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The government has announced a new blueprint for the renter's reform that hopes to end the injustice of unfit homes and aims to protect renters from the increasing cost of living. While ensuring that there are improvements to the right conditions for renters.  

 The UK Government has published a Fairer Private Rented Sector White Paper that claims it will redress the balance between landlords and 4.4 million tenants in the private rented sector (PRS). Measures will come into the Renters Reform Bill which is planned to be introduced into Parliament at the end of 2022. 

Section 21 Banned 

Section 21 ‘no-fault’ evictions and extending the Decent Homes Standard to the sector will be banned. Landlords will no longer be able to evict their tenants without giving them a reason, it will be outlawed. The website states “More than a fifth of private renters who moved in 2019 and 2020 did not end their tenancy by choice, including 8% who were asked to leave by their landlord”. 

Renting With Pets  

Currently, Landlords can refuse a tenant on the grounds of them having a pet or refuse them getting a pet when living on their property. The government wants to stop this injustice and make it easier of tenants to share their homes with their beloved pets. Tenants will now be allowed to question why a landlord will not allow a pet, and they must consider the request and give a reasonable answer if they want to deny it.  

Rent Review Clauses 

Tenants will have more rights when claiming unjust against their Landlords. This includes challenging their landlord about poor practice, unjustified rent increases, and allowing tenants the right to be repaid rent for a non-decent home.  

Families & Benefits 

The government has stated that it will be illegal for landlords or agents to have blanket bans on renting to families with children or those in receipt of benefits. This will give equal treatment to all and improve the opportunities for those that may need it the most.  

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