What will tenancies look like when the Renters Reform Act becomes law?
Shortly, all renters will follow a single system of periodic tenancies. This rule will allow them to exit poor-quality housing without remaining liable for the rent.
Councils will be given stronger powers to tackle rogue landlords. And, there will be huge fines for serious offenses.
The Bill is also expected to propose the appointment of a Private Renters Ombudsman to settle disputes between renters and landlords quickly, without involving the court, and affordably. Currently, only Agents, not landlords, need to sign up for an Ombudsman or redress scheme.
Renters will also be able to seek information on various aspects of renting from their landlords and rate them in the mandatory landlords register.