After much campaigning by the likes of Generation Rent and Shelter, the government has vowed to scrap section 21 notices, also known as ‘no fault’ evictions.

These allowed landlords to evict people from their homes without justification and with as little as eight-weeks notice, and have been held up as an example of the insecurity that renters face in the private rented sector (PRS).

Given decades of Conservative housing policy that has prioritised homeowners and first-time buyers, the move to ban no fault evictions may be the first sign of a welcome shift towards a more tenure-neutral approach, in which the needs of renters are equally recognised.

 

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