Following yesterday’s announcement from the government that it is to ban Section 21 ‘no fault’ evictions by landlords and letting agents, further proposals to soften the blow of the shock announcement have been revealed.

The more complicated Section 8 eviction process is to be amended to enable landlords to end a tenancy if they have a legitimate reason to do so, including regaining a home should they wish to sell it or move into it.

Also, the legal process of eviction is to be ‘expedited’ to help landlords regain their properties more quickly and smoothly if tenants fail to pay their rent or damage a property.

These proposals, along with yesterday’s decision to end Section 21 evictions, are to be put out to consultation.


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