The rental market is about to undergo its biggest transformation in years with the introduction of the Renters’ Reform Bill. This proposed piece of legislation aims to make significant changes in the way landlords and tenants interact.

The key proposals of the bill include:

  • Abolishing the “no-fault” evictions under Section 21
  • Establishing a register of landlords
  • Introducing a private rented ombudsman to enforce renters’ rights
  • Prohibiting landlords and agents from denying properties to people who receive benefits
  • Empowering local authorities to better enforce and protect renters’ rights

While the exact timeline for the passage of this bill is not yet clear, it is expected to be debated and passed into law within the current parliamentary session.

At AdviceAid, we are keeping a close eye on any developments related to the Renters’ Reform Bill. Our goal is to ensure that our platform is updated and ready in time for the changes to take effect, and to provide valuable support to local authorities as they adjust to the new landscape.

In the meantime, Section 21 is still a reality. Our Section 21 checker, available on the SelfServ platform under the “Eviction” option under “Popular Topics,” takes the hassle out of verifying the validity of eviction notices. This tool has received high praise and has even been featured in a prominent landlords’ blog.

We also offer a free advisor tool at Stay tuned for updates on the Renters’ Reform Bill and its impact on the rental market.