The Government launched their consultation on the abolition of Section 21 Notices on 21st July 2019.
Under the current law, a landlord has a legal right to regain possession of their property at the end of an Assured Shorthold Tenancy, using a Section 21 Notice. The use of a Section 21 notice is commonly known as a “no fault eviction” process.
The abolition of the current law would therefore have far-reaching implications for Landlords in the private rented sector.
The next step is for the Government to consult on the proposals and “collaborate with and listen to landlords, tenants and others in the private rented sector to develop a new deal for renting”. The consultation will be open for 12 weeks and closes on 12th October 2019.
If you are a private Landlord and require some advice and assistance please do not hesitate to contact our Housing Team on (02476) 745000.