Shelter claim Renters Reform Bill is a game changer for tenants

Shelter claim Renters Reform Bill is a game changer for tenants

11:49 AM, 16th June 2022, About 2 weeks ago 9

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Shelter has responded to the Renters Reform Bill White Paper with Polly Neate, Chief Executive, saying:

“The Renters’ Reform Bill is a gamechanger for England’s 11 million private renters. Scrapping unfair evictions will level the playing field. For the first time in a long time, tenants will be able to stand up to bad behaviour instead of living in fear.

“This White Paper promises people safety and security in their home, and it makes clear that landlords need to play by the rules. Gone will be the days of families being uprooted and children forced to move school after being slapped with a Section 21 no-fault eviction for no good reason.

“As these plans move through Parliament, they’ve got to keep their teeth to drive up standards and professionalise private renting. For every renter trapped in a never-ending nightmare of moving from one shoddy rental to the next, the Renters’ Reform Bill cannot come soon enough.”

Shelter goes on to say in their response:

The Renters Reform Bill cannot come soon enough as newly released figures by Shelter and YouGov show three-quarters of private renters in England, equivalent to 8.5 million people, have endured poor or dangerous conditions in their homes, such as mould, broken boilers, and electrical hazards, in the last year.

Previous research from the charity also demonstrates how insecure private renting currently is, with a private renter in England handed a Section 21 no-fault eviction notice every seven minutes by their landlord. The damaging impact of these unfair evictions is borne out in the latest government homelessness figures with homelessness due to no-fault evictions up 37% on pre-pandemic levels.



Comments

Luna

12:44 PM, 16th June 2022, About 2 weeks ago

Yes, it will be a game changer for tenants as they will: 1. Find it increasingly difficult to find accommodation to rent due to the large numbers of landlords selling up and evicting their problematic tenants before Section 21 is outlawed.
2. Rents will increase further due to the massive competition between tenants chasing the same properties to rent.

Kathy Evans

14:56 PM, 16th June 2022, About 2 weeks ago

It certainly is. All mine are getting the boot ASAP. Haven';t noticed Shelter acting a a guarantor to any prospective tenants or helping any to buy their homes. Polly Neale is too rich and out of touch to understand the situation of either landlord or tenant

Old Mrs Landlord

18:07 PM, 16th June 2022, About 2 weeks ago

Polly, why do tenants who get evicted move into a "shoddy" property? Could it be that they don't have references or anyone prepared to act as a guarantor for them so they have no choice? And might that possibly be because they are bad tenants and decent, compliant landlords are not prepared to take them on? After all, why on earth would landlords want to "slap" a "no fault eviction" on decent tenants who pay their rent on time and treat the property well just to have the hassle and expense of going through the eviction process, losing rent and finding and installing new tenants?

James Mann

19:54 PM, 16th June 2022, About 2 weeks ago

It certainly is a game changer. I feel so sorry for those tenants who will have less choice and crippling rents.

Lee Bailey

22:26 PM, 16th June 2022, About 2 weeks ago

Yes a game changer for sure... Well done Shelter. Many good landlords will now have to evict tenants and sell their portfolio as this introduces huge financial risk that cannot be covered with such tiny rents and the huge section 24 taxes.

This has killed it once and for all.

Martin Thomas

10:17 AM, 17th June 2022, About 2 weeks ago

"newly released figures by Shelter and YouGov show three-quarters of private renters in England, equivalent to 8.5 million people, have endured poor or dangerous conditions in their homes, such as mould, broken boilers, and electrical hazards, in the last year."
Really?? Frankly, I don't believe their statistic. They need to prove their figures for them to have any credibility. On the subject of a boiler breaking down, doesn't the idiot Polly Neate understand that this can happen to anyone at any time? If it does happen, it doesn't mean the property exhibits poor conditions - it's just a fact of life - so get used to it.

Bristol Landlord

15:29 PM, 17th June 2022, About 2 weeks ago

“The housing crisis is playing a huge role in the difficulties people face, and exacerbating problems. It is making other issues in people’s lives worse.”
Polly Neate 2017

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/sep/05/fundamental-right-to-a-good-home-polly-neate-chief-executive-shelter

So Polly please tell us, how is being a mouthpiece for the Government to drive thousands of Landlords out of the PRS and causing a huge loss of available rental stock and pushing rents through the roof actually making tenants lives better or solving the “housing crisis”?

How many tenants lives are you making worse by indirectly giving cover to BTR corporations and the despicable actions of the Government?

You say you are concerned with the lives of women, how is making female tenants pay more rent or even cause the stress of having to find a new home because you personally helped the Government drive thousands of BTL landlords out of the PRS, many of these landlords being women of course.
How many female landlords have you helped to be bankrupted or stressed out by giving advice to a Tenant from Hell?

You say you were deeply affected by the Grenfell Tower disaster. You do know that the Government and cladding manufacturers all knew the cladding was combustible years before, don’t you Polly? The Government looked the other way when testing set the cladding on fire years earlier.
Are you clamoring for the Government to be accountable for this, if so I can’t hear you above your loud shrieking at we landlords who are trying to provide non combustible homes to people .

https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/the-state-failures-that-led-to-the-grenfell-tower-fire

Polly, I think you are either a massive hypocrite or you are too blinded by you “social justice” fervour to understand you are being manipulated by the Government. Or are you being paid by the Government to help destroy the BTL sector?
I provide a decent home to 23 people, at least half of them being women.
Because of people like you I am seriously considering to sell my properties and so another 23 people will be looking for a home in Bristol, along with thousands of others.
Finally, how many people does Shelter actually house?
Polly Neate you are a fake.

Mick Roberts

9:51 AM, 18th June 2022, About 2 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by Luna at 16/06/2022 - 12:44
Well said Luna,
Exactly what I was gonna' say.

Yes, it will be a game changer for tenants as they will: 1. Find it increasingly difficult to find accommodation to rent due to the large numbers of landlords selling up and evicting their problematic tenants before Section 21 is outlawed.
2. Rents will increase further due to the massive competition between tenants chasing the same properties to rent.

Rennie

22:32 PM, 22nd June 2022, About A week ago

All the tenants will be going home to Mum and Dad or sleeping in the streets

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