Members of the Lords, including the chair of the Centre for Social Justice Housing Commission and a vice chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on the Private Rented Sector, discussed the key principles and purpose of the Tenant Fees Bill during second reading, on Wednesday 10 October.
Members discussed unfair letting fees, compensation payments to tenants and home share schemes.
Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth (Conservative), parliamentary under-secretary in the Department for Housing, Communities and Local Government, responded on behalf of the government.
Committee stage, the first chance to amend the bill and make changes, is scheduled for Monday 5 November.
Tenant Fees Bill summary
This bill will aim to:
- make renting fairer and more affordable for tenants by reducing the costs at the outset of a tenancy
- improve transparency and competition in the private rental market
- ban letting fees paid by tenants in England
- improve fairness, competition and affordability in the lettings sector