Public Opinion Divided on Tenant Fees


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With the proposed tenant fees ban causing concern in the lettings industry, property marketplace TheHouseShop have commissioned a YouGov survey to get some insight into public opinion on the issue.

Research from Citizens Advice places the average fees charged by letting agents at £337 per tenant, however TheHouseShop’s new survey results show that just 2% of people thought tenants should have to pay more than £250 in fees to secure a property.

In fact, the results show that 46% of Brits think tenants shouldn’t pay ANY admin fees or charges, above and beyond a security deposit and first month’s rent. When excluding respondents who selected the “don’t know” option, this figure rises to 54%.

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