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Finance Minister Conor Murphy (Presseye/PA)

Finance Minister Conor Murphy (Presseye/PA)

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Finance Minister Conor Murphy (Presseye/PA)

Stormont's finance minister has poured cold water on introducing legislation to prevent real estate agents from charging tenants "illegal" letting fees, leading to calls for "action, not words" on the issue.

It comes after Belfast City Council (BCC) passed a motion earlier this week calling for the practice to be stopped, with councils being given the power to enforce potential legislation.

Conor Murphy was questioned on whether he would bring forward regulations banning such fees by SDLP MLA Justin McNulty, however he said it would not be a matter for his department.


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