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Landlords should be fined for charging fees as these have been made illegal!

(6 Posts)
StripeyCover Fri 27-Jan-17 23:23:56

but continue, on, regardless!

I saw an advert today for a 2 bedroom flat:

"Referencing and administration for the whole rental period: £200 per person - all inclusive"

This is charging tenancy fees, by any other name!

I thought this was illegal!

Since Landlords and Letting Agents in particular continue to do this, surely there should be some consequences - a heavy fine. Its against the law!

StripeyCover Fri 27-Jan-17 23:24:28

sorry about all the exclamation marks. but this really gets my goat.

HungryHorace Fri 27-Jan-17 23:26:07

They aren't banned yet. The government said they'd ban them as soon as possible. I imagine they're slightly busy with Brexit right now though.

TheProblemOfSusan Fri 27-Jan-17 23:26:22

I think only in Scotland so far - would love to be corrected though, I've just paid out a fortune I'd like to have back!

SparkleShinyGlitter Fri 27-Jan-17 23:30:36

I don't think they are banned in the uk yet I believe all the government said was "it will happen as soon as possible" so that advert is doing nothing illegal

Pinkheart5915 Fri 27-Jan-17 23:34:01

I think that advert is fine as they aren't banned in the England yet so it isn't illegal I'm afraid

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