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How the Renter’s Reform Bill affects You

See how the latest renters reform bill affects your living situation

The renters reform bill, introduced in May 2023, is set to bring significant changes to the rental market in the United Kingdom. As a tenant, it is essential to understand how these new rules will affect you and what rights and protections they offer. In this article, we will explore the key aspects of the bill and discuss its implications for renters like you and what it means for housing disrepair.

Understanding the Renter’s Reform Bill

The Renter’s Reform Bill aims to address some of the challenges faced by tenants in the UK rental market and improve their overall renting experience. It introduces a range of new rules and regulations that will impact both landlords and tenants. Let’s delve into the details of these changes and how they will affect you as a renter.

Enhanced Security of Tenure

One significant change brought about by the Renter’s Reform Bill is the enhancement of security of tenure for tenants. This means that once you have been living in a property for six months, you will have the right to remain in the property for an extended period, offering greater stability and security. This provision aims to prevent no-fault evictions, giving tenants more peace of mind and the ability to plan for the future.

Rent Controls and Limitations

The bill also introduces rent controls and limitations to prevent excessive rent increases. As a tenant, this means that your landlord will be restricted in their ability to raise the rent arbitrarily. This provision helps to ensure that rental prices remain fair and reasonable, providing you with more financial stability and predictability in your housing costs.

Improved Living Conditions

The Renter’s Reform Bill places a strong emphasis on improving living conditions for tenants. Landlords will now be legally required to maintain their properties to a higher standard, ensuring that they are safe, habitable, and free from hazards. This provision aims to address issues such as damp and mould, and inadequate heating, ensuring that you have a comfortable and healthy living environment.

Strengthened Rights and Redress

Under the new rules, tenants will benefit from strengthened rights and redress mechanisms. The bill introduces measures to simplify and streamline the process for resolving disputes between landlords and tenants, making it easier and more accessible for tenants to seek justice in case of any issues. These measures aim to provide you with greater protection and support, empowering you to assert your rights as a renter.

Limitations on Section 21 Notices

Section 21 notices, commonly known as “no-fault” eviction notices, will be limited under the Renter’s Reform Bill. Landlords will no longer be able to evict tenants without providing a valid reason. This change ensures that tenants cannot be evicted unfairly and provides greater stability and security in your tenancy.

Energy Efficiency Standards

The bill also places a strong emphasis on energy efficiency standards in rental properties. Landlords will be required to make necessary improvements to enhance the energy efficiency of their properties, reducing carbon emissions and lowering energy bills. This provision aims to create a more sustainable rental market and contribute to the larger goal of combating climate change.

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Making a Housing Disrepair Claim

With these aforementioned changes, the Landlords are held more accountable to housing disrepair. If they are still not acting on these issues in a timely manner, you should make a claim. If your rented property has significant disrepair issues that affect your health or safety, the bill allows you to take legal action against your landlord. This provision ensures that you have the right to live in a safe and well-maintained home.

Making a claim with us at National Claims couldn’t be simpler. We will work hard to ensure that your landlord is held accountable and we will make sure that you understand each step of the claims process so that you are always in the know. 

Note: You can only make a claim if you are currently living in social housing.


The Renter’s Reform Bill introduces a range of new rules and regulations designed to improve the renting experience for tenants in the UK. From enhanced security of tenure to rent controls, improved living conditions, strengthened rights and redress mechanisms, and the ability to make housing disrepair claims, these changes aim to provide tenants with greater stability, protection, and improved living conditions. 

As a renter, it is crucial to familiarize yourself with the provisions of the bill and understand how they will affect you. By doing so, you can confidently assert your rights and enjoy a more secure and satisfactory renting experience.

The introduction of the Renter’s Reform Bill signifies a significant step towards creating a fairer and more balanced rental market in the UK. The enhanced security of tenure, rent controls, and limitations on section 21 notices offer tenants greater stability and protection against arbitrary eviction and excessive rent increases. These measures aim to provide tenants with the peace of mind and financial predictability needed to plan for the future.

Moreover, the focus on improving living conditions and energy efficiency standards ensures that rented properties meet certain quality standards. This helps to create a healthier and more comfortable living environment for tenants, addressing common issues such as dampness, mold, and inadequate heating.

The bill also strengthens the rights and redress mechanisms available to tenants, simplifying the process of resolving disputes and providing a clearer path for seeking justice. Tenants now have stronger legal protections and a better chance of holding landlords accountable for any violations or breaches of their rights.

Additionally, the inclusion of provisions for making housing disrepair claims is a significant development. If you find yourself in a rented property with substantial disrepair issues that affect your health and safety, you now have the legal means to take action against your landlord and demand necessary repairs.
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