A consultation on the minimum tenancy term will run until the end of the August.
Exemptions to the rules could apply to some types of tenant – for instance those in student accommodation.
Government figures show renters do stay in a property for an average of four years but most have shorter contracts.
Communities Secretary James Brokenshire said: “It is deeply unfair when renters are forced to uproot their lives or find new schools for their children at short notice due to the terms of their rental contract.
“Being able to call your rental property your home is vital to putting down roots and building stronger communities.”
Shadow housing secretary John Healey said: “Any fresh help for renters is welcome but this latest promise is meaningless if landlords can still force tenants out by hiking up the rent.
He said Labour plans included controls on rents, an end to no-fault evictions and protection against substandard properties.
Sex toys, fish, a 5ft cuddly toy, knickers and 17 jars of beetroot are some of the strange items found in sewers in Wales.
Welsh Water is dealing with about 2,000 calls every month to remove items like wet wipes from drains.
It now says the problem is so bad it should be taught in schools, so children can influence their parents.
Joseph Scarpato, who clears the drains, said toilets were being used as “bins”.
At Cardiff Treatment Works, where the sewerage is separated, all the un-flushable items get collected into a skip – with the company removing seven tonnes worth of rubbish from that site alone every week.
Crews have spoken of finding leather coats, sex toys, knickers, fish and tennis balls stuffed in pipes or flushed down toilets.
One manhole was being used to store stolen goods, with shelves put in to hold the items, while a dead horse and car parts have been found in sewers.
But the biggest challenge they face is cleaning the drains of wet wipes and sanitary products flushed down toilets as well as fatbergs blocking sewers, with the clear-up costing about £7m every year.
While the number of blockages has decreased in the last four years, from 26,771 in 2015/16 to 22,258 in 2017/18, the company said the rising use of wet wipes meant the blockages remains a significant problem.
The company says that it is not always the customers’ fault, as some toilet wipes and wet wipes are labelled by manufacturers as flushable – despite them not being biodegradable.
‘I’ve seen a door mat stuffed in a pipe’
Joseph Scarpato spends his days looking down people’s drains – and fishing out things which would make even the most iron-clad stomach churn.
After working for Welsh Water for four years there is not a lot he has not seen and not much that surprises him.
“I’ve seen a door mat in a pipe line, that was a bit weird, it wasn’t even in the sewer it was in the pipe work – I have no idea how that got there,” said Mr Scarpato.
He said the worst thing he had seen was when a rat died, swelled up and blocked a whole street in Blaenavon, Torfaen – when he pulled it out it was jet black and covered in fat.
BBC Wales went along with Mr Scarpato as he responded to a call from a man in Bargoed, Caerphilly, who had tried everything to unblock his toilet, but with no luck.
When he opened the drain covers, Me Scarpato soon found what the problem was – wet wipes which had formed a ball blocking the drains.
He said if left to build up they could “flood toilets, houses, streets” and even “break pumping stations”.
He said the issue could start at one house and end up blocking a whole street, with someone flushing wet wipes at the top of a hill flooding a house at the bottom.
“I’ve been on a job that’s taken six hours because the whole street was blocked, and I’ve gone up and down the street all night,” he said.
“You’ll clear one section and then another load of sewerage will come down with loads of wet wipes – you can chase it all the way down the street sometimes.”
Welsh Water, which is not-for-profit company, is responsible for managing more than 16,800 miles (27,000km) of sewer network, with staff spending about 28,000 hours a year removing blockages.
This includes 1.3m cotton buds flushed down toilets. It is an offence to flush anything which could cause a blockage.
Emma Harris, pollution reduction strategy manager, said: “People put strange things down the sewers, whether its toys or dead tropical fish, but also a lot of wet wipes and also sanitary products,
“I think it is part of educating our customers to make sure they understand, they don’t necessarily make that connection between what we flush down the toilet and the impact it could have on the environment.”
She said the education should start in schools to change habits early – and while officers do go into schools, it should be part of the new national curriculum.
“If you look at the success we have had with recycling in this county, and a think a lot of that has come from how we have educated our children into doing the right thin, so if the children take the messages home that’s very important.”
Residents and businesses affected by the Glasgow School of Art fire will hold a meeting later amid claims that they are not receiving enough support.
Since the blaze at the Mackintosh building on 15 June, residents from 33 properties have been unable to access their homes.
Traders have also warned that it could spell the end for some businesses.
Glasgow City Council and the Scottish government have set up a hardship fund for those affected.
They said each household would be eligible to receive £3,000 as part of the fund, while businesses would be offered rate relief.
However, local authority leader, Susan Aitken, has acknowledged that it remains unknown when people whose homes are businesses are within the current exclusion zone around the fire site will be able to return.
Holidaymakers who book hotels and flights separately will get the same protection as those buying package holidays under new EU rules that have now come into force.
Package holidaymakers are both financially and legally covered if things go wrong.
But those who book different elements of their holiday separately have been less well protected.
The new regulations attempt to close the gap in consumer protection.
The government said the new rules would protect an extra 10 million package travel holidays a year.
The Package Travel Regulations 2018 were prompted by the growing number of people who book flights, hotels and other tourist services, like car hire, online. Last year 83% of British people booked a holiday over the internet.
The new rules will also apply to people who go into a High Street travel agent and pick and choose separate elements of their holiday and pay for them all together.
Until now mix-and-match holidays were financially protected, if an airline went out of business, for example.
However, if a holidaymaker had a grievance with a hotelier, for example, they would have had to pursue any legal action themselves.
Widening the definition of a package holiday means that from now on in such a situation the travel company is “responsible for making sure that you get the holiday you paid for”, the Association of British Travel Agents (Abta) said in its guidance on the new rules.
“If something isn’t provided or isn’t as expected, and your travel company or its suppliers is at fault, they will need to sort this out for you,” it added.
Travel litigation specialist Joanne Brine of JMW Solicitors said: “Should anything happen while you’re on holiday – such as an accident or injury on hotel property – subsequent claims will be more straightforward to deal with, since the operator you booked with will hold liability if travel services aren’t provided with reasonable skill and care.
“Plus, if an operator goes bust, you’re guaranteed to receive a full refund or, if you’re already abroad, to be brought home. Added legal protection also gives the right to help if weather conditions or industrial action hamper your plans.