21 June 2023
The Renters (Reform) Bill gives new securities to private renters and aims to protect the rights of tenants, but will also affect the social housing sector.
The long-awaited Renters (Reform) Bill was published on 17 May 2023, aiming to introduce new legislation for the private rented sector. We welcome any change to the law that protects the rights of tenants and gives private renters more secure homes.
However, the bill will also affect the social housing sector, who also use assured tenancies. We’ve been working with the Department for Levelling Up Homes and Communities (DLUHC) since the original consultation for the Bill in 2019 to make sure it works for the social housing sector.
Through this process, the government has taken on many of our concerns and tried to address them when drafting the Bill. Thanks to engagement from the NHF and members, the government has made changes to the originally proposed legislation around the possession of properties and rent changes, specifically for the social housing sector, including temporary and supported housing.
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We will continue to work closely with the government, and our members, on the Renters (Reform) Bill.
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