December 22, 2023 6:36 am

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Nikka Sulton

The latest version of the Renters Reform Bill has undergone significant expansion, now spanning a comprehensive 15 pages, with detailed amendments meticulously integrated during the committee stage in the House of Commons. This notable development reflects the ongoing efforts to refine and enhance the proposed legislation.

Looking ahead, in the upcoming New Year, a specific date yet to be confirmed, the bill will progress to its Report Stage. During this crucial phase, all Members of Parliament (MPs), not just those on the committee, will have the opportunity to propose additional changes. This inclusivity ensures a comprehensive review, allowing for a diverse range of perspectives and insights to shape the final version of the bill.

Following the Report Stage, the Renters Reform Bill advances to its Third Reading in the House of Commons. This stage is conventionally viewed as a formal and succinct process, marking the final deliberations within the Commons before the bill proceeds to subsequent stages in the legislative journey. The iterative nature of this process underscores the commitment to a thorough and thoughtful examination of the proposed reforms.

The Renters Reform Bill is currently navigating through the intricate legislative process in the House of Commons, involving various crucial stages such as the First and Second Reading, Committee Stage, Report Stage, and ultimately the Third Reading. These stages collectively shape the trajectory of the bill before it advances to the House of Lords. If all progresses as planned, the bill could potentially receive Royal Assent and become law by the late spring of 2024.

Amidst this legislative journey, the National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) underscores the strategic importance of the report stage in the Commons, deeming it a “final, pivotal chance for MPs to shape its content.” This stage serves as a critical juncture for Members of Parliament to influence and refine the provisions of the Renters Reform Bill. The NRLA encourages landlords to leverage the Christmas break for proactive engagement with their respective MPs, advocating for adjustments that align with pro-landlord perspectives.

Recognizing the collective efforts made thus far, the NRLA expresses gratitude for the ongoing engagement with ministers, officials, parliamentarians, and industry stakeholders. Furthermore, the association acknowledges the vital role played by landlords who have voiced their concerns to MPs. In a concerted effort, the NRLA seeks continued support from landlords, urging them to actively participate in influencing MPs during this decisive phase before the bill progresses to the House of Lords.

As the NRLA works tirelessly to secure necessary modifications to the Renters Reform Bill, landlords are encouraged to play a pivotal role in shaping the legislation. By seizing this final opportunity in the Commons, landlords can contribute to ensuring that the bill reflects a balanced and fair approach that addresses the concerns of both tenants and property owners. The NRLA stands firm in its commitment to fostering collaboration and advocacy within the landlord community to navigate the evolving landscape of housing legislation.


The two editable letter templates outline the key measures still needed in the legislation and the NRLA encourages landlords to use them to outline the issues to MPs. 

The latest version of the whole Bill, which runs to 155 pages now, is here.



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