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Welsh Secretary calls on Welsh Government to crackdown on rogue landlords

The UK Government has today announced plans to crackdown on unfair management agents in England.

The Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns is calling on the Welsh Government to take measures to protect tenants in Wales from unjust fees and rogue landlords and agents.

Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns said:

Getting set up in a private tenancy can be eye-wateringly expensive. Not only must new tenants find thousands of pounds upfront for deposits and rent in advance – they also have to pay fees to letting agents for a range of administrative costs which can often run into the hundreds of pounds.

This has been going on for far too long and, today, the UK Government is taking a stand by giving tenants in England more power to challenge extortionate fees and poor treatment.

Wales must not get left behind. It is time that the Welsh Government followed the example being set in England and move quickly to protect tenants in Wales from unjust fees and rogue landlords.

Read more about the measures unveiled by the UK Government here

 

Channel website: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/office-of-the-secretary-of-state-for-wales

Original article link: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/welsh-secretary-calls-on-welsh-government-to-crackdown-on-rogue-landlords

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