Three Tenants were charged fixed fees of £250 by Foxtons (yes them again) were taken to court (yes again) and lost (yes again).
Tenant Fee Ban
The tenants had each taken a short-term let for 8 weeks. Tenants took court action to recover the fee. Foxton’s argument was that the “agreement” was a “short-term let” and therefore not bound by the tenant fee act.
Court decides the fees charged were prohibited under the Tenant Fees Act 2019 and found that the “agreement” was an Assured Shorthold Tenancy AST.
There was no requirement for a minimum term for an AST and relying on the duration of the contractual term of the occupation does not determine an AST it is the nature of the occupation ie the principal home.
READ THE FULL COURT DECISION HERE