Housing minister – banning letting agent fees a “bad idea”

Ryan Bembridge

November 23, 2016

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Back in September Housing Minister Gavin Barwell branded the banning of letting agent fees a “bad idea”.

He was asked on twitter if the rest of the UK would follow Scotland’s lead by imposing a ban by co-leader of the Green Party Caroline Lucas.

Barwell responded: “Bad idea – landlords would pass cost to tenants via rent.

“We’re looking at other ways to cut upfront costs & raise standards.”

The announcement is expected in today’s Autumn statement.

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