From today it is illegal for tenants to be charge by landlords or agents for things like receiving an inventory, signing a contract or renewing a tenancy.
The sweeping changes are part of a new Welsh Government law that is, says the government, designed to "make things simpler and fairer for tenants."
It's estimated the change will save tenants, on average, around £200 per tenancy.
Payment can only be demanded from tenants for:
- Security deposits
- Holding deposits
- A payment in default (when a tenant breaches a contract)
- Payments related to council tax
- A television licence
- Communication services
Fixed penalty notices of £1,000 and a fines system will be used to enforce the new law.