Advising client landlords as renter legislation changes

'Possible unintended consequences should not be underestimated'

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Is the Renters Reform Bill one step forward, two steps backwards? Eleanor Murray and Luke Arnold explore the issues…

The introduction of the Renters (Reform) Bill plays a key role in supporting the government's mission to protect tenants in the private rented sector and tackle unscrupulous landlords. While no doubt a laudable aim, the scope and uncertainty of these reforms may cause concerns to professional and institutional landlords and exacerbate the very problems the Bill was meant to address. The government's 2019 manifesto included a commitment to abolish section 21 notices, known commonly as ‘no fault' eviction notices. By this method, landlords could recover possession of their properties...

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