Renters (Reform) Bill

There has been a lot of coverage in the media this week of the Rent Reform Bill. I have had a number of calls over the past few days in relation to this, and the first thing to say is that for the moment is nothing has changed.

There has been a lot of  focus on the headline grabbing elements of the Bill which include:-

  • Abolishing of Section 21 notices, commonly known as no fault evictions.
  • Reforms to strengthen powers to evict anti-social or non-paying tenants.
  • Prohibiting the blanket banning of tenants with pets, children or on benefits.

It must be remembered that the introduction of the bill has been delayed since 2019. Measures contained in the Bill will still need to overcome the usual legislative process and readings in the Houses of Parliament. There will be hurdles and amendments along the way,  and whether the Bill will make it on to the statute book before the next General Election, is still open to debate.

As we have seen with the recent delaying until 2028 of the EPC changes for rental properties, legislative change does take time.

Whitaker Cadre is a member of the professional body Propertymark who will continue to lobby the Government to represent the best interests of agents and landlords .

As an individual member of ARLA/Propertymark I will keep you updated with any new information I receive. However, please feel free to contact me if you need anything further.

Best regards


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