The G15 responds to consultation on plans to end no fault evictions

  • 16 October 2019

On 21 July 2019, the Government began a consultation on their plans to end so called ‘no-fault’ evictions by repealing section 21 of the Housing Act 1988.

Under the proposed framework, a tenant cannot be evicted from their home without good reason.

The Government also proposes to strengthen the section 8 eviction process, so landlords are able to regain their property should they wish to sell it or move into it themselves.

The G15 wholeheartedly supports the Government’s decision to abolish Section 21 in order to give tenants renting from private landlords the security they need to plan their future. We welcome the opportunity to feed back on the proposals for repealing Section 21 and for reinforcing the implementation of Section 8.

Although we are in favour of the repeal of Section 21, the broad range of different housing needs we meet mean that there are various circumstances that will require special arrangements so that we can continue to support the most vulnerable.

Specifically, housing associations would mainly be affected by the proposed changes in relation to:

  • Temporary housing
  • Supported housing
  • Intermediate rent products including Key Worker housing
  • Decanting and regeneration
  • Fixed term tenancies
  • Starter tenancies
  • London Living Rent
  • Build to Rent
Read our consultation response