Tenant Fees Act 2019

Make provision prohibiting landlords and letting agents from requiring certain payments to be made or certain other steps to be taken; to make provision about the payment of holding deposits; to make provision about enforcement and about the lead enforcement authority; to amend the provisions of the Consumer Rights Act 2015 about information to be provided by letting agents; to make provision about client money protection schemes; and for connected purposes.

Government Bill
(Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government)

Official Bill Page Initial Explanatory Notes Initial Briefing papers Initial Library Notes

This bill has received Royal Assent and has become an Act of Parliament

Primary Bill Debate Contributors by Party

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Conservative Rishi Sunak (View contribution) 23069 words
Democratic Unionist Party Jim Shannon (View contribution) 55 words
Green Party Caroline Lucas (View contribution) 153 words
Labour Melanie Onn 28407 words
Labour (Co-op) Lloyd Russell-Moyle (View contribution) 882 words
Liberal Democrat Wera Hobhouse (View contribution) 1353 words
Scottish National Party Angela Crawley (View contribution) 1505 words
Speaker John Bercow 80 words

Bill Progession through Parliament

Commons Completed
Lords Completed
Royal Assent

Most recent key documents

Date Type Title
12 Feb 2019 Act of Parliament Tenant Fees Act 2019 (c. 4)
16 Jan 2019 Bills Bill 316 2017-19 Lords Amendments to the Bill
28 Dec 2018 Briefing papers Update on progress of the Bill
3 Oct 2018 Library Notes Tenant Fees Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages
16 Jan 2019 Explanatory Notes Bill 316 EN 2017-19
23 Jan 2019 Amendment papers Commons Consideration of Lords Amendments as at 23 January 2019

Timeline of Bill Documents and Stages

Date Type Title
12/02/2019 Royal Assent (Hansard)
12/02/2019 Royal Assent (Minutes of Proceedings)
12/02/2019Act of Parliament Tenant Fees Act 2019 (c. 4)
24/01/2019Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons Proceedings on Consideration of Lords Amendments as at 23 January 2019
23/01/2019 Ping Pong: House of Commons
23/01/2019 Programme motion: House of Commons
23/01/2019Amendment papers Commons Consideration of Lords Amendments as at 23 January 2019
23/01/2019Selection of amendments: Commons Consideration of Lords Amendments (PDF)
22/01/2019Amendment papers Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 21 January 2019
16/01/2019Bills Bill 316 2017-19 Lords Amendments to the Bill
16/01/2019Explanatory Notes Bill 316 EN 2017-19
15/01/2019 3rd reading (Hansard): House of Lords
15/01/2019 3rd reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords
14/01/2019Amendment papers HL Bill 152-I Marshalled list for Third Reading (PDF)
08/01/2019Amendment papers HL Bill 152(a) Amendments for Third Reading (PDF)
28/12/2018Briefing papers Update on progress of the Bill
11/12/2018 Report stage (Hansard): House of Lords
11/12/2018 Report stage (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords
11/12/2018Bills HL Bill 152 (as amended on Report)
07/12/2018Amendment papers HL Bill 129-R-I Marshalled list for Report (PDF)
06/12/2018Amendment papers HL Bill 129-R(e) Amendments for Report (PDF)
05/12/2018Amendment papers HL Bill 129-R(d) Amendments for Report (PDF)
03/12/2018Amendment papers HL Bill 129-R(c) Amendments for Report (PDF)
28/11/2018Amendment papers HL Bill 129-R(b) Amendment for Report (PDF)
27/11/2018Amendment papers HL Bill 129-R(a) Amendments for Report (PDF)
20/11/2018 Committee: 1st sitting (Hansard): House of Lords
20/11/2018 Committee: 1st sitting (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords
16/11/2018Amendment papers HL Bill 129-II Second marshalled list for Committee (PDF)
15/11/2018Amendment papers HL Bill 129-I(Rev)(a) Amendment for Committee (PDF)
02/11/2018Amendment papers HL Bill 129-I(Rev) Revised marshalled list for Grand Committee (PDF)
02/11/2018Will write letters Letter dated 02/11/2018 from Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to Members regarding enforcement and consumer guidance relating to the Tenant Fees Bill (PDF, 403KB)
01/11/2018Amendment papers HL Bill 129-I Marshalled list for Grand Committee (PDF)
31/10/2018Amendment papers HL Bill 129(c) Amendments for Grand Committee (PDF)
30/10/2018Amendment papers HL Bill 129(b) Amendments for Grand Committee (PDF)
24/10/2018Amendment papers HL Bill 129(a) Amendment for Committee (PDF)
18/10/2018Will write letters Letter dated 18/10/2018 from Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to Lords regarding issues raised during the second reading of the Tenant Fees Bill. (PDF, 2MB)
10/10/2018 2nd reading (Hansard): House of Lords
10/10/2018 2nd reading (Minutes of (Proceedings): House of Lords
03/10/2018Library Notes Tenant Fees Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages
06/09/2018 1st reading (Hansard): House of Lords
06/09/2018 1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords
06/09/2018Bills HL Bill 129 (as introduced)
06/09/2018Explanatory Notes HL Bill 129 Explanatory Notes
06/09/2018Delegated Powers Memoranda Tenant Fees Bill: Delegated Powers Memorandum (PDF)
06/09/2018Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons Report Stage Proceedings as at 5 September 2018
05/09/2018 3rd reading: House of Commons
05/09/2018 Report stage: House of Commons
05/09/2018Amendment papers Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 5 September 2018
05/09/2018Selection of amendments: Commons Consideration on Report (PDF)
04/09/2018Amendment papers Notices of Amendments as at 3 September 2018
03/09/2018Amendment papers Notices of Amendments as at 31 August 2018
31/08/2018Amendment papers Notices of Amendments as at 30 August 2018
13/06/2018Written evidence Written Evidence: LiFE Residential (TFB48)
13/06/2018Written evidence Written Evidence: London Borough of Newham (TFB49)
13/06/2018Written evidence Written Evidence: Yasmine Eldene, Atwell Martin (TFB50)
13/06/2018Written evidence Written Evidence: John Socha, Socha Estates (TFB51)
13/06/2018Written evidence Written Evidence: Dan Wilson Craw, Director, Generation Rent (TFB52)
13/06/2018Written evidence Written Evidence: Chartered Institute of Housing (TFB53)
13/06/2018Written evidence Written Evidence: Paul Atwell (TFB54)
13/06/2018Written evidence Written Evidence: Will Linley, Linley & Simpson (TFB55)
13/06/2018Written evidence Written Evidence: John Socha, Socha Estates (further submission) (TFB56)
13/06/2018Written evidence Written Evidence: Hayley Brinn (TFB57)
13/06/2018Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons All proceedings up to 12 June at Public Bill Committee Stage
13/06/2018Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 12 June 2018
12/06/2018 Committee Debate: 4th sitting: House of Commons
12/06/2018 Committee Debate: 5th sitting: House of Commons
12/06/2018 Committee Debates: compilation pdf of sittings so far: House of Commons
12/06/2018Amendment papers Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 12 June 2018
12/06/2018Will write letters Letter from the Minister for Local Government (PDF, 37KB)
08/06/2018Amendment papers Notices of Amendments as at 7 June 2018
08/06/2018Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 7 June 2018
07/06/2018 Committee Debate: 2nd sitting: House of Commons
07/06/2018 Committee Debate: 3rd sitting: House of Commons
07/06/2018Written evidence Written Evidence: Shelter (TFB42) (PDF, 542KB)
07/06/2018Written evidence Written Evidence: Chartered Trading Standards Institute (TFB43)
07/06/2018Written evidence Written Evidence: Leaders Romans Group Limited (TFB44) (PDF, 894KB)
07/06/2018Written evidence Written Evidence: Dr Andrew Summers (TFB45)
07/06/2018Written evidence Written Evidence: iQ Student Accommodation (TFB46)
07/06/2018Written evidence Written Evidence: Good2Rent (TFB47) (PDF, 151KB)
07/06/2018Amendment papers Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 7 June 2018
07/06/2018Selection of amendments: Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 1 (PDF, 441KB)
06/06/2018Written evidence Written Evidence: Riley Marshall (TFB01) (PDF, 1MB)
06/06/2018Written evidence Written Evidence: Tracey Glenn, Lettings Director at John German (TFB02)
06/06/2018Written evidence Written Evidence: Steve Harris, Managing Director at Abode (TFB03)
06/06/2018Written evidence Written Evidence: Simon Hardy, Director, Harvey Scott Cheshire Ltd (TFB04)
06/06/2018Written evidence Written Evidence: Maria Morgan, Managing Director, Platinum Properties Ely (TFB05)
06/06/2018Written evidence Written Evidence: Andrew GM Hepburn, Proprietor, Mead Property Management (TFB06)
06/06/2018Written evidence Written Evidence: Sue & John Warburton, Proprietors of Belvoir - Leamington Spa (TFB07) (PDF, 142KB)
06/06/2018Written evidence Written Evidence: Phil Watson, Managing Director, Martin&Co; (TFB08)
06/06/2018Written evidence Written Evidence: Sonny Sabharwal, Lettings Director, Hampton-Heath (TFB09)
06/06/2018Written evidence Written Evidence: David Votta, Senior Lettings Manager, Haart (TFB10) (PDF, 462KB)
06/06/2018Written evidence Written Evidence: Deanna Musgrave, BEP Relocation (TFB11)
06/06/2018Written evidence Written Evidence: Dennis H Dowen, Dowen Surveyors and Estate Agents (TFB12)
06/06/2018Written evidence Written Evidence: Stan Heeks and others (TFB13)
06/06/2018Written evidence Written Evidence: Grant Nicholls, Woodholls, Director (TFB14)
06/06/2018Written evidence Written Evidence: Urban Patchwork (TFB15)
06/06/2018Written evidence Written Evidence: Michael and Elizabeth Fenton (TFB16)
06/06/2018Written evidence Written Evidence: Steve Ballam, Director, Martin&Co; Poole (TFB17)
06/06/2018Written evidence Written Evidence: Louise Griffiths, Managing Director, Martin&Co; (TFB18)
06/06/2018Written evidence Written Evidence: Susan Rowlands, Peach Lettings (TFB19)
06/06/2018Written evidence Written Evidence: Roy Pabari, Hilton & Fox Ltd (TFB20)
06/06/2018Written evidence Written Evidence: Simon Bland, Director, sbliving Limited (TFB21)
06/06/2018Written evidence Written Evidence: Jonathan Morgan, Managing Director, Morgans City Living (TFB22)
06/06/2018Written evidence Written Evidence: Adam Gregory, AGT Property Management & Lettings Ltd (TFB23)
06/06/2018Written evidence Written Evidence: Luke Gidney, Managing Director, Let Leeds (TFB24)
06/06/2018Written evidence Written Evidence: Daniel Dow, Director, KT Residential Ltd (TFB25)
06/06/2018Written evidence Written Evidence: Bill Cooper (TFB26)
06/06/2018Written evidence David Westgate, Chief Executive, Andrews Property Group (TFB27)
06/06/2018Written evidence Nathan Anderson Dixon, Managing Director, Abode Midlands (TFB28)
06/06/2018Written evidence James Whittaker, Norwich Accommodation Agency (TFB29)
06/06/2018Written evidence Jenny Robinson, Hythe and Waterside Lettings (TFB31)
06/06/2018Written evidence Mr Kameron Singh (TFB32)
06/06/2018Written evidence Sarah Hope, Saxon Kings (TFB33)
06/06/2018Written evidence Jeremy Traynor, Traynor and Co Surveyors (TFB34)
06/06/2018Written evidence Lucinda Watts, Sulgrave Estates Limited (TFB35)
06/06/2018Written evidence Citizens Advice (TFB36)
06/06/2018Written evidence ARLA Propertymark (TFB37)
06/06/2018Written evidence Refugee Council (TFB38)
06/06/2018Written evidence Movemetolondon.com (TFB39)
06/06/2018Written evidence Mervyn Terrett, A-Top Management Services Ltd (TFB40)
06/06/2018Written evidence Residential Landlords Association (TFB41)
06/06/2018Amendment papers Notices of Amendments as at 5 June 2018
06/06/2018Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 5 June 2018
05/06/2018 Committee Debate: 1st sitting: House of Commons
05/06/2018Amendment papers Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 5 June 2018
04/06/2018Amendment papers Notices of Amendments as at 1 June 2018
04/06/2018Press notices Schedule of meetings (PDF, 384KB)
25/05/2018Amendment papers Notices of Amendments as at 24 May 2018
22/05/2018Press notices Have your say on the Tenant Fees Bill
21/05/2018 2nd reading: House of Commons
21/05/2018 Money resolution: House of Commons
16/05/2018Briefing papers Briefing Paper on Second Reading
02/05/2018 1st reading: House of Commons
02/05/2018Bills Bill 203 2017-19, as introduced
02/05/2018Explanatory Notes Bill 203 EN 2017-19
01/05/2018Impact Assessments Tenant Fees Bill Impact Assessment - 1 May 2018