12/05/22

The Renters Reform Bill: The end of no-fault evictions

The end of ‘no-fault evictions’ is coming! The Renters Reform Bill has been announced in the Queen’s Speech

On 10 May 2022, in an historic event, HRH Prince Charles delivered the Queen’s Speech setting out the government’s plan for the 2022/2023 session of Parliament. The Renters Reform Bill was announced which will:

  • Abolish ‘no fault’ section 21 evictions;
  • Give landlords greater rights to regain possession of their properties when dealing with tenants who fail to pay their rent and reduce notice periods for anti-social behaviour so landlords can recover possession quicker and easier;
  • Apply the Decent Homes Standard to the private rented sector so that tenants obtain safer, better quality and better value homes;
  • Introduce an Ombudsman so that disputes can be resolved without the need to go to court;
  • Introduce a property portal to help landlords understand their obligations and provide tenants with performance information about their landlord.

We’ve known these changes are coming for a while and whilst it will be some time yet before the law changes, the abolition of ‘no fault’ evictions will significantly change the rental market and the rights of both landlords and tenants.

At Kitsons, we’re experts in landlord and tenant matters. If you are a landlord who wants to recover possession of your property for whatever reason, don’t delay in contacting us. Our friendly team can deal with the entire process for you in a cost effective and straight-forward way.

 

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    12/05/22

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    Hayley PrideauxSolicitor

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