Angela Raynor, Labour’s deputy leader and shadow secretary of state for levelling up, housing and communities, has given a series of interviews, where she says that if Labour wins the next General Election, she will ban Section 21 ‘no-fault’ evictions on the first day of taking office, without any conditions or delays.
This is after the current Government has said they will also ban Section 21, but after court reforms have been brought about.
Ms Raynor also offered an opinion on rent regulation and said the ‘blunt tool of hard rent caps is not going to solve the problem’, and promised to review the Right to Buy policy for council and social homes which she said was ‘unfair’ to both tenants and taxpayers because it depleted affordable housing stock and often benefited private landlords rather than residents.
She would also implement the Law Commission’s recommendations to end ‘feudal’ leasehold home ownership, which affects millions of homeowners who must pay ground rent and service charges to a freeholder.
Note that iHowz are holding a briefing for all MPs and Lords in the Commons on Wednesday November 22nd, where we will present a mechanism that would allow retention of the Section 21 notice.