In early July, the Government opened a consultation into the benefits and barriers to landlords offering longer tenancies. This is the latest step in its commitment to increase security of tenure for tenants in the PRS, while making sure they balance landlords’ needs to regain possession of their properties when their circumstances change.
The Housing, Communities and Local Government Secretary, James Brokenshire, is looking to stop landlords being able to force tenants to leave their home at short notice. He says: “It is deeply unfair when renters are forced to uproot their lives or find new schools for their children at short notice due to the terms of their rental contract. Being able to call your rental property your home is vital to putting down roots and building stronger communities.”
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