1st June 2019 Tenant Fee Ban becomes law
From the 1st June 2019 the Tenant Fee Bill becomes law. It basically means that landlords cannot charge tenants for anything except
- 1. Rent
- 2. Security deposit
- 3. Holding deposit
Banned fees include: https://nlceuk.co.uk/2019/03/19/what-does-the-tenant-fee-ban-mean-to-landlords/
New Section 21 6a form
The s21 6a form changes by law 1 June and statutory instrument means legal requirement, but the old forms are still on the direct gov website.
This is the link to new s21 6a form: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2019/915/made
New How to Rent Guide
A new How to Rent Guide has been released to coincide with this new legislation, so you need to destroy any old copies and use this one for all tenancies set up in June 2019 onwards: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/805826/6.5707_MHCLG_How_to_Rent_v4.pdf
We don’t need to give it to existing tenants until a new tenancy begins, including a statutory periodic.
Make sure you are not caught out, as you could be liable for a fine of up to £5,000!
Tenant fee ban tenancy agreement
This new PIMS tenancy agreement template also complies with the new legislation: https://www.pims.co.uk/news-article/new_pims_ast_ban_letting_fees_compliant/2383/
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