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News broke last week of the government’s intention to abolish Section 21, for ‘Non-Fault’, this would mean under the government’s new plans, landlords would be required to provide ‘concrete, evidenced reason already specified in law’ to bring tenancies to an end, under grounds used in a Section 8 Notice. Previously in our last survey on Section 21’s . 56% of landlords are using Section 21’s because their tenants are in arrears, because its easier and quicker and most write off the rent. Only 0.5% of landlords served Section 21’s because the tenants had asked for repairs to be carried out, this is called ‘Retaliation Eviction’.
We do fully understand the argument that unscrupulous landlords should not be able to evict good tenants, without reason and that families to have greater security. But the term, ‘Non-Fault’, is an incorrect phrase, as there is always a reason why a landlord evicts a tenant, mainly rent arrears, or they need to sale or move back into the property. We want to hear your views, please complete this short survey and give us your views on the latest announcement, there will be a formal consultation by the Government in the future, but in the meantime, What will the impact be for you?©LandlordZONE® – legal content applies primarily to England and is not a definitive statement of the law, always seek professional advice.