Renters Reform Bill Introduced to Parliament

As on today (17th May), the government has introduced the delayed Renters Reform bill. Claimed to be a once in a generation reform, intended to deliver “safer, fairer, and higher quality homes”, the bill has now been published as a House of Commons Paper.

Michael Gove has announced that “Our new laws introduced to Parliament today will support the vast majority of responsible landlords who provide quality homes to tenants, while delivering our manifesto commitment to abolish Section 21 ‘no-fault’ evictions”. 


What does the bill include?

So far, the confirmed details of the Bill include: 

  • Abolishing Section 21 Evictions
  • The removal of ASTs and a switch to periodic tenancies
  • Section 8 – Strengthening of actions, focused on Anti-social tenants
  • Reforming the courts process for evictions, to help reduce delays
  • A proposed Ombudsman for PRS landands
  • Extra legal rights for tenants and pets
  • Introduction of Pet insurance to protect against damage in a rental property
  • Decent Homes Standard to be applied to the PRS for the first time

However, as time passes and the bill is debated, it may be possible that some of these details may change.

Here at Home Made, we will work to keep you updated with the latest happenings, as it progresses.

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