The RLA has signed a letter to the Government, urging for a vote in favour of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill, following amendments in the House of Lords.
The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill will bring letting and managing agents under similar legislative regulations to estate agents.
The RLA is joined in its support of the Bill by Which?, Shelter, the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, the Association of Residential Letting Agents, the Property Ombudsman, and the Ombudsman Services.
The Reform Bill comes in light of growing demand from landlords who have called for greater protection from rogue agents and an improvement to property management.
The letter concludes, “The fact that tenants, landlords and industry all agree on the need for this reform speaks volumes. This new clause also has cross party support from all sides. We hope that a suitable compromise can be found on a measure which would improve the market for letting agents, landlords and tenants alike.”
The Bill returns to the House of Commons on Tuesday 16th April whereby MPs are expected to make a decision.