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Introduction of the Renters Bill

The long-anticipated Renters (Reform) Bill was finally introduced on 17 May 2023, and here’s what it means for Renters:

  1. Dismissal of the section 21 ‘no fault evictions’

Landlords can evict only in specific cases e.g., Missed rent payment or antisocial behavior.

  • Abolishment of fixed-term tenancies

Agreements will be periodic from day one marking the end of assured short hold tenancies.

  • Rent increase restrictions.

Landlords will be required to give two-months’ notice before increasing rent and this will be limited to once per year.

  • New Ombudsman

A Private Renters’ Ombudsman has been introduced to ease pressure on the court system with a single ombudsman for all landlords.

  • Right to keep pets.

Tenants will be given the right to request keeping a pet in their home which cannot be unreasonably refused. A decision must be made within 42 days.

If you are a renter or a landlord who needs help finding out more about these reforms and how they will affect your rights, please call us on 0203 343 6204 or email us at: info@alliedgoodwin.com

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