End of Unfair Evictions a Positive Step Forward

15 April 2019, Ross Matthewman

Commenting on the news that the Government will scrap section 21 "no fault" evictions and introduce open-ended tenancies in England, CIEH has welcomed the move but called for balance.

Tamara Sandoul, Housing Policy Manager at CIEH, said:

"Housing conditions and tenant protections live side by side.

Tenants have long been put off making legitimate complaints about poor conditions and disrepair due to the fear of being evicted for no reason and at short notice. We welcome the Government’s bold move to end Section 21 evictions.

This is a big step forward and should give tenants greater security, which they will need in order to challenge poor conditions.

However, we also recognise that there will be legitimate reasons for landlords to recover their property. These reasons should also be properly explored and addressed in the proposals."

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