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Tenant Fees Act 2019

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Prohibitions etc applying to landlords and letting agents

    1. 1.Prohibitions applying to landlords

    2. 2.Prohibitions applying to letting agents

    3. 3.Prohibited and permitted payments

    4. 4.Effect of a breach of section 1 or 2

    5. 5.Treatment of holding deposit

  3. Enforcement

    1. 6.Enforcement by local weights and measures authorities

    2. 7.Enforcement by district councils

    3. 8.Financial penalties

    4. 9.Power to amend maximum financial penalties

    5. 10.Recovery by enforcement authority of amount paid

    6. 11.Interest on payments under section 10

    7. 12.Offences

    8. 13.Offences by bodies corporate

    9. 14.Duty to notify when taking enforcement action

    10. 15.Recovery by relevant person of amount paid

    11. 16.Assistance to recover amount paid

    12. 17.Restriction on terminating tenancy

  4. Amendments to the Consumer Rights Act 2015

    1. 18.Duty to publicise fees on third party websites

    2. 19.Information about membership of client money protection scheme

    3. 20.Penalties for continuing breach of duty

  5. Client money protection schemes

    1. 21.Enforcement of client money protection schemes for property agents

    2. 22.Client money protection schemes: approval and designation

    3. 23.Client money protection schemes: requirement to belong to a scheme etc

  6. Lead enforcement authority

    1. 24.Lead enforcement authority

    2. 25.General duties of the lead enforcement authority

    3. 26.Enforcement by the lead enforcement authority

  7. General interpretation

    1. 27.Meaning of “letting agent” and related expressions

    2. 28.Interpretation

  8. Final provisions

    1. 29.Consequential amendments

    2. 30.Transitional provision

    3. 31.Financial provisions

    4. 32.Crown application

    5. 33.Extent

    6. 34.Commencement

    7. 35.Short title

  9. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Permitted payments

      1. 1.Rent

      2. 2.Tenancy deposit

      3. 3.Holding deposit

      4. 4.Payment in the event of a default

      5. 5.A payment of damages for breach of a tenancy agreement...

      6. 6.Payment on variation, assignment or novation of a tenancy

      7. 7.Payment on termination of a tenancy

      8. 8.Payment in respect of council tax

      9. 9.Payment in respect of utilities etc

      10. 10.Payment in respect of a television licence

      11. 11.Payment in respect of communication services

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Treatment of holding deposit

      1. 1.Application

      2. 2.Interpretation

      3. 3.Requirement to repay holding deposit

      4. 4.If paragraph 3 applies, the deposit must be repaid within...

      5. 5.(1) The person who received the holding deposit must repay...

      6. 6.Exceptions

      7. 7.If all or part of the amount of the deposit...

      8. 8.Paragraph 3(b) or (c) does not apply if—

      9. 9.Paragraph 3(b) or (c) does not apply if the tenant...

      10. 10.Subject to paragraph 13, paragraph 3(c) does not apply if...

      11. 11.Subject to paragraph 13, paragraph 3(c) does not apply where...

      12. 12.Subject to paragraph 13, paragraph 3(c) does not apply where...

      13. 13.Paragraph 10, 11 or 12 does not apply (so that...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Financial penalties etc

      1. 1.Interpretation

      2. 2.Notice of intent

      3. 3.Right to make representations

      4. 4.Final notice

      5. 5.Withdrawal or amendment of notice

      6. 6.Appeals

      7. 7.Recovery of financial penalty

      8. 8.Recovery of prohibited payment etc

      9. 9.Assistance to recover prohibited payment etc

      10. 10.Proceeds of financial penalties

      11. 11.Any proceeds of a financial penalty imposed under this Act...

      12. 12.(1) In paragraph 10, “enforcement functions in relation to the...

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