Government release their white paper for a fairer private rental sector

The Government this week has issued it’s long awaited white paper on reforming private landlord rental property rights. Some of the headline changes are:

  • End of Section 21 – No fault eviction (although Eviction will be mandatory where a tenant has been in at least two months’ arrears three times within the previous three years)
  • Pets are allowed
  • End to fixed term tenancies – will affect the student market most
  • Illegal to discriminate against Benefit tenants
  • The right for tenants to received refunds for poor quality accommodation
  • And much more

The Government has also issued a model tenancy agreement to support landlords and tenants to agree longer-term tenancies which can be found on our site and is free to use. You may need to seek legal advice to confirm it is appropriate for your intended use.