Welcome to The Independent Landlord Renters Reform Bill Hub, a handy place where you can find links to all my resources and content on the Bill.
This Bill was published on 17 May 2023, and is already controversial piece of draft legislation. It proposes making significant changes to the laws which regulate the private rented sector.
It’s a long document, and will change during its journey through both Houses of Parliament and the committee stage. Click here to download all 89 pages.
And as usual, the devil is and will be in the detail. And this is the place where you can come to see at a glance what’s important, and dive into the detail if that’s what you’re after.
I update this page regularly.
Last updated: 30 May 2023
The Independent Landlord Renters Reform Bill Hub
Here is a handy list of all of the blog posts and articles I’ve written on the Renters Reform Bill. I’ll update this hub regularly, adding new resources, so please bookmark it to come back in the future.
General guides to the Renters Reform Bill
- Renters Reform Timetable – what happens next. Guide to the likely timetable towards receiving Royal Assent, followed by implementation and transition arrangements in 2024 and 2025. I’ll update this page regularly, and count off the milestones. Updated 19 May 2023.
- 10 Key Changes in the Renters Reform Bill. My first thoughts on reading the full Bill. Updated 19 May 2023
- What abolishing Section 21 means for landlords. Blog post on the likely implications of abolishing Section 21 for landlords and renters. Updated 18 May 2023.
- Making sense of the new Section 8 Grounds for Possession. Sets out clearly in tables what the post-Renter Reform Grounds for Possession will look like. Shows all surviving Grounds, and highlights which have changed. Updated 24 May 2023.
- How to Gain Possession under Section 8. With the abolition of Section 21, this is a reminder of how Section 8 works. Updated 20 May 2023.
- Tenant Anti-Social Behaviour. This blog post discusses how the governments recent Anti-Social Behaviour Action Plan is likely to be reflected in the RRB. I’ll update this blog post soon to include the text of the RRB.
- A Guide to Rent Increases. This blog post now has a section on the changes to the rent increase process that the Renters Reform Bill proposes. Updated 19 May 2023.
- How landlords can increase rent with a Section 13 notice. This page provides detail on the Section 13 Notice and has been updated to include the Renters Reform Bill proposed changes. Updated 30 May 2023.
- Tenants’ New Implied Right to Keep a Pet. Explains what the RRB says about pets and how landlords can be pet friendly in a way that reduces risk. Published 24 May 2023
- A Guide to Investing in HMOs. Contains a section on the impact of the Renters Reform Bill on HMOs. Published 25 May 2023.
- Assured Shorthold Tenancies. Updated to include an explanation of how the Renters Reform Bill will abolish ASTs and replace them with Assured Tenancies. Updated 27 May 2023.
Other useful resources for the Renters Reform Bill
These are guides to the Renters Reform Bill that I’ve found useful:
The Renters (Reform) Bill: by Annette Cafferkey of 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square. This is an excellent detailed summary of the legalities in the Bill.
Renters (Reform) Bill Explanatory Notes: 106 page detailed guidance published by the House of Commons on 17 May 2023
Over the coming months and years, there’s bound to be a lot of commentary in the media from different pressure groups.
However, I will use my long experience as a solicitor, and that as a self-managing landlord, to bring an independent and reliable take on what the Renters Reform Bill is likely to mean for landlords in practice.
Please bookmark this Renters Reform Hub as a place for reliable, free resources on the Renters Reform Bill. I’ll be adding content very regularly.
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