Published: 16th Apr 2019

Credit – Keith Edkins The government has announced it is set to crack down on private landlords unfairly evicting their tenants at short notice without good reason. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has outlined its plans to consult on new laws abolishing section 21 (‘no-fault’) evictions, which are one of the biggest causes of family homelessness. Currently landlords are able to evict tenants from their homes with as little as eight weeks’ notice after a fixed-term tenancy has ended, leading tenants to live in fear of eviction. The government has called it the ‘biggest change in a generation’ to the private rented sector, with over four million people now living in privately rented accommodation. Communities Secretary James Brokenshire, said: ‘By abolishing these kinds of evictions, every single person living in the private rented sector will be empowered to make the right housing choice … (To read the full article, subscribe below)