Landlords will need to make sure they’re using a deposit scheme if they want to evict their tenant, under amendments made to the Renters Reform Bill by Labour MPs.

As it stands landlords have to pay the deposit back before they evict the tenant.

MPs also called for an amendment requiring the Secretary of State to explain what constitutes anti-social behaviour within six months of the bill getting assent.

The penalty for non-compliance with the landlord redress scheme will be increased from a maximum of £30,000 to £60,000.

Meanwhile, the maximum amount of rent that could be lawfully requested as a deposit will stand at five’ weeks rent for tenancies of less than £50,000 per annum, but to six weeks’ rent for tenancies over £50,000.

Energy Performance Certificate details will be recorded in the looming online portal register, under an amendment made by Green MP Caroline Lucas.