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Renters Reform Bill


Do we hear talks of the Section 21 notice of possession, being scrapped for good? Yes, you heard right, we do!

The much-delayed Renters Reform Bill looks to be finally coming into play and the axe of S21 ‘no fault’ eviction, is part of the Government’s plan to make the safety of private rented tenants, a high priority.

This article will give you an insight into what having the S21 ‘no fault’ eviction put in the bin will mean for Tenants in Leeds and across not only West Yorkshire, but the rest of the country.

The ‘step change’ into protecting 4.4 million households privately renting across England, was first announced in April 2019 and spoke to be ‘the biggest change to the private rented sector for a generation’. We sit here in Q2, 2022 and it looks like we are inches away from having the clause removed from the Housing Act 1988, to benefit renters in the PRS.

A S21 is the notice a landlord can serve on their tenant to begin the process of taking possession of their property, which is let on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy.

What grounds can this be served upon?

Well, this is where part of the problem lies and the reason the S21 is going to be abolished for good. Landlords do not need to provide a reason to serve a S21 notice on their tenants. When this change lands in full force, Landlords will no longer be able to evict tenants for ‘no fault’. Whilst some see this as a start to ensuring tenants are not living in fear from being evicted from their home for unfair reasons, others see this as having a detrimental effect on Landlords and Agents.

What are your thoughts on the ‘new deal’ that’s going to be put in place?

Are you supportive of the proposals to end ‘no fault’ evictions?

Do we need to see the proposals for widening the grounds for possession under Section 8 before making comment?

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