The Tories are crowing over their new law to “help private renters” – but there’s a HUGE catch

Tom D. Rogers - 13 February 2019

After two years of delays and obfuscation, the government’s ostensibly generous Tenant Fees Bill has finally gained Royal assent, meaning that from June 1st 2019, Estate Agents and landlords will no longer be able to charge any fees whatsoever – other than rent, deposits and tenancy renewal fees – to people wishing to rent a residential property.

At first glance, the new law looks likely a timely change of heart from the Tories, whose entire history shows a consistent theme of enacting laws that protect the wealth and power of landlords and property moguls over and above the rights of tenants... See more