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Important information

The Tenant Fees Act 2019 (England)

From 1st June 2019 Fees which have been traditionally been payable by Applicants/Tenants are banned.  There are still some payments required in connection with a Tenancy and these are;

  1. Rent
  2. Refundable tenancy deposit
  3. Refundable holding deposit (subject to terms)*
  4. Payments to change the tenancy when requested by a Tenant
  5. Payments associated with the early termination of the tenant when requested by a Tenant
  6. Utility payments, eg; gas/electric, council tax, water, communication services, TV Licence
  7. Late payment of rent
  8. Replacement of lost keys/security devices
*A Holding Deposit will be payable in order to “reserve” the property you have chosen to rent, this is capped at no more than equal to 1 weeks rent and is subject to criteria and terms.

The Renting Homes (Fees etc) (Wales) Act 2019

Sections 2 and 3 of the Renting Homes (Fees Etc.) (Wales) Act 2019 (“the Act”) create offences for a landlord or agent to require a person to make a payment which is prohibited, or to enter into a contract for services, or to require the grant of a loan in consideration of the grant, renewal or continuance of a standard occupation contract, or pursuant to a term of a standard occupation contract from 1st September 2019.

What does this mean?

  1. Any payment a tenant is required to pay, unless permitted by the Act, is banned and is a "prohibited payment". This is referred to in this guidance as "the ban".
  2. Landlords and agents cant require the grant of a loan to them, or require a person to enter into a contract for services with them as a condition of a tenancy.

From 1 September 2019, the only payments that landlord's or letting agent's can charge to tenants in relation to new contracts are:

  • Rent
  • A refundable tenancy deposit
  • A refundable holding deposit (to reserve a property) capped at no more that 1 week's rent
  • Payments in respect to utilities, communication servicesm TV licence and Council Tax
  • A default fee where required under a tenancy agreement

The Fifth Money Laundering Directive (5MLD)

On the 10th January 2020 5MLD will take effect in the UK. 5MLD makes changes to the previous UK regulations and will now bring letting agents into the scope of the Money Laundering Regulations for the first time. This means that letting agents will be required to assess certain tenancy agreements for their potential to be used as a mechanism for the proceeds of crime.

All tenancy agreements with a rent in excess of €10,000 per calendar month will now form part of the regulations. This means that lettings agents will be required to carry out “Know Your Customer” checks on landlords and tenants. “Know Your Customer” requires the checking of identification documents and confirmation of residency status, as well as verification that the tenancy is genuine and not set up to assist either the landlord or tenant to launder the proceeds of crime. Tenancies that fall within the scope of the regulations will require on-going monitoring to check that the initial conclusions regarding the money-laundering risk assessment remain unchanged throughout the whole term of the business relationship. Landlords and tenants who fall into this category of tenancy should therefore prepare themselves for additional questions and administration requirements.

More information on the Fifth Money Laundering Directive can be found on the .GOV website here.

For more information

Each of our Branches have more details listed about these Fees & Terms which apply on their Branch Page.

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Whether you're looking to rent a single room in a shared house, a city centre apartment, or a family home for years to come, we'll help you find a property that's right for you.

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Tenant insurance

Having the right insurance while you're renting a property can ensure that both your belongings and your liability as a tenant are protected.

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Deposit Cap Calculator

From 1st June 2019 landlords in England are limited to the equivalent of 5 weeks' rent for new
and renewed tenancies (or 6 weeks if the annual rent is £50,000 or more). 

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Landlord and tenant rights and responsibilities in the private rented sector

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) has published a new guidance and important information for both landlords and tenants.

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Your holding deposit explained (England only)

Find out more information about your holding deposit (England only)

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Your holding deposit explained (Wales only)

Find out more information about your holding deposit (Wales only).

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Sample Tenancy (England)

Take a look at the Sample Tenancy Agreement (England)...

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Sample Tenancy (Wales)

Take a look at the Sample Tenancy Agreement (Wales)...

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Lettings Agent Code of Practice (Scotland)

A list of relevant legislation to date to set out at the end of this document

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A Home in the Private Rented Sector

A guide for tenants in Wales

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How to rent

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Right to Rent (England only)

Important information for all tenants about Right to Rent

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Easy Read Notes (Scotland Only)

For the Scottish Government Model Private Residential Tenancy Agreement

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