Call of the week: Renters' Reform Bill
Prior to the introduction of the assured tenancy regime, the regulated tenancy was the default tenancy in England and Wales.
These tenancies provided far higher security of tenure for tenants as the cases (or grounds) for possession were very limited and typically at the discretion of the courts. They also restricted rents to below market level.
While new regulated tenancies cannot be created anymore, landlords are understandably wary of these types of tenancy given the some of the difficulties in regaining possession from a tenant who breaches their contract.
Our caller this week had a question about whether the upcoming Renters' Reform Bill (RRB) would lead to a return to the regulated tenancy regime.