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Renters (Reform) Bill debate in the Lords

16 May 2024

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Members of the House of Lords discussed the primary purpose of the Renters (Reform) Bill on Wednesday 15 May.

The Renters (Reform) Bill seeks to abolish fixed term assured tenancies and assured shorthold tenancies. If passed, it will also impose obligations on landlords and others in relation to rented homes and temporary and supported accommodation.

The 2023-2024 session of Parliament ended (prorogued) on 24 May 2024 ahead of the General Election on 4 July and so this bill will make no further progress.
Information on the bill's consideration in the House of Lords can be found below:

Debate on the draft law 

During second reading, members discussed the main issues in the bill and highlighted concerns and specific areas where they feel amendments (changes) may be needed. 

Members speaking 

Members speaking in the debate included: 

Baroness Swinburne (Conservative), Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Housing and Communities, opened the debate and responded on behalf of the government. 

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