News — Articles from November 2016

Proposed Letting Agent’s Fee Ban

Following is our response to yesterday’s Autumn Statement from the Chancellor, Philip Hammond. We would welcome your views on the proposed ban on letting agents fees.

Important Tenant Information

As many people will be aware, the Government has announced a review of fees chargeable to tenants at the start of a new tenancy, which may result in a total ban on fees chargeable.

We at Devon Sales and Lettings have always believed that there should be a cap on the amount of fees payable by tenants, and that all lettings companies should be regulated and licensed.

It has long been perceived that letting companies unfairly charge tenants all sorts of fees when they rent a property, as well as fees during the tenancy including tenancy renewal fees and also additional fees at the end of the tenancy, and the tenant in a lot of situations were not made aware of the fees in advance or that the fees are excessive.…

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