

Labour to call Commons vote on letting agent fee ban

Labour are to call a vote in the Commons in an attempt to ban letting agents from charging fees to tenants. Party leader Ed Miliband said people who buy a house are not charged fees by agents, but people who rent are. He said Labour was “determined to stand up for generation rent” and deliver […]

Annual rent-increase cap is focus of Labour launch

A future Labour government would cap rent increases in the private sector and scrap letting fees to estate agents to give a “fairer deal” to tenants. Ed Miliband pledged to end “excessive” rent rises when he launched his party’s campaign for local council and European elections. An “upper limit” on rises will be put in […]