Trading standards will almost certainly need help from consumers to help police the ban on letting fees, according to PayProp.

As part of the government’s plans to enforce the upcoming ban on letting agent fees, a new lead enforcement authority will be established for the lettings sector, with trading standards set to be responsible for enforcing the ban, while local authorities will be able to retain money raised through fines for non-compliance.

But authorities will almost certainly need to rely on landlords and tenants to help fully enforce the ban and make sure all companies are compliant.


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