Lettings Agency

MQT on 2017-02-20
Session date: 
February 20, 2017
Question By: 
Tom Copley
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


The Government's welcome pledge to ban lettings agency fees for tenants received much fanfare but so far no consultation on the proposals has begun. What discussions have you had with the Government about this and do you have any indication of when legislation to enact it will be proposed?


Answer for Lettings Agency

Answer for Lettings Agency

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As set out in the recently published housing White Paper, the Government will consult in early 2017 and bring forward legislation as soon as parliamentary time allows.

My officers are in regular discussions with officers at DCLG about this and related issues.