Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Act 2019

Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Act 2019

The Welsh Government is going to issue clarifications to two regulations before the end of this year and if agreed by politicians, they will be integrated into the current legislation banning agents' fees levied on tenants.

The Welsh fees ban was introduced back on September 1 but unlike the similar ban in England, introduced in April, there were some outstanding issues to be clarified.

Following a consultation the Welsh Government says it will bring forward regulations under paragraph 6 of Schedule 1, and paragraph 11 of Schedule 2, to the Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Act 2019:

  1. To prescribe the description and the limits of payments in default which are to be regarded as permitted payments.
  2. To specify information a landlord (or their agent) should provide to a prospective tenant before a holding deposit is taken.

For more information on the consultation please see link below:


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