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Truss reveals banning Section 21 evictions WILL go ahead despite yesterday's leak


The Prime Minister has scotched rumours yesterday that she intends to U-turn on the previous Conservative government's commitment to get rid of Section 21 '�no-fault' evictions.

During a packed Prime Minister's Questions in the Commons this morning, she confirmed in a terse two-word statement that a key plank of the Renters Reform Act would be proceeding.

This followed speculation yesterday following a leak to The Times newspaper's political editor that officials at the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities were looking to row back on the commitment.

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During PMQs Labour MP for Blackley and Broughton Graham Stringer (pictured) asked: 'Spooking the markets and increasing the cost of borrowing and mortgages was almost certainly an act of gross incompetence rather than malevolence.

'But going back on the commitment to end no-fault evictions is an act of extreme callousness '� can the Prime Minister reassure the UK's 1 million private renters that she will carry out the commitment to get rid of no-fault evictions.'�

In answer to his question, Truss answered: "I can".

Although many experts believed the decision to go back on the Section 21 banning commitment was being considered in Whitehall, the howls of indication from the many campaign and lobby groups who have backed its development in recent years were strong enough to prevent such a U-turn happening.

Watch today's PMQs in full.

Read more: How to evict a tenant.


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