We have known it was coming for over two years and now, the Tenant Fee Ban is in place in England. 

Tenants can only be asked to pay the rent and a five week deposit when taking a new tenancy. Charges for referencing, additional charges for permission to have pets and numerous other charges are now "prohibited".

This has made the private rental sector more accessible to many prospective tenants as they are not having to stump up for letting agent fees as well as rent and a deposit when the move in. Only time will tell as to the long-term effects of the ban.

If you have any queries, please do contact the Landlord and Tenant Team at Dutton Gregory.