The initiative is entitled : "Stronger protection for tenants & leaseholders"
It smacks of talking tough (possibly to please their coalition partners). Maybe the Tories are trying to appeal to the tenant vote. However, the raft of proposed measures thankfully lacks real teeth and most importantly any additional regulation.
In this case most landlords can breath a sigh of relief.
It's a case of being gummed by a toothless lion! The measures are:
- a new voluntary code of practice for the management of property in the private rented sector.
- new help to rent guide.
- a model tenancy agreements for longer lets (good idea - but unlikely to be popular with landlords) - what the government need to do is practice a bit of nudge economics and give landlords letting with these tenancies additional tax advantages.
- extra guidance for local councils on how to tackle rogue landlords
- a discussion document on the conditions in the private rental sector