In a couple of weeks, AMs will finally get to see how the Welsh Government plans to ban letting fees. The Housing Minister, Rebecca Evans, will introduce the Bill and hopefully the opposition parties – the Conservatives, Plaid Cymru and UKIP – will maintain their support for the ban and make it as robust as possible.
We want to make sure that it’s a proper and full ban on all fees. There’s a danger that there could be loopholes exploited for particular kinds of fees or for there not to be enough done to ensure Rent Smart Wales can prosecute agents when they break the law and continue charging fees anyway.
Contact your AMs – you can find all their details here – if you want to make sure they speak up for renters and let them know how much the fees ban will improve your life as their constituent.