Reply To: Renters Reform Bill


My understanding from a housing lawyer is that such licences will be swept away. Now whether that will be for new tenants only we don’t know yet. The Government is already considering the impact on student accommodation. If a student decided to stay on after graduation they would be entitled to do so and there would be no legal powers to force them out…so no guarantees for the next lot of students and no exemption for council tax. I am sure the licence area will be fought over but the idea is to rip up all current agreements on Royal Assent whether AST or otherwise and Shelter for one would argue against having one area of tenants having less rights than others