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Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Act 2019

Part 6: Publicising Letting Agents’ Fees

Section 23 – Publicising letting agents’ fees

106.This section provides that the Welsh Ministers may by regulations amend Chapter 3 of Part 3 of the Consumer Rights Act 2015 (“the 2015 Act”) to require a letting agent to ensure that any online advertiser (as defined) publicises certain fees charged by the agent, so far as they relate to dwelling-houses in Wales. The fees concerned are defined in section 85 of the 2015 Act and include fees payable by a landlord or tenant in respect of letting agency work and property management work. The regulations may also amend the 2015 Act to allow more than one penalty to be imposed on a letting agent in relation to the same breach of a duty in Chapter 3 of Part 3 of the 2015 Act so far as the breach relates to dwelling-houses in Wales.

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