Rent rise from agents fees not necessarily true


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The Chancellor’s announcement of a ban on letting agents charging fees to tenants marks a significant shift in the industry – but should not come as a surprise.

With the Renters Rights Bill currently passing through the House of Lords and the #MakeRentingFair campaign gaining national press coverage and substantial popular support, it seems the Government have taken note of the millions of private renters in the UK raising their concerns.

Critics of a proposed ban on tenant fees have consistently put forward the argument that a ban is merely a “short term fix” that will ultimately backfire by resulting in the banned fees being passed on to tenants by way of rent rises.

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