Last month, on 17 May 2023, the long-awaited Renters (Reform) Bill was tabled. There has been a lot of hope wrapped up in the anticipation of this proposed bill; hope that it will improve the renting experience for everyone, but also that with the ending of Section 21, or ‘No Fault’ evictions, it would reduce the number of households becoming homeless, keeping them in their homes and stemming the tide flooding into temporary accommodation.
At Justlife, our vision is that anyone in the UK facing the prospect of living in temporary accommodation will have experiences that are short, safe and healthy. All our projects at the frontline, as well as our wider systems-change initiatives, aim to push us towards this goal. Therefore, we were particularly interested in understanding the elements of the Renters (Reform) Bill that could bring us closer to realising this vision. This blog focuses on the different parts of the bill that we feel could have an impact in this area.