Government announces the beginning of the end for the Section 21

The Government has today (2/2/22) announced its long awaited Leveling Up paper.

It can be seen here, and among other matters states:-

Section 21 ‘no fault’ evictions will be abolished

  • The government will announce a plan that for the first time ever, all homes in the Private Rented Sector will have to meet a minimum standard – the Decent Homes Standard. Section 21 ‘no fault’ evictions will further be abolished, ending the unfair situation where renters can be kicked out of their homes for no reason. We will consult on introducing a landlords register, and will set out plans for a crackdown on rogue landlords – making sure fines and bans stop repeat offenders leaving renters in terrible conditions.
  • Home ownership will be boosted due to a new £1.5 billion Levelling Up Home Building Fund being launched, which will provide loans to SMEs and support the UK government’s wider regeneration agenda in areas that are a priority for levelling up.
  • The government will further commit to building more genuinely affordable social housing. A new Social Housing Regulation Bill will deliver upon the commitments the government made following the Grenfell tragedy in 2017.

Don’t forget our campaign to ensure MP’s are aware of the consequences of losing the Section 21.  See here

See the Levelling Up paper here

 

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