Renters (Reform) Bill 2022-23


make provision changing the law about rented homes, including provision abolishing fixed term assured tenancies and assured shorthold tenancies; imposing obligations on landlords and others in relation to rented homes and temporary and supported accommodation; and for connected purposes.

What is this Bill?

The Renters (Reform) Bill is a Government Bill tabled by a Minister of the Crown.

Is this Bill currently before Parliament?

Yes. This Bill was introduced on 17 May 2023 and is currently before Parliament.

Whose idea is this Bill?

Government Bills implement the legislative agenda of the Government. This agenda, and the Bills that will implement it, are outlined in the Queen's Speech at the Session's State Opening of Parliament.

What type of Bill is this?

Government Bills are technically Presentation Bills, but the Government can use its legislative time to ensure the schedule of debates to scrutinise the Bill.

So is this going to become a law?

Though the Bill can be amended from its original form, the Bill will almost certainly be enacted in law before the end of the Session, or will be carried over to the subsequent Session.

How can I find out exactly what this Bill does?

The most straightforward information is contained in the initial Explanatory Notes for the Bill.

Would you like to know more?

See these Glossary articles for more information: Government Bills, Process of a Bill

Official Bill Page Initial Explanatory Notes Initial Briefing papers Ministerial Extracts from Debates All Bill Debates

Next Event: There is no future stage currently scheduled for this bill

Last Event: Wednesday 15th May 2024 - 2nd reading: Minutes of Proceedings (Lords)

Bill Progession through Parliament

Commons Completed
Lords - 40%

Latest Key documents

Bill Debate
15/05/2024
Briefing paper
09/05/2024
Explanatory Note
01/05/2024

Timeline of Bill Documents and Stages

20th May 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 74 Running list of amendments
20th May 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 74(b) Amendments for Committee
16th May 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 74(a) Amendments for Committee
15th May 2024
2nd reading: Minutes of Proceedings (Lords)
15th May 2024
2nd reading (Lords)
9th May 2024
Briefing papers
Renters (Reform) Bill: HL Bill 74
2nd May 2024
Delegated Powers Memorandum
Renters (Reform) Bill: Delegated Powers Memorandum
1st May 2024
1st reading (Lords)
1st May 2024
1st reading: Minutes of Proceedings (Lords)
1st May 2024
Explanatory Notes
HL Bill 74 Explanatory Notes
1st May 2024
Bill
HL Bill 74 (as brought from the Commons)
24th April 2024
3rd reading (Commons)
24th April 2024
Report stage (Commons)
24th April 2024
Amendment Paper
Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 24 April 2024
24th April 2024
Bill proceedings: Commons
Report Stage Proceedings as at 24 April 2024
24th April 2024
Selection of amendments: Commons
Speaker’s provisional grouping and selection of Amendments
23rd April 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 23 April 2024
22nd April 2024
Carry-over motion
22nd April 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 22 April 2024
19th April 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 19 April 2024
18th April 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 18 April 2024
18th April 2024
Briefing papers
Research briefing on progress of the Bill
15th April 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 15 April 2024
25th March 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 25 March 2024
22nd March 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 22 March 2024
21st March 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 21 March 2024
14th March 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 14 March 2024
14th March 2024
Keeling schedules
Keeling Schedule showing changes which would be made by the Renters (Reform) Bill (as introduced) and by amendments made at Commons Committee to the Housing Act 1988, should the Bill receive Royal Assent - updated January 2024
14th March 2024
Keeling schedules
Keeling Schedule Showing changes which would be made by the Renters (Reform) Bill (as introduced) and by amendments made at Commons Committee to the Housing Act 2004, should the Bill receive Royal Assent
13th March 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 13 March 2024
8th March 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 8 March 2024
7th March 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 7 March 2024
6th March 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 6 March 2024
5th March 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 5 March 2024
4th March 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 4 March 2024
1st March 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 1 March 2024
29th February 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 29 February 2024
28th February 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 28 February 2024
27th February 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 27 February 2024
26th February 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 26 February 2024
23rd February 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 23 February 2024
22nd February 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 22 February 2024
21st February 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 21 February 2024
20th February 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 20 February 2024
19th February 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 19 February 2024
16th February 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 16 February 2024
8th February 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 8 February 2024
7th February 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 7 February 2024
2nd February 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 2 February 2024
1st February 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 1 February 2024
31st January 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 31 January 2024
30th January 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 30 January 2024
25th January 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 25 January 2024
22nd January 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 22 January 2024
19th January 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 19 January 2024
18th January 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 18 January 2024
8th December 2023
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 8 December 2023
6th December 2023
Bill
Bill 15 2023-24 (as amended in Public Bill Committee)
6th December 2023
Bill
Bill 15 2023-24 (as amended in Public Bill Committee) - xml download
28th November 2023
Committee stage: 10th sitting (Commons)
28th November 2023
Committee stage: 9th sitting (Commons)
28th November 2023
Bill proceedings: Commons
All proceedings up to 28 November 2023 at Public Bill Committee Stage
28th November 2023
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 28 November 2023
28th November 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Unipol Student Homes (RRB44)
28th November 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by StepChange Debt Charity (RRB47)
28th November 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by London Councils (RRB49)
28th November 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Greater Manchester Combined Authority (RRB45)
28th November 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the National Housing Federation (RRB46)
28th November 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Propertymark (RRB48)
28th November 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) (RRB50)
27th November 2023
Selection of amendments: Commons
Chair’s provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 28 November
24th November 2023
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 24 November 2023
23rd November 2023
Committee stage:s: 8th sitting (Commons)
23rd November 2023
Committee stage:s: 7th sitting (Commons)
23rd November 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Citizens Advice Gateshead and Citizens Advice Newcastle (joint submission) (RRB41)
23rd November 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by openDemocracy (RRB43)
23rd November 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Disability Rights UK and Inclusion London (RRB42)
23rd November 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Universities UK (RRB38)
23rd November 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Student Accredited Private Rental Sector (RRB39)
23rd November 2023
Selection of amendments: Commons
Chair’s provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee
23rd November 2023
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 23 November 2023
23rd November 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by College & University Business Officers (CUBO) (RRB40)
22nd November 2023
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 22 November 2023
21st November 2023
Committee stage: 6th sitting (Commons)
21st November 2023
Committee stage: 5th sitting (Commons)
21st November 2023
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 21 November 2023
21st November 2023
Selection of amendments: Commons
Chair’s provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee
21st November 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the London Renters Union (RRB36)
21st November 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Centrepoint and St Basils (RRB34)
21st November 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Charlotte Jones (RRB37)
21st November 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Nationwide Foundation (RRB35)
21st November 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Lola Sanakulova (RRB33)
17th November 2023
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 17 November 2023
16th November 2023
Committee stage: 4th sitting (Commons)
16th November 2023
Committee stage: 3rd sitting (Commons)
16th November 2023
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 16 November 2023
16th November 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Northern Housing Consortium (RRB28)
16th November 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Age UK (RRB29)
16th November 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (RRB32)
16th November 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Safer Renting (RRB30)
16th November 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Quintain Limited (RRB27)
16th November 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Battersea Dogs & Cats Home and Mars Petcare UK (RRB26)
16th November 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Independent Age (RRB25)
16th November 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by ACORN (RRB24)
15th November 2023
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 15 November 2023
14th November 2023
Committee stage: 2nd sitting (Commons)
14th November 2023
Committee stage: 1st sitting (Commons)
14th November 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by St Mungo's homelessness charity (RRB06)
14th November 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Shelter (RRB09)
14th November 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Greystar (RRB11)
14th November 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Renters' Reform Coalition (RRB14)
14th November 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Positive Money (RRB16)
14th November 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Large Agents' Representation Group (LARG) (RRB17)
14th November 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Get Living PLC (RRB19)
14th November 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Student Accredited Private Rental Sector (SAPRS) (RRB22)
14th November 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by National Debtline (RRB23)
14th November 2023
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 14 November 2023
14th November 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by West Midlands Combined Authority Homelessness Taskforce (RRB03)
14th November 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance (RRB12)
14th November 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Crisis (RRB21)
14th November 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the National Residential Landlords Association (RRB20)
14th November 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Generation Rent (RRB18)
14th November 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Professor Christopher Hodges OBE PhD MA FSALS FRSA (RRB15)
14th November 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Dogs Trust (RRB13)
14th November 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by The Property Institute (RRB10)
14th November 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the British Property Federation (BPF) (RRB08)
14th November 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Grainger plc (RRB07)
14th November 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Cats Protection (RRB05)
14th November 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Marie Curie (RRB04)
14th November 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Thomas Dove (RRB02)
14th November 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by PayProp UK (RRB01)
13th November 2023
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 13 November 2023
8th November 2023
2nd reading (Commons)
8th November 2023
1st reading (Commons)
8th November 2023
Bill
Bill 004 2023-24 (as introduced)
8th November 2023
Bill
Bill 0004 2023-24 (as introduced) - xml download
8th November 2023
Explanatory Notes
Bill 004 EN 2023-24
27th October 2023
Press notices
Renters (Reform) Bill: call for evidence
23rd October 2023
2nd reading (Commons)
23rd October 2023
Carry-over motion
23rd October 2023
Programme motion
23rd October 2023
Ways and Means resolution
23rd October 2023
Money resolution
17th October 2023
Briefing papers
Research Briefing on the Bill
3rd July 2023
Impact Assessments
Impact Assessment from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
15th June 2023
Delegated Powers Memorandum
Memorandum from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities to the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee
17th May 2023
1st reading (Commons)
17th May 2023
Bill
Bill 308 2022-23 (as introduced)
17th May 2023
Explanatory Notes
Bill 308 EN 2022-23