Last year we reported that after a long campaign by housing activists (and a petition signed by more than 250,000 people), letting agent fees paid by tenants would be banned. Now the government is consulting on the potential details and effects of a letting fee ban.
They’re trying to work out exactly what constitutes a letting fee, whether there should be exceptions to the ban, and a few other questions. Should renting deposits be capped? Should tenants be able to pay deposits in instalments?
In London’s crazy rental market, there’ll be plenty of people – including landlords and letting agents – who’ll want to have a say. If you’re interested in making sure tenants get a fair deal, you can respond to the government’s online consultation questionnaire now.
Meanwhile, here are 27 of the weirdest properties advertised on the London property market.