Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Renters (Reform) Bill
The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) have set out the government’s plans to fundamentally reform the private rented sector (PRS) and level up housing quality.
The proposed reforms, the Renters (Reform) Bill, commit to “bring in a better deal for renters” and marks “the biggest shake-up of the private rented sector in 30 years”.
The Bill, introduced to parliament on 17th May 2023, will need to pass through parliament before becoming law.
The Bill will deliver on the Government’s 2019 manifesto promise to deliver a ‘fairer private rented sector’ for all. For tenants, it will bring improved standards. The Bill ends the abuse of ‘no fault’, or Section 21, evictions – used by unscrupulous landlords to intimidate tenants from complaining about substandard living conditions, including damp and mould, lest they lose their homes altogether.
The Renters (Reform) Bill will deliver a fairer private rented sector – protecting the 11 million private renters and reinforcing the position of 2.3 million landlords in England.
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