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15 April 2019

No fault evictions by private landlords to be banned in England

Phil Hind

Phil Hind

Tel: 01753 278652

The government has announced new proposals that will aim to protect the 11 million private sector tenants in England from ‘unethical’ landlords and provide them with more security.

At present renters can be evicted from their home after their fixed-term tenancy period ends without a reason and can be given as little as eight weeks’ notice. This is known as the Section 21 process.

Prime Minister Theresa May said: "Everyone renting in the private sector has the right to feel secure in their home, settled in their community and able to plan for the future with confidence.

"But millions of responsible tenants could still be uprooted by their landlord with little notice, and often little justification.

"This is wrong – and today we're acting by preventing these unfair evictions. Landlords will still be able to end tenancies where they have legitimate reasons to do so, but they will no longer be able to unexpectedly evict families with only eight weeks' notice.

"This important step will not only protect tenants from unethical behaviour, but also give them the long-term certainty and the peace of mind they deserve."

For advice on landlord and tenant disputes or possession claims, contact the property disputes team by emailing disputes@bpcollins.co.uk or call 01753 889995.

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