Shelter responds to renting announcements in the Queen’s Speech

Posted 11 May 2021

Polly Neate, chief executive of Shelter, said: "The Queen’s Speech offers fresh hope to England’s private renters. Today, we are one step closer to ensuring every private renter can have a decent place to call home.

“The pandemic has been unbelievably hard on renters who’ve had to battle poor conditions, illegal evictions and indifferent landlords, without the protections they deserve. The government is doing the right thing by making renting fairer and safer for all.

“We stand ready to work with the government to deliver a Renters’ Reform Bill that includes scrapping Section 21 'no fault' evictions and introduces a national landlord register. It’s also time to bring forward long overdue legislation that improves standards for social tenants with safety at its core.”