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Draft Tenant Fees Bill inquiry

Inquiry

The Communities and Local Government Committee conducted pre-legislative scrutiny of the Government's proposals to ban letting fees imposed by landlords and letting agents on tenants.

The draft Tenant Fees Bill (PDF 716 KB) was published on 1 November and according to the Secretary of State aims to deliver 'a fairer, more competitive, and more affordable lettings market where tenants have greater clarity and control over what they will pay and where the landlord is the primary customer of the letting agent'.

The Committee scrutinised the policy objectives, key provisions and likely impact of the draft Bill.

Reports, special reports and government responses

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3rd Report - Pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft Tenant Fees Bill
Inquiry Draft Tenant Fees Bill inquiry
HC 583
Report
Response to this report
Government response to the Committee's Third Report: Pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft Tenant Fees Bill
Cm 9610
Government Response

Oral evidence transcripts

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26 February 2018
Inquiry Draft Tenant Fees Bill inquiry
Witnesses i and ii) Heather Wheeler MP, Minister for Housing and Homelessness, Becky Perks, Private Rented Sector Policy Lead, and Anne Frost, Deputy Director, Private Rented Sector Division, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Oral Evidence
21 February 2018
Inquiry Draft Tenant Fees Bill inquiry
Witnesses i) Andy Fisher, Head of Housing, Health and Communities, Boston Borough Council, Councillor Robert Lawton, Portfolio Holder for Housing, Bournemouth Borough Council, and Councillor Clare Salier, Cabinet Member for Housing, London Borough of Wandsworth; Melanie Rees, Head of Policy, Chartered Institute of Housing, Tamara Sandoul, Policy Manager, Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, and Alison Farrar, Lead Officer, Chartered Trading Standards Institute (at 10.15am); ii) Andy Fisher, Head of Housing, Health and Communities, Boston Borough Council, Councillor Robert Lawton, Portfolio Holder for Housing, Bournemouth Borough Council, and Councillor Clare Salier, Cabinet Member for Housing, London Borough of Wandsworth (at 9.30am); Melanie Rees, Head of Policy, Chartered Institute of Housing, Tamara Sandoul, Policy Manager, Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, and Alison Farrar, Lead Officer, Chartered Trading Standards Institute (at 10.15am).
Oral Evidence
29 January 2018
Inquiry Draft Tenant Fees Bill inquiry
Witnesses i) Councillor Tony Newman, Member of LGA Environment, Economy, Housing and Transport Board, Leader, London Borough of Croydon, Sir Robin Wales, Mayor, London Borough of Newham, and Councillor Simon Blackburn, Blackpool Council; David Cox, Chief Executive, ARLA Propertymark, and Isobel Thomson, Chief Executive, National Approved Letting Scheme (at 5.00pm); ii) Councillor Tony Newman, Member of LGA Environment, Economy, Housing and Transport Board, Leader, London Borough of Croydon, Sir Robin Wales, Mayor, London Borough of Newham, and Councillor Simon Blackburn, Blackpool Council (at 4.00pm); David Cox, Chief Executive, ARLA Propertymark, and Isobel Thomson, Chief Executive, National Approved Letting Scheme (at 5.00pm).
Oral Evidence
Private Rented Sector Professionals Ltd (DTF0009)
Carter Jonas LLP (DTF0014)
My Place in Cornwall (DTF0032)

Contact us

Please note that the contact details below are for the Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee

  • Email: luhccom@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 1975 (general enquiries) | 020 7219 7556 (media inquiries)
  • Address: Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA