The Renters Reform Bill explained
The Renters Reform Bill is a proposed law that can transform private renting for good.
The bill plans to:
scrap section 21 ‘no fault’ evictions
make it illegal for landlords and agents to refuse to rent properties to people who receive benefits or have children
create a national landlord register through the new property portal which will give renters all the information they need to make an informed choice before entering into a tenancy agreement
introduce new grounds for eviction for landlords who genuinely want to sell their properties or move back in
But, before the bill becomes law, we're still campaigning to make sure renters’ rights will be strengthened as much as possible.
So, the bill must also:
end all unfair evictions by making sure that there are no loopholes for landlords to exploit
give renters more time to find a new home when they have been evicted by increasing notice periods from two to four months
tackle unfair affordability barriers that are put in the way of renters trying to find homes e.g. asking for two months’ rent or more in advance
make sure the property portal will have all the information renters need when choosing where to live