A majority of letting agents believe that rents will rise by 5% to 10% per month once the fees ban is introduced.
Only a tiny proportion (1.33%) are in favour of the ban, with 79% in favour of a cap.
These are two of the findings by guaranteed rent firm Rent4sure, which surveyed 452 letting agents from around the country to ask for their views.
While about 40% think rents will rise by 5% to 10%, 25% think rents will go up by between 1% and 5%, and nearly 20% think the rise will be 10-15%. The remainder think that rents could rise upwards of 15%.
The agents overwhelmingly (92%) said the ban will affect the profitability of their business.
The findings are in contrast to a claim by Goodlord that most agents were broadly supportive of the ban.