Housing minister Brandon Lewis has backtracked on suggestions that the government may introduce longer standard tenancy agreements in the private rental sector.
Back in September of last year, speaking at the RESI conference, Lewis launched the government’s model tenancy agreement, which went to consultation with the industry.
At the time he said: “Today we are publishing our own tenancy agreement which tenants can use to ask for longer tenancies from their landlord if they want to. These agreements will also benefit landlords. It allows them to avoid leaving their properties empty and pay fees to lettings agents for finding new tenants as often.”