No-fault evictions to be banned in England

No-fault evictions are now to be banned in England.

This ruling means private landlords will no longer be able to evict tenants at short notice without good reason.

The government says the new plans are in place to protect renters from “unethical” landlords and give them more long-term security.

 

First Minister Mark Drakeford has announced similar plans for Wales, while in Scotland new rules requiring landlords to give a reason for ending tenancies were introduced in 2017.

There are no plans in Northern Ireland to end no-fault evictions where a fixed-term tenancy has come to an end.

Currently, landlords can give tenants as little as eight weeks’ notice after a fixed-term contract 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.

 

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