Fair Rents (Scotland) Bill or Artificial state manipulation of free market rent?10:34 AM, 6th November 2020
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Our article “Ban on Lettings Fees to commence June 1st” (click here) created a great deal of discussion in the comments section and in-depth detail on what will and won’t be allowed and is worth catching up on along with the examples below.
Further examples of fees banned, but not exhaustive include:
It also cannot be made a condition to take a third party service such as a specific insurance product or Deposit replacement Scheme. Tenants must be given a choice or the tenancy could become invalid.
A Landlord and Agent are in breach of the fees ban if a charge is made and kept for any fee that is not exempt. Trading Standards can issue a fine of up to £30,000 for a breach and a Section 21 notice will be unable to be served on the tenant.
Fees exempt from the ban include:
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