A draft bill will be introduced to parliament today, in a bid to ban letting agents from charging high introductory fees to tenants across England.
The bill comes as part of a reform of the private rental sector and was initially proposed in last November’s Autumn Statement.
CEO of eMoov.co.uk, Russell Quirk, said: “The introduction of this bill brings us a step closer to levelling the playing field between letting agent and tenant and one that is certainly a step in the right direction.
“The rental sector can be a minefield of unforeseen costs and a ban on letting fees should make the whole process a lot more transparent and consumer friendly. ”