Millions of tenants will be prevented from no-fault evictions in a landmark government announcement.
In what has been described as one of the biggest overhauls for renters, landlords will no longer be able to evict tenants from their homes at short notice without good reason under the new plans.
But what will the proposed changes mean for landlords and tenants and how do they navigate the minefield of legalities?
Simon Roberts, a solicitor at law and insurance firm DAS Law, explains what tenants and landlords need to know:
My landlord is threatening to evict me – how do I ensure he is acting within the law?
If you have an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST – most tenancies are ASTs) the landlord cannot evict you from the property without a court order. If you have been threatened with eviction please seek immediate legal advice.