The Renters’ Reform Bill will be introduced on 8 May 2023.
The Renters’ Reform Bill aims to reform the private rented sector (PRS) and improve the quality of housing. The government published ‘A Fairer Private Rented Sector’ in June 2022 which details all the plans. To summarise, the government plans the following:
Some newer proposals by the government include:
What is included in the Decent Homes Standard?
The Decent Homes Standard aims to ensure that properties are free from serious health and safety hazards. Property owners are also responsible for maintaining the property. Non-decent homes will be covered by Rent Repayment Orders. Under the Decent Homes Standard, tenants will also have the right to end a tenancy if the property is deemed to be unsuitable and unsafe.
What powers will the ombudsman have?
The ombudsman will have the following powers:
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