Ban on Lettings Agency Fees
“This Assembly notes that London has the largest share of private tenants anywhere in the country. Further notes that Citizen’s Advice Bureau research has found that private tenants pay an average of £337 in lettings agency fees.
This Assembly also notes that a ban on lettings agency fees for tenants has been in place in Scotland since 2012 and that research by Shelter found that there had been no increase in rents for tenants as a result.
This Assembly therefore welcomes the Government’s announcement that lettings agency fees for tenants in England will be banned. We call on the Mayor to make the strongest representations to the Government that this ban must be comprehensive and not contain any loopholes.”