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Where residential tenants paid a holding deposit and agent’s admin fees before the Tenant Fees Act 2019 (TFA 2019) came into force, and a tenancy was then granted after it came into force, what is the impact of TFA 2019 on the payments received?

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Published on LexisPSL on 08/06/2021

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  • Where residential tenants paid a holding deposit and agent’s admin fees before the Tenant Fees Act 2019 (TFA 2019) came into force, and a tenancy was then granted after it came into force, what is the impact of TFA 2019 on the payments received?

Where residential tenants paid a holding deposit and agent’s admin fees before the Tenant Fees Act 2019 (TFA 2019) came into force, and a tenancy was then granted after it came into force, what is the impact of TFA 2019 on the payments received?

The Tenant Fees Act 2019 (TFA 2019) came into force on 1 June 2019 and prevents the charging of fees by landlords or agents to tenants, other than specific permitted fees. It applies to England only. The fees permitted include rent, a holding deposit of up to one week’s rent, the tenancy deposit, and contractual changes, capped at £50.

A breach of the provisions of TFA 2019 has the effect that any term that

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