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Renters (Reform) Bill

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The much anticipated and long awaited Bill has finally been published. The Bill in short is to look at changing the law about rented homes. The Bill introduces a number of changes and it remains to be seen what the final version will look like.

Whilst the final version is awaited we can look at some of the key changes that are likely to arise:-

  1. Section 21 Notices will disappear. Landlords will no longer be able to provide a Notice Seeking Possession under this section.
  2. Section 8 Notices will be overhauled to include amended grounds and new grounds. One of the new grounds proposed is where the Landlord wishes to look to sell their property or rent it to a family member.
  3. Assured Shorthold Tenancies to move into a single system of periodic tenancies.
  4. Rent Review clauses in Tenancy Agreements to be stopped.
  5. Tenants to be provided with more rights to keep pets in the home.

The above are just some of the changes that have been proposed in the Renters (Reform) Bill.

There will no doubt be amendments to the Bill as it progresses through Parliament and we will continue to monitor the changes as and when they happen.

If you would like to discuss any of the above changes or seek advice on your own position then you should not hesitate to contact one of our specialist Housing advisors.


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This blog is written to raise awareness of the issues. While every effort has been made to ensure it is accurate at the time of publication it may not be updated even if the law changes. It is not intended to be specific legal advice and cannot be relied upon as such. Chattertons are not responsible or liable for any action or not taken as a result of this blog.