Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2019
On June 1st letting agents will no longer be able to charge Tenancy Set up fees to tenants, a step that is welcomed by FSS because it will create greater transparency in the rental sector as a whole.
The new laws have been introduced to tackle complaints from tenants in England and Wales who have sometimes found themselves subject to very high charges to simply move into a new home, or to be checked out of their property. Fees are already banned in Scotland.
As one of the largest letting agents in Yorkshire, with over 1000 rental properties in the Harrogate area, we are pleased that tenants will now have greater clarity over the charges associated with renting a home and not be overcharged for services provided.
Business as usual at FSS
Our tenants can expect the same attentive service as ever from our friendly lettings team and our landlords will continue to benefit from the added value that FSS has been providing for 25 years.
With an experienced ARLA qualified team and dedicated maintenance department, landlords and tenants trust us to take care of them and their property. We work harder than any other agent to provide an outstanding service that sets us apart from others in the market.
What’s more, we don’t pay our staff commission on deals, our clients can therefore be sure we are acting in their best interests with matching tenants and landlords and are not pulling a deal together just to earn a cut.
The FSS difference
Here are just a few of the reasons landlords and tenants trust FSS for lettings: