The government says it is committed to modernising the rented sector, and intends to introduce a new, fairer deal for both landlords and tenants.
On 15 April 2019, the government announced that it will put an end to so called ‘no-fault’ evictions by repealing section 21 of the Housing Act 1988. Under the new framework, a tenant cannot be evicted from their home without good reason. They say it will provide tenants with more stability, protecting them from having to make frequent moves at short notice, and enabling them to put down roots and plan for the future.
The government also proposed to strengthen the section 8 eviction process, so landlords are able to regain their property should they wish to sell it or move into it themselves. They say it will provide a more secure legal framework and a more stable rental market for landlords to remain and invest in.
The government want to know your view on implementing the decision to remove Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 and improving section 8 eviction grounds. They are also inviting views on the implications of removing the ability of landlords to grant assured shorthold tenancies in the future, how the processing of repossession orders through the courts could be improved, and whether the reforms should be extended to other types of landlords, most notably, to housing associations.
Read more and have your say here.