UKAA brings BTR sector together to discuss Renters (Reform) Bill

  • Proposed legislation discussed at packed seminar hosted by Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP on 3rdAugust 2023
  • Attendees focused on how changes will impact Build to Rent providers and tenants
  • Event was followed by well-attended UKAA London Summer Drinks Reception

A recent seminar organised by the UKAA and hosted by Womble Bond Dickinson discussing the Renters (Reform) Bill saw experts from across the Build to Rent (BTR) sector come together to consider the impact of the proposed legislation.

Held on 3rd August 2023, the well-attended seminar looked in detail at how the Renters (Reform) Bill – if passed in its current format – will change assured shorthold tenancies, grounds for possession and abolish section 21 notices. Attendees gathered at Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP’s More London offices for learning, networking, and lively discussion of the short and longer-term implications of the Bill.

“It was gratifying to see so many from across the Build to Rent sector working together to consider the implications of the Renters (Reform) Bill, and find ways in which we can identify, respond and adapt to the changes that it could introduce. BTR accommodation plays a vital and growing role in the UK’s housing mix. Sector leaders are keen to show how our collective adaptability and forward-thinking approach will continue to ensure Build to Rent’s continuing relevance and importance moving forward.” – Brendan Geraghty, CEO, UKAA

The Renters (Reform) Bill seminar was followed by the UKAA London Summer Drinks Reception, also hosted at Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP’s office. The evening provided a chance for UKAA members to connect in a relaxed setting, celebrating the successes of the past year while forging stronger relationships to tackle future challenges.

The UKAA hosts a varied schedule of events throughout the year, including seminars, webinars, study tours, the BTR sector’s largest trade show and Annual Conference and Awards.

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