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: email@example.com
- The RLA heavily active in representing landlords at high level select committee appearances during the progression of this Bill. Read more about our campaigning here
- To learn more about the tenant fee ban in England, which came into force on 1st June 2019, read the RLA’s guidance for landlords.
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