- Jan 15, 2013
- United Kingdom
"Must be an option taken knowingly" is a hell of a defence, considering it just means the landlord can't legally lie to the tenant and steal hundreds or thousands of dollars from them. Is that what you consider a robust consumer protection?It does not place a specific numerical cap on what the fees are. It does, however, say that the fees can only be an option taken knowingly by renters, with a signed agreement by the renters, in the place of a security deposit that must also be an option both before and after agreeing to such fees, so those fees can be opted out of at any time, and can never be charged without giving the option for a traditional security deposit. That is a lot of limits.