Renters and Rental Reform APPG

First Registered: 21/04/2021 • Last updated on: 17/11/2021

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To raise the conditions of renters and provide a space in Parliament to have their voices heard; receive briefings from external organisations about the latest studies and research with concerns to the private rented sector; work co-operatively and in a cross-party way with the government on the introduction of the forthcoming Rental Reform Bill; arrange events in Parliament to allow for tenant organisations to meet with MPs to raise their concerns.

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Recent Documents related to Renters and Rental Reform

1. Renters and Rental Reform
21/04/2021 - APPGs

Found: To raise the conditions of renters and provide a space in Parliament to have their voices heard; receive

2. Request banks to grant 100% mortgages for renters in order to own a property.
12/09/2020 - Petitions

Found: mortgages to renters who have rented for longer than 4 years without faulting on rent payment, renters are stuck

3. Tech firms win prize to help UK's renters onto the housing ladder
15/08/2018 - HM Treasury
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Found: Tech firms win prize to help UK's renters onto the housing ladder - GOV.UK

4. Greater protection for renters thanks to plans to tighten tenant safety
26/10/2018 - Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities
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Found: Greater protection for renters thanks to plans to tighten tenant safety - GOV

5. Take into account the rental history of renters when applying for a mortgage
27/07/2020 - Petitions

Found: lenders to take into account the rental payment history of long term renters when applying for a mortgage

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Renters and Rental Reform

1. No-fault Evictions
27/01/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: coronavirus outbreak. We will bring forward a rentersreform Bill once the urgencies of responding to the - Speech Link
2: of financial support that has been available to renters throughout the pandemic, through furlough and welfare - Speech Link
3: eviction ends on 21 February and does not extend to renters in more than six months of arrears. What plans - Speech Link

2. Private Rented Sector
17/03/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: I declare my interest as a landlady to private renters and I refer everyone here to my declaration in - Speech Link
2: reach for the hundreds of thousands of private renters who are living on the breadline and the 63% who - Speech Link

3. Rented Homes: End of Evictions Ban
22/07/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: have provided unprecedented financial support to renters through the job retention scheme, boosting the - Speech Link
2: affecting people struggling now. Nobody benefits from renters becoming homeless, nor mortgage payers struggling - Speech Link
3: question. As I said, we will bring forward the rentersreform Act, which will abolish section 21 of the Housing - Speech Link

4. Covid-19: Poverty and Mass Evictions
22/04/2021 - Grand Committee

1: than £1,000. Most at risk are the 11% of private renters who are now unemployed. As we know, Covid has hit - Speech Link
2: Association and appropriate bodies representing renters and landlords. We received an estimate that this - Speech Link
3: generous support that the Government have extended to renters: the LHA increase, the UC uplift, the one-off payment - Speech Link

5. Public Health (Coronavirus) (Protection from Eviction) (England) (No. 2) (Amendment) Regulations 2021
21/04/2021 - General Committees

1: Government have put in place support to protect renters directly. That includes measures such as these - Speech Link
2: sleep the night after? How do I arrange another rental if my landlord refuses to give me a reference? - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Renters and Rental Reform
1. Leasehold: Reform
asked by: Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi
... whether the Government plans to reform leasehold arrangements for existing leaseholders.

2. Bail: Reform
asked by: Lord Kennedy of Southwark
... when their proposed reforms to the pre-charge bail process will be implemented.

3. Marriage: Reform
asked by: Baroness Blackstone
... and (2) what consideration they have given to doing so on an interim basis.

4. Agriculture: Reform
asked by: Lord Greaves
...To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their proposed schemes to encourage new entrants into farming will provide new funding for county and unitary authorities to acquire more land to add to existing county farm estates; and whether they are discouraging local authorities from any further disposal of county farms.

5. Leasehold: Reform
asked by: Hilary Benn
... when he plans to respond to the Law Commission’s recommendations on leasehold reform; and if he will make a statement.

Latest Questions
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9 Current APPG Officers
Natalie Elphicke Portrait
Natalie Elphicke
Conservative - Dover
Joined: 21st April 2021
1 APPG Membership
Maritime and Ports
Mary Kelly Foy Portrait
Mary Kelly Foy
Labour - City of Durham
Joined: 21st April 2021
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 2280.


Public Enquiry Point:

Caitlin Wilkinson, Generation Rent. Tel: 07534 725 511


No benefits in kind are on record for the Renters and Rental Reform APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Renters and Rental Reform APPG