Monday, June 20, 2022

A new deal for private renters

The government has announced a new deal for private renters, ending the injustice of unfit homes and protecting renters from the rising cost of living.

There are many decent landlords who treat their tenants properly and we need a fair balance between the rights of tenants and landlords

  • But not all landlords are like that, and for too long many private renters have been at the mercy of the less scrupulous landlords who fail to repair homes and let families live in damp, unsafe and cold properties, with the threat of unfair ‘no fault’ evictions orders hanging over them.
  • So the government has announced a new deal for renters – that will ban section 21 ‘no-fault’ evictions and extend the Decent Homes Standard to the private sector, end arbitrary rent review clauses, outlaw blanket bans on renting to families on benefits or with children, and making it easier for tenants to share homes with pets.
  • These new measures will improve the rights and conditions for millions of renters, help to save renters money and make the private rented sector fit for the 21st century with safer, more secure and higher quality homes.

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