The Renters Reform Bill has begun its journey through Parliament but action is required to ensure it delivers on its promise to be the “once in a generation overhaul of housing laws” tenants desperately need.
The renter reforms were unveiled last month promising to axe no-fault evictions – also known as Section 21 evictions – which allow landlords to evict tenants without giving a reason, as well as giving tenants more power to own a pet and improving the standards of private rented homes.
Renters Reform Coalition members, including organisations and charities in the housing sector and partners including Big Issue, are now urging tenants across England to call on their MPs to throw their weight behind the bill.
The coalition is calling for people to email their MPs urging them to attend a coalition drop-in event on 21 June as well as attending the Renters Reform Bill’s second reading, which will be the first chance MPs have to debate it.
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The campaigners have proposed a series of changes to the bill to strengthen tenants’ rights and ensure it has the “teeth needed for real change”, according to Shelter’s Polly Neate.