The End of the Renters (Reform) Bill

The Renters (Reform) Bill did not make it through Parliament before it was dissolved on 30 May 2024. The Bill promised to transform the private rental sector, offering greater security and protections for millions of renters, including the much publicised abolition of no-fault evictions.

Despite widespread support from tenant advocacy groups, the Bill faced substantial opposition from landlords and property industry stakeholders, in light of the increased regulations and restrictions that would have been imposed. 

We will need to wait and see what the new government prioritises after the election, but the support for comprehensive rental reform is unlikely to disappear entirely. 

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Alina de Heer

Alina has been providing specialist advice to landlords and tenants at Bate & Albon since September 2022.  She was promoted to the position of Associate Solicitor at Bate and Albon in May 2024.