The Chancellor has just finished delivering his Autumn Statement, where he outlined plans to ban letting agent fees and protect tenants from rocketing costs. But, according to Wilkins Kennedy LLP’s Head of Property and Construction, tenants will still pick up the bill. Mr Hammond will bring in the new laws “as soon as possible” that will see the end of fees charged to tenants for a range of administration activities, such as referencing and credit checks. However, this perceived cost of around £200 per agreement that is applicable to around 4.3 million households, will inevitably be passed back to landlords who may increase rents as a way of retrieving the cost.
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