A Liberal Democrat Government would press ahead with the tenant fee ban but would go even further with a cap on upfront deposits.
The party’s General Election manifesto includes several pledges aimed at protecting renters and helping people on to the property ladder.
The document proposes a Rent to Own scheme where payments give tenants an increasing stake in a property to own outright after 30 years.
The Party says it would also ban developers advertising homes abroad before the UK and would give tenants first refusal to buy a home if their landlord wanted to sell.
It also has proposals for mandatory landlord licensing, three-year tenancies and inflation linked rent increases.
The manifesto said: “House prices are high across the country – even where houses are available to buy, they are often unaffordable for first-time buyers.
“In many areas, the rental market has also become unaffordable. Young people, in particular, need support from the Government to help them find and keep a home of their own.”