Draft bill to ban fees in Wales could be introduced ‘imminently’

Draft bill to ban fees in Wales could be introduced ‘imminently’

ARLA Propertymark has stated that a draft Bill to ban fees in Wales could soon be published.

Whilst it was confirmed in February by the Welsh Assembly that a Bill would be introduced to ban private rental sector fees, it announced last week that it would be asking those in the industry to share their view. Set to be delivered before the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee, this is due to take place over the next few months, though it will be after the Bill has been brought in.

Chief Executive of ARLA, David Cox, said: “Looking at the Committee’s calendar of meeting dates it is likely that the draft Bill will be introduced imminently.”

He went on to highlight concerns over the introduction of a ban, stating: “We have already engaged with the Welsh Government to explain our grave concerns about the impact a ban will have on staff numbers, the quality of properties and rent prices across the sector.

“We will be engaging fully with Assembly Members to ensure they understand the negative implications that a ban will deliver.”

Georgia Owen

Georgia is the Content Executive and will be your primary contact when submitting your latest news. While studying for an LLB at the University of Liverpool, Georgia gained experience working within retail, as well as social media management. She later went on to work for a local newspaper, before starting at Today’s Conveyancer.

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