The Tenant Fees Act 2019 (Commencement No. 3) Regulations 2019

Document Number:2019 No. 857 (C. 20)
 
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Statutory Instruments

Housing, England

Made

11 th April 2019

The Secretary of State makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by section 34(1) and (2) of the Tenant Fees Act 2019(1).

Citation and interpretation

  1. —(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Tenant Fees Act 2019 (Commencement No. 3) Regulations 2019.

    (2) In these Regulations “the Act” means the Tenant Fees Act 2019.

    Provisions coming into force on 15 th April 2019

  2. The following provisions of the Act come into force on 15 th April 2019—

    (a) section 24 (lead enforcement authority) for all remaining purposes;

    (b) section 25 (general duties of the lead enforcement authority);

    (c) section 26 (enforcement by the lead enforcement authority) so far as it applies to the relevant letting agency legislation as defined in section 24(6) of the Act excluding paragraph (a) of that definition;

    (d) section 29 (consequential amendments).

    Provisions coming into force on 1 st June 2019

  3. The following provisions of the Act come into force on 1 st June 2019—

    (a) section 1 (prohibitions applying to landlords);

    (b) section 2 (prohibitions applying to letting agents);

    (c) section 3 (prohibited and permitted payments) for all remaining purposes;

    (d) section 4 (effect of a breach of section 1 or 2);

    (e) section 5 (treatment of holding deposit);

    (f) section 6 (enforcement by local weights and measures authorities);

    (g) section 7 (enforcement by district councils);

    (h) section 8 (financial penalties);

    (i) section 10 (recovery by enforcement authority of amount paid);

    (j) section 11 (interest on payments under section 10);

    (k) section 12 (offences);

    (l) section 13 (offences by bodies corporate);

    (m) section 14 (duty to notify when taking enforcement action);

    (n) section 15 (recovery by relevant person of amount paid);

    (o) section 16 (assistance to recover amount paid);

    (p) section 17 (restriction on terminating tenancy);

    (q) section 18 (duty to publicise fees on third party websites);

    (r) section 19 (information about membership of client money protection scheme);

    (s) section 20 (penalties for continuing breach of duty);

    (t) section 21 (enforcement of client money protection schemes for property agents) for all remaining purposes;

    (u) section 26 (enforcement by the lead enforcement authority) for all remaining purposes;

    (v) section 27 (meaning of letting agent and related expressions);

    (w) section 28 (interpretation) for all remaining purposes;

    (x) section 30 (transitional...

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