RENTERS REFORM BILL PROMISED AGAIN IN Queen’s Speech
Her Majesty also reveals government's plans to reform ground rents and planning system plus help more people become home owners.
A raft of property legislation to be enacted during the coming parliament has been revealed during the Queen’s Speech today. This includes modernising the planning system to enable more homes to be built, more help for first time buyers, and a promise to ‘enhance the rights of those who rent’, a reference to the yet-to-be introduced Renters Reform Bill. Her Majesty also said that the practice of excessive ground rent increases by freeholders would be banned for new leasehold properties, a promise Boris Johnson had already outlined earlier this year. A building safety regular will also be established in law “to ensure that the tragedies of the past are never repeated”, the monarch said.
Landlords and letting agents hoping that the banning of Section 21 notice evictions had been kicked into the long grass may be disappointed, as the Queen’s reference to enhance renters’ rights means the launch of Renters Reform Bill will happen this year, two years after it was first revealed.
Reported by Nigel Lewis of the Negotiator Magazine today