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Wales fee ban: Landlords invited to help develop guidance

Victoria Barker
Written by Victoria Barker

The Welsh Government is inviting landlords to help shape its official guidance on the fee ban in Wales.

Plans to introduce a ban in Wales were given Royal Assent earlier this year, with the ban set to be introduced this September.

Under the Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Act, letting agents and landlords will only be allowed to accept rent, security deposits, holding deposits, a payment in default (when a tenant breaches a contract), and payments in respect of council tax, utilities, a television licence, or communication services.

The act will also cap holding deposits, paid to reserve a property before the signing of a rental contract, to the equivalent of a week’s rent and create provisions to ensure their prompt repayment.

Landlords with rental properties in Wales are being urged to think about if there is an area of the Renting Homes (Wales) Act that they would like to see some clarity on.

How to get involved

To get involved, please email questions you have to RLA policy officer Mathew Norman: mathew.norman@rla.org.uk

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About the author

Victoria Barker

Victoria Barker

Victoria is the Communications Officer for the RLA.

She is responsible for producing articles for our Campaigns and News Centre, the weekly E-News newsletter and media review, and creating social media content. She also contributes to our members magazine, Residential Property Investor.

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