Renters Reform Bill – published!

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Sweeping reforms to the private rental sector have been published as the long-awaited Renters’ Reform Bill had its first reading – though it could take months to pass through parliament.

After months of waiting, the Government has published the long-awaited Renters’ Reform Bill - the biggest shake-up of the private rented sector in several decades.

This is seen as the most significant reform of private renting since the 1988 Housing Act.

  • There are around 11 million private renters across England.
  • There are around 2.7 million landlords.

The Bill announces that the following proposals will be brought before Parliament:

  • Landlords will now no longer be able to take back possession of rental properties using Section 21.
  • A new Ombudsman will be set up to settle disputes and relieve pressure on the courts system.
  • Alongside these proposals a digital Property Portal to better inform landlords and tenants of their rights and obligations will also be established.
  • Tenants will be granted the legal right to request that a pet be allowed to stay in their rental property.

The Rent with Confidence team via its Sector News will keep you informed of the developments as the Bill progresses.

Guide to the Renters (Reform) Bill

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, have published this information relating to the Renters (Reform) Bill which was introduced to Parliament on 17 May 2023.

Guide to the Renters (Reform) Bill

The Rent with Confidence team are in the process of arranging the next Landlord Forum meeting for late June, suggestions from landlord and letting agents about topics you want to see on the agenda is encouraged, the link below will assist in not only registering your interest but suggestions for the agenda. If you have something you would like to see covered at the Landlord Forum or would like to reserve your place for the next Forum meeting please do so here.

Register your interest in the Wolverhampton Landlord Forum

We host a Private Sector Landlord Forum on a regular basis, led by local landlords in partnership with the Rent with confidence (RwC) scheme. These provide an effective arena to exchange news, views and experiences with other landlords and also are a good way of updating landlords on current changes in legislation and council-led initiatives.

Should you have any other queries then please contact the Rent with Confidence Team by email

Further informationn

Shabir Hussain

Lead Officer – Rent With Confidence
t: 07773 193 566

Rennu Biant

Private Landlord Liaison Officer – Rent with Confidence
t: 07773 194 683