As I’m sure you’re aware, Section 21 notices currently allow landlords to evict tenants for no reason after their fixed-term tenancy ends, however the Government have expressed their desire to protect renters from ‘unethical’ landlords and give them added security in regard to long-term tenancies.
With the new plans that the Government have proposed, landlords would be required to provide a ‘concrete evidenced reason already specified in law’ in order to bring a tenancy to an end.
Research conducted by Manchester Metropolitan University for the RLA found that in the majority of cases where tenants were issued a section 21 notice, there was a clear reason. Half of these notices were issued to tenants who have rent arrears or were causing damage to the property, with other common reasons being that the landlord had to take back possession of the property for sale or a refurbishment.
We understand that there will be concerns amongst landlords, so we’d like to offer free landlord advice to anyone who would like more information regarding this.