The Association of Residential Letting Agents has taken the unusual step of making a fact sheet available to all agents, not just to members, as part of its campaign opposing the ban on fees levied on tenants.
The government revealed its draft of the Tenants’ Fees Bill last week - Letting Agent Today covered it here - and ARLA has now launched a campaign urging its members to lobby MPs.
The factsheet, which explains the campaign, sets out a summary of the Bill and advises agents on the points to make to their MPs.
It also includes a template of a letter to MPs and suggests points to make in public debates and local press letters on the subject of the banning of letting agents’ fees.
ARLA Propertymark believes that tenants should meet the costs genuinely incurred on their behalf. It says referencing checks, including mandatory Right to Rent checks which are required by law, are essential in supporting tenants to commit to rent at a sustainable level and avoid taking on financial burdens they cannot meet.
You can see details of the ARLA campaign and factsheet on the association's website, here.