To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:
1. Notes proposals from the UK Government to abolish fees charged by letting agents to tenants in England.
2. Regrets that, on average, tenants are charged £233 in letting fees.
3. Calls on the Welsh Government to:
(a) take action to consider the impact of the abolition of these fees which has already taken place in Scotland;
(b) bring forward legislation in this Assembly to ban renters fees, ensuring that costs cannot be passed on to:
(i) tenants, by way of artificially higher rents; and
(ii) private landlords, noting that they form a valuable part of helping renters on to the property ladder
Business type: Debate
Reason considered: Assembly Business;
First published: 01/12/2016
Decision due: 7 Dec 2016 by Plenary
Lead member: Neil Hamilton AM