Communities and Local Government Committee

Draft Tenant Fees Bill inquiry

Inquiry status: open

The deadline for submissions was Thursday 14 December. Please contact the Committee if you need to send evidence late.

Scope of the inquiry

The Communities and Local Government Committee conducts 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 scrutinises the policy objectives, key provisions and likely impact of the draft Bill.

Terms of reference: Draft Tenant Fees Bill inquiry

Latest evidence

  • 29 Jan 2018 - Draft Tenants' Fees Bill - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF333 KB) HC 583 | Published 01 Feb 2018

    Evidence given by 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).

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Next meeting(s)

21 February 2018 9:30 am

Oral Evidence Session

Draft Tenants' Fees Bill
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Witness(es)

Andy Fisher, Head of Housing, Health and Communities, Boston Borough Council
Councillor Robert Lawton, Portfolio Holder for Housing, Bournemouth Borough Council
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
Alison Farrar, Lead Officer, Chartered Trading Standards Institute

Location

Room 15, Palace of Westminster

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