Minister confirms “renters reform bill” to be introduced
The Under Secretary of State at the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, Andrew Stephenson confirmed in a debate in Westminster hall discussing the “potential merits for ending Section 21 no-fault evictions” when responding to Labour MP, Matthew Pennycook, the Shadow Minister for the department.
Mr Stephenson said: “It is very much the priority of the Government to introduce the Bill and provide parliamentary time for it to proceed.
“Obviously, the Government’s policies can change, but the new Prime Minister underlined his commitment and the new Government’s commitment to the Conservative party’s 2019 manifesto, which included commitments in this area.
“I am sure that, whether it is myself or another Minister in post, this will remain a priority for the Government, and we will want to bring forward the legislation in good time so that it can go through all the stages before the next general election.”
‘The Government are committed to reforming the private rented sector”
He went on to say “I hope that all Members recognise that the Government are committed to reforming the private rented sector in a fair and balanced way, abolishing no-fault section evictions.
“We are committed to giving tenants more security, meaning that they can stay in their communities and put down roots.
“Delivering a fair deal for renters through these reforms remains a priority for this Government, and I look forward to working with honourable Members to deliver on that agenda.”