“No Fault Evictions” to continue for now.

This week saw the Renters Reform Bill have its third reading in the House of Commons and it will now progress to the House of Lords for further debate. 

The abolition of the so called ‘no fault’ Section 21 evictions is a key element of the proposed bill but it has come under significant scrutiny from MPs and landlord groups.

During this week‘s debate the majority of MPs voted to indefinitely suspend the abolition of Section 21 eviction notices until the court system for possession cases undergoes significant reform. 

The Housing Secretary Michael Gove has been forced to backtrack on his promise to ensure the Bill would be in full effect before the General Election.

Tenant groups campaigning for a fairer private rented sector argue that the Bill has been watered down to the point it no longer delivers adequate reform. 

We will keep you updated as the Bill continues it’s journey through to becoming law.