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The government is committed to modernising the private rented sector, and intends to introduce a new, fairer deal for both landlords and tenants, plus putting an end to Section 21 ‘no-fault’ evictions!

The government is committed to modernising the private rented sector, and intends to introduce a new, fairer deal for both landlords and tenants.

The government’s response proposes:

  • to improve security for tenants by repealing Section 21 of the Housing Act (1988), putting an end ‘no-fault’ evictions. This will protect tenants from having to make frequent and short notice moves, and will enable them to plan for the future.
  • amending the Section 8 eviction process, so landlords are able to regain their property should they wish to sell it or move into it themselves. This will provide a more secure legal framework and a more stable rental market for landlords to remain and invest in.
  • reforming the court process for housing cases, so that landlords are able to swiftly and smoothly regain their property where they have a legitimate reason – meaning landlords have the security of knowing disputes will be resolved more quickly.

For further information on this and the proposed model for longer tenancies please go to this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/overcoming-the-barriers-to-longer-tenancies-in-the-private-rented-sector