Housing Secretary, Michael Gove MP has today unveiled landmark changes to protect both landlords and tenants in the Renters’ (Reform) Bill 2023, which should become law later this year when it passes through the House of Commons and Lords for its various readings, amendment, and approval. The Government quoted this as “Once-in-a-generation reforms will deliver safer, fairer and higher quality homes” given that 11 million tenants in England will benefit from safer, better-quality housing but also protection for 2 million landlords to easily evict unruly tenants.
What’s New in the Renters’ (Reform) Bill?
Protection for Tenants
Protection for Landlords
We welcome any changes that protect and are fair to both responsible landlords and responsible tenants alike, these changes are long overdue. Equally, it is brilliant news that tenants can complain or report poor landlords or poor property maintenance without any fear of eviction via a Section 21 but also making it easier for landlords to regain control of their properties where tenants are anti-social or not paying their rent.
That said, just watch how many social housing companies now sell off their poor standard properties as many have been able to get away with it for so long. A child dying from complications of living in a mould ridden property is criminal and those responsible should be prosecuted.