The government to ban no-fault Section 21 evictions

The announcement by the government comes after a string of new Acts that have recently been introduced in the private rental sector.

The government says it wants to protect renters from "unethical" landlords and give them more long-term security. Currently, Section 21 notices allow landlords to evict tenants without a reason after their fixed-term tenancy period ends.

Under the government's new plans, landlords would have to provide a "concrete, evidenced reason already specified in law" in order to bring tenancies to an end. The prime minister also said the government was acting to prevent "unfair evictions".

Similar changes have been introduced in Scotland in 2017 with new rules requiring landlords to give a reason for ending tenancies.

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