Tenant Fees Bill

Written evidence submitted by Mr Kameron Singh (TFB32)


Dear Sir/Madam,

I write in a personal capacity to submit evidence in relation to the Tenant Fees Bill at Committee Stage. As a long term, private rental tenant, I have significant interest in this bill.


Point Summary of evidence:

v Serious potential loophole in Bill – "Default Fees Exemption"

v "Reasonable Fees" loophole


Both of these two loopholes in the bill must be removed.

As they currently stand, they will effectively allow Landlords/Letting Agents to continue to charge excessive fees. If they are not removed, the Tenant Fees bill will not be fit for purpose.

This is a much needed and momentous piece of legislation to finally give proper protection to private tenants. Please do not allow these loopholes to remain in this bill.

May 2018

 

Prepared 4th June 2018