The newly appointed Minister for Housing and Regeneration, Rebecca Evans AM, has confirmed that the Welsh Government will be pushing ahead with plans to ban letting fees to tenants in the New Year.
Following a consultation on the proposal, which closed on 27th September and attracted almost 700 respondents, the Housing Minister published a written statement last week outlining the current situation:
“The analysis shows that the majority of respondents, including a significant number of landlords, support a ban on fees being charged to tenants. Today, therefore, I am re-affirming the Welsh Government’s commitment to take action to ban fees being charged to tenants in the private rented sector.
“I have therefore instructed my officials to proceed with plans to develop legislation. Officials will also begin a programme of engagement with stakeholders to share information and help us shape detailed plans about how future legislation would work in practice.”
Further details are expected in the New Year.