Published: 23rd May 2019

Credit – Keith Edkins Almost half of landlords and letting agents are considering selling some of or all their rental homes if the government goes ahead with scrapping section 21 (‘no-fault’) evictions. A survey by the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) – which attracted record responses of over 6,500 landlords and agents – found that 46% of respondents are now planning to sell their properties. However, the survey also indicates caution as 40% of respondents said they will wait for the government to confirm its plans before they decide on whether to provide homes for rent. The results of the survey come after the government announced it is consulting on whether to scrap section 21 evictions, which allow landlords to evict tenants with as little as eight weeks’ notice once a fixed-term tenancy has come to an end. David Smith, policy director for the RLA, said: ‘Security … (To read the full article, subscribe below)