A letting agent and property management expert says the likely introduction of the Renters Reform Bill in 2021 is a chance for the industry to be given a level playing field with tenants.
Robert Burdett of James Leigh Property Management says: "Landlords and their tenants need to have legislation in place that provides a level playing field for both parties. On the one hand, a recognition that a property belongs to a landlord and that property needs to be respected. And on the other hand, protecting the rights of good tenants so that they can stay in their homes.”
He continues: ”We need to see absolute clarity around what constitutes grounds for possession of a property. Court reform is also needed, with the introduction of a dedicated housing court or tribunal with the right expertise to ensure consistency for both landlord and tenant.