HC Deb 29 June 1944 vol 401 c818W
Mr. Mander

asked the Minister of Health if he will take steps to prevent the extortion of key money from persons desiring to become tenants of houses on housing estates.

Mr. Willink

The Rent Restrictions Acts prohibit the charging of a premium for the grant of a tenancy of a house subject to the provisions of those Acts under penalty of a fine not exceeding£100. If my hon. Friend would be good enough to send me particulars of any housing estates where he has reason to suppose that this practice is adopted, I will have inquiries made.

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