Private Rented Housing

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 16 April 2018.

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Photo of Alex Sobel Alex Sobel Labour/Co-operative, Leeds North West

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to encourage private sector landlords to provide longer-term contracts.

Photo of Heather Wheeler Heather Wheeler Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

The Government is committed to protecting the rights of tenants and giving them more security.

We have published a model tenancy agreement which landlords and tenants can use as the basis for longer, family friendly tenancies, available at:

We will shortly be launching a consultation seeking views on the benefits and barriers to landlords offering longer tenancies in the private rented sector. This work will inform any next steps, including costs, of how we can support landlords to offer more secure tenancies.

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