In a Sky News interview last week, Michael Gove announced that the Renters Reform Bill would be ‘out next week’ and introduced into Parliament. This decision has now been back-tracked due to ‘procedural issues’.
Over the Bank Holiday weekend, speculation was mounting that Tory backbenchers were unhappy with the pro-tenant, anti-landlord sentiment contained in the proposed legislation.
The Bill was first pledged by the Conservative administration back in 2019.
A Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities spokesman said: “We are absolutely committed to delivering a fairer deal for renters.
“We will bring forward legislation very shortly, which will include a ban on ‘no fault’ evictions, so that all tenants have greater security in their homes and are empowered to challenge poor conditions.
“We are also introducing a Decent Homes Standard for the Private Rented Sector for the first time ever which will make sure privately rented homes are safe and decent.”