Recent court judgement allows tenants to recover tenancy fees

A recent court ruling in a case regarding tenancy fees has confirmed that where a Letting Agent passes on to the tenant any part of the costs of work commissioned by the landlord, these costs may be recoverable by the tenant if they have evidence of payment in the last six years.

Whilst the recent court case confirms the current law (the Commission on the Disposal of Lands (Northern Ireland) Order 1986), it doesn’t necessarily mean that in all circumstances there will be an automatic entitlement to a refund. It is important therefore that anyone who may have been impacted seeks advice.

Tenants can visit the Housing Rights website or call the Housing Rights helpline on 028 9024 5640 for more information.

Landlords requiring further advice can contact the landlord helpline on 028 9024 5640 selecting option 5.

Read the judgement summary here