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Renting Homes - Law Commission Final report

The Law Commission: Renting Homes - Final Report

The Law Commission has published its final report on renting homes. Proposals are made for a wholsesale reform of both private and public sector tenancies and licences. A draft bill is also attached to the report.


Private sector

Sensible regulation or unnecessary government interference?

Consultation: The private rented sector: professionalism and quality – consultation: Summary of responses and next steps

The Department for Communities and Local Government has published this document, which outlines proposals for the private rented sector. There are a number of recommendations including:
  • A mandatory national register of landlords.
  • Regulation of letting and managing agents.
  • Mandatory written tenancy agreements (para 13)
  • Increasing the annual rent limit on assured tenancies from £25,000 to £100,000 (from 1 April 2010 with 5 yearly reviews).


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