Senate seeks public views on the Landlord and Tenant Bill, 2021

The Clerk of the Senate, Charles Nyagenye, is calling on members of the public to submit any representation, that they may have on the Landlord and Tenant Bill, 2021.

This comes as Kenyans have 10 days to submit memoranda on a Bill that seeks to protect tenants from arbitrary changes by landlords.

The Senate, has asked the public to submit views on the Landlord and Tenant Bill, 2021, that if enacted into law, will give the government power to cap rent increases, on commercial and residential premises.

The Bill was passed by the National Assembly and forwarded to the Senate. The senates mandate is to channel input as it affects functions of county governments.

If the government-backed Bill becomes law, rent increases will be capped at the inflation rate of the preceding year.

Landlords will, however, have a window to breach the average inflation rate in case of sharp increases in rates paid counties and other State agencies or when they introduce an additional service to clients like security, garbage collection or home internet.

Building owners can also increase rent above the measure of cost of living if they make necessary upgrades to homes and office blocks.

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