What does the rent reform bill propose?
The Private Rental Reform bill will include measures to support private landlords for out-of-court settlement of disputes. A Private Renter's Ombudsman will have powers to reduce legal disputes and costs. An online platform to help landlords access the necessary information. It will help tenants and councils understand their responsibilities for greater compliance. Tenants will be empowered to seek legal action and refund of rent if landlords hike rents without meeting the Decent Homes Standards. It will ban no fault eviction and set in motion through fines and enforcement plans to halve the number of unfit homes by 2030 and allow tenants to challenge arbitrary rent increases.