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The Government is running out of time to introduce the Renters' Reform Bill.
New laws to better protect private renters has been nearly four years in the making, since Theresa May committed to abolishing Section 21 in April 2019.
The Conservative Party was elected on a manifesto pledge to reform renting and the promise to take action has been restated in each Queens Speech since.
In this time the need for substantial reform has become clearer - the National Audit Office itself said the existing regulatory system is “not effective in ensuring the sector is consistently fair for renters or that housing is safe and secure”.
Finally, in June 2022 the Government published the long-awaited white paper, “A Fairer Private Rented Sector”.
It is a serious and ambitious plan to reform the private rented sector and will lead to better protections for the 4 million households who rely on this sector for their home.
The reforms in the White Paper will improve the lives of private renters. By making it harder for bad landlords to operate it will also benefit good landlords.
Yes, we need to hammer out the detail to make sure every change improves the lives of renters - but the changes of Prime Minister in the past year have held things up. Government upheaval cannot be allowed to derail this Bill. Tackling the issue of security and quality in the private rented sector matters too much.
The Renters' Reform Bill cannot be delayed, or watered down - or worse: scrapped completely.
This would be devastating for private renters.
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Read our Deputy Director Dan Wilson Craw's verdict on the White Paper here.