Renters (Reform) Bill FAQ


The long-awaited Renters (Reform) Bill has now passed its Second Reading. Once the Bill becomes law, it will bring about significant changes in how you manage your properties in England.

However, it's important to note that the Bill is still in its early stages of the legislative process and will not be enforced for a considerable amount of time. It is also subject to change, and the NRLA will actively collaborate with the Government and parliamentarians to ensure that the Bill aligns with the needs of responsible landlords.

This page is a live document that will be continually updated as the Bill undergoes changes during its journey through Parliament. Members are encouraged to check back regularly for further information as the Bill advances.

To gain a more comprehensive insight into the Renters (Reform) Bill, you can download our latest factfinder. It provides you with an overview of the Bill and sets out the NRLA’s recommendations on particular issues.

When does this happen?

It is not clear yet.

The Bill has now passed its second reading and will advance to committee stage, where a cross-party group of MPs will be formed to review the legislation in fine detail.

The Bill still has several stages to go through and is subject to change depending on proposed amendments.

Once the Bill becomes an act, the Secretary of State must set out a date on which the changes below will apply to new tenancies from.

Pre-existing tenancies will then have an extended time before it applies to them

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