New rental charges change across England explained
From June new renters and those renewing their tenancies across England will not have to pay any upfront fees ahead of their tenancy.
It effectively eliminates the reference and credit check fees that can run into hundreds of pounds.
The changes mean there will also be caps on how much landlords and agents can ask for as a security deposit and rent in advance.
The National Landlords Association argues that, while the ban means greater clarity for agents, landlords and tenants, the new restrictions will make it harder for vulnerable tenants to access privately rented properties.
Video produced by Paul Murphy-Kasp
30 May 2019