Labour pledges to ban high letting agent fees

Ahead of a party campaign for the European and local elections, Ed Miliband tweeted that a Labour government would aim to ban high agent fees.

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A Labour government will make sure renters get a fair deal: we'll make long-term tenancies the norm and ban letting agents fees for tenants.

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On average renters are made to pay £350 by letting agents just to move home. A Labour government will stop that.

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Good to discuss Labour's plan to address challenges faced by generation rent with @rupahuq yesterday in West London http://t.co/4r8AgcXB2z

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Miliband pledges cap on private rent rises

Labour would cap private sector rent rises, ban letting agents charging tenants fees and introduce three-year tenancies, Ed Miliband will promise as he launches the party's campaign for the European and local elections.